The Negro Network and The Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center of Grambling State University will be hosting a special two-day 2019 Black History Program titled “Recovering A Lost Identity: The Healing of Black America.”
The Negro Network, originally founded in early 2013, aims to provide a web-based black community bringing blacks together of all skills and professions, the mission is to educate and wake-up Black America.
The event is being held free of charge at the School of Nursing Auditorium located at 1 Cole Street in Grambling. Registration is available through the Eventbrite website.
The first day of the two-day program is the screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film; ‘Hebrews to Negroes Wake Up Black America’, will take place on Friday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. The second day will include presentations and a panel discussion on Saturday, February 16th at 10 a.m.
The two-day event is sponsored by The Honors College, Department of Mass Communication, History Department and The University College. We should expect special guest appearances from Ronald Dalton Jr. of The Negro Network, Morris Williams and Joshua Cullins from Rebirth of a Nation Ministries who will also be performing their song “Fi-Yah (In My Soul)”.
Rebirth of a Nation Ministries was established to awaken and unite the true descendants of Abraham, Issacs and Jacob to their history and heritage. They teach, preach, unite and inform by creating educational content via social media.
Their goal is to connect like-minded Hebrews with assemblies in order to create a powerful network.
Dr. Mary Colleen Speed, the Director at the Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center, hopes that introducing this film to the campus will encourage students to start asking questions about their heritage and will aim to find their own identity, where they came from and how they connect with others.
“Through therapy, when speaking to students; if you don’t know who you are as far as an identity, it becomes a crisis,” Speed said.
Grambling State University is filled with students from almost every nation, which is why this movie is not just for a specific group of people, it is an opportunity for every individual to understand the fact that there’s more to us than meets the eye.
“Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” touches on a lot of controversial subjects. The movie aims to answer the questions lingering in the back of the viewer’s minds, most notably whether black people have been told lies about their heritage.
The event aims to peak the curiosity of attendees to go and research whether they are West Indian, African, American, Asian, Hispanic etc., in order to gain the confidence and self-worth so that they can do better in their respective lives whether it is at school, in the workforce, at home or simply amongst your peers.
For more information you can go to hebrewstonegroesmovie.com or thenegronetwork.com.