Celebrating Black History Month: MSU African American Studies program hosts 28 Days of Service challenge

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The African American Studies program at Mississippi State University is sponsoring a 28 Days of Service challenge to enhance community engagement and inspire students, faculty, staff and others to participate in service projects and assist community organizations.

During Black History Month, the AAS program is encouraging participants to meet as many of the following weekly goals as possible. Participants are encouraged to tag the African American Studies program in social media posts documenting their community service. Follow on Facebook @MSUAAS and Instagram @msu_aas.

Week 1—Identify the needs of your community; Get involved with a service organization and project in your community; Encourage friends to join you in service.

Week 2—Post a video about what service means to you; Tag local organizations in your community; Post a video about the importance of service; Challenge local businesses to donate to a cause in your community; Tag local businesses that are already giving back.

Week 3—Share community organizations in your area; Inspire others to serve and tag friends who are serving; Post a video about how serving has impacted you.

Week 4—Support local and/or Black-owned businesses and tag them on social media; Create service projects and initiatives.

For more information on the 28 Days of Service initiative, contact Morgan Alexander, MSU AAS public relations and programming coordinator, at 662-325-0587 or mea190@msstate.edu.

Learn more about MSU’s African American Studies program at www.aas.msstate.edu.

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