GHC to celebrate Black History with poetry, games and prizes

Christina Goodwin

To celebrate Black History Month, Georgia Highlands is having poetry workshops, spoken word performances with discussions and a trivia game to win cash prizes in February.

Kicking it off, The BreakBeat Poets are coming on Wednesday, Feb. 3. The BreakBeat poets features 78 poets, born between 1961-1999, from all parts of the United States. Kevin Coval, the co-editor of The BreakBeat Poets, and Jamila Woods, a contributing artist, will be at the Cartersville campus from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the Floyd campus from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m for a poetry workshop. Also a spoken word performance and discussion will happen later in the evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Floyd campus.

Later in February, Lady Caress will come to all five GHC locations for a spoken word performance. The dates and locations are as follows: Cartersville Campus on Feb. 15, Floyd on Feb. 16, Marietta on Feb. 23, Paulding on Feb. 24 and Douglasville on Feb. 25. Her show times will be at noon at all locations except Marietta, where the performance starts at 12:30 p.m.

On Feb. 1 at Floyd and Feb. 18 at Cartersville, student life will be hosting the ThinkFast trivia game show with the questions being primarily based on black history. Students can participate alone or in groups. Participants will answer using special remotes, and after several rounds, the winner will receive 200 dollars in cash. It will be held in the Solarium on the Floyd Campus at 12 p.m., and in the student center room 102 on the Cartersville campus.

Other events host by Brother 2 Brother will be announced later in the month.