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Georgia College hosts Legacy Banquet, Ball

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POSTED: February 27, 2008
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Georgia College hosts Legacy Banquet, Ball

Georgia College & State University will host the Legacy Banquet and Ball to honor the recipients of the GCSU Flagg Social Justice Award.

The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. in the University Banquet Room includes dinner. The Legacy Ball follows at 8 p.m.

The award is named after Rev. Wilkes B. Flagg, an affluent legend in the Baldwin Community, in honor of and recognition of his lifelong contributions to educational advancement and social justice.

Nominations for the award were submitted to the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and reviewed by a committee that selected the honors of the three awards to be presented during the Legacy Banquet.

Guest speaker Daniel O’ Black, an associate professor at Clark College in Atlanta and the author of They Tell Me of a Home and A Sacred Place, will present the keynote address and guide a discussion on race.

Following the Legacy Banquet, the Black Student Alliance will host the Legacy Ball at 8 p.m. in Maxwell Student Union Lounge. Formerly known as the Heritage Ball, this semi-formal event has for years provided a social setting for students to come together, mingle and celebrate the work of the organization. It has become a tradition. This year, students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are invited to attend.

General admission to the ball is $10, or $5 with GCSU student ID.

Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Black Student Alliance, Alumni Relations and Student Affairs.

During the month of February, GCSU celebrated its first Social Justice Month, with various events, diversity conversations and thoughts about the ideas of justice, equity and change.

For more information on the Legacy Banquet and Ball or other IED events please call 478-445-4233. The Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at Georgia College & State University works toward increasing awareness on issues of diversity and an environment of equity.

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For more information, contact Judy Bailey in University Communications at (478) 445-4477.