Drexel University will celebrate the virtual opening of its new Center for Black Culture November 12, with a Virtual Kickback to welcome Black students, faculty, professional staff, alumni and allies. The Center will serve as a resource for the University community to gain a greater understanding of the Black experience and support a welcoming and wholly inclusive campus environment.
The Center for Black Culture was established to increase knowledge, recognition, and respect of the people, histories, and cultures of the African diaspora and its many contributions to the world, and to serve as a hub of information and activity. “Launching our new Center for Black Culture is an important milestone for Drexel,” said Drexel University President John Fry. “At a moment when our nation is having a long-overdue reckoning with the enduring inequality rooted in a long history of racial injustice.
“It’s critical for our own campus community to have a welcoming space for greater understanding, conversation, creativity, and active engagement. This Center is one of many substantive steps we are taking to build a more diverse and inclusive Drexel, and we look forward to the unique role it will be able to play in elevating and celebrating the extraordinary impact of Black culture in our campus and our city, our nation, and the world.” John added.