Elon to host Black History Month Dinner on Feb. 4

Black and Africans-American civic leaders will join students, faculty and staff in McKinnon Hall to talk about their experiences in public life.

In celebration of the start of Black History Month, the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education, the East and Oaks neighborhoods, and the Political Engagement Work Group are hosting a Black History Month Dinner on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in McKinnon Hall.

The dinner invites black and African-American political and civic leaders from across North Carolina to discuss their professional paths with students, faculty and staff.

Guests in attendance will be:

  • Tony Foriest, former North Carolina state senator
  • Clara Foriest, Elon Board of Visitors
  • Elliot Lynch, former candidate for the 64th district seat of the North Carolina House of Representatives
  • DiAnne Enoch, town clerk, Town of Elon
  • Sugelema Lynch, community organizer, Down Home NC
  • Devonta Wilson, president, Young Democrats of North Carolina

Elon University attendees will be:

  • Naeemah Clark, professor of cinema and television arts
  • Randy Williams, associate vice president for inclusive excellence and assistant professor of education
  • Kenn Gaither, associate dean of the School of Communications and professor of strategic communications
  • Amy Johnson, executive director of the Elon Core Curriculum and associate professor of history

The dinner is open to the entire campus community.