The purpose of this event was to promote and discuss the components of self-esteem. A panel was provided including students with different backgrounds and licensed healthcare professional discussing different topics and answering questions. Our special guest was the Family Health Center, Inc. of Orangeburg, South Carolina. This event took place October 22nd, 2019 at 6:00PM in Claflin University's Ministers Hall. The partnering facilitator and event host was Miss Andraya Clewis.
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students was held on November 13th-16th, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The conference hosts over 2,500 students from 350 colleges and universities and is one of the biggest conferences for underrepresented minorities in the science, technology, education and mathematics career fields. This year twenty students from Claflin University traveled to the conference and presented their research in several disciplines including: Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, and Public Health. After presenting the students were also given the opportunity to explore the beautiful state of California.
Scientific Spa Day
The purpose of this event was targeted towards college students to provide a time of self-care before final examinations. Spa stations included hand, face, foot, and massage and all had natural ingredients! Provided at each station was a "solution", "reactant" and instructions allowing you to experience the science of the spa. There was a sugar scrub (hand), yogurt mask (face), and coffee scrub (foot). Various massagers were provided for the back and neck area. Kiariah Muller, owner, also oversaw all stations and interacted with guest throughout the whole night. This event was held December 2nd, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM in Claflin University's Minister's Hall.
Million Man March 2020
On June 14, 2020, hundreds of people gathered in Columbia, South Carolina, starting at the Martin Luther King Park and marched all the way to the South Carolina State House in demands for equal rights, equality, and fair treatment of police. Attendees were asked to dress in their best professional attire as we wanted to make sure the media could have no chance to portray us in an ugly manner. Today, we changed the narrative. Today, we stood up and marched for people who no longer can. Today, we gave a voice to those who felt like they weren't being heard. I never thought at 22 years old after learning about the social injustices of America and everything that my ancestors have done, that I too would eventually march for those same rights. It's time we take a stand people, and that time is now. No more asking, we're demanding because if freedom don't ring.... the choppa gone sing!!!
This event was organized by CMetro Jones and his local group entitled R.O.A.N (Rise of A Nation).