The theme of this year‘s Black History Month at Stony Brook University is “Sankofa! Social Activism,” and in that spirit, members of several student organizations on campus spoke about what they do and how their peers can get involved.
In this video, Stony Brook University students from various student-run organizations discussed how their organizations benefit the campus community and how they affect change. Those interviewed were:
- Kaya McDonald, president of the Theta Kappa chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority
- Amaya McDonald, arts and culture editor at The Statesman
- Anthoni Haynes, treasurer for Black World
- Saimon Acevedo, president of the SBU chapter of the Phi Delta Psi fraternity
- Sarah Beckford, vice president of the Black Student Union and staff member of The Stony Brook Press
- Julio Shimund Taku of the Black Student Union and business manager of The Stony Brook Press
Taku encourages students to join a campus organization and get involved.
“Not only will you make lifelong friends if you’re willing to put your heart out and extend a hand, but you’re also going to learn a lot about the rich community we have here on Stony Brook’s campus,” he said.
Learn more about Stony Brook clubs and organizations at Student Engagement and Activities.