BSA Weekly Newsletter

November 5th - 10th

Letter From The President

Morgan Franklin

Dear BSA Family,

We will be having a Mentor / Mentee event next Friday followed by thanksgiving the week after!

If there is anything that the BSA can do for you, please let me know!

Anchor Down,

Morgan Franklin

Events Around Campus This Week

Vanderbilt Public Relations Society General Body Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 6pm

Buttrick 112

We will continue working with our committees to plan the best Scene and Heard fashion show yet,

discussing our upcoming professional development events,

and hearing more about what we can do for you!

Peace, Love, and Publicity

Music and Mancala

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 6pm

Sarratt 325/327

Vanderbilt's African Student Union is hosting "Music and Mancala", a night full of food, games, and dancing! Come learn how to play one of the most popular board games in Africa! We will have the hottest African music mixes that will make you want to get up and dance!!! Also, there will be FREE Knockout wings and biscuits!!!! Did I mention Free Knockout wings and Biscuits?!!! See you there!!

The Elegant Eta Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Presents:

Pink Is The New Black: Tackling Social Injustices

WEDNESDAY, November 6th

“HER Time in a Women’s Prison”
Calhoun 218
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

The Elegant Eta Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Vanderbilt Prison Project invite you to participate in a panel-style discussion concerning women who know first-hand the ordeals of injustice. The guests will enlighten us about their experiences, but OUR service does not cease!
ALL ATTENDEES are asked to bring one or more of the following items to donate to The Next Door, an organization dedicated to providing aid to women impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration.

Education is the facilitator for social change!

THURSDAY, November 7th

"Protecting HER Body"
SLC Board of Trust

Come out for a fun and informative session on combating physical abuse! Knowledge of self-defense techniques is essential to helping protect potential victims of physical abuse, within and across genders. Trained coaches from Nashville Krav Maga will teach self-defense strategies and will provide insight on how to avoid risky situations. Dress appropriately!

FRIDAY, November 8th

"HER Body is Priceless"

Join us for interactive activities that will uncover the truth behind human trafficking. In addition to learning about human trafficking, you will also learn how to prevent this from happening to you and those around you. Last but definitely not least, come and hear about opportunities to become involved with organizations that are working to end this form of modern day slavery. We will be giving out gift cards so come prepared to answer questions!

"Mending HER Heart"
Mending Hearts Women's Rehab Center

Help us in serving the Nashville Community at Mending Hearts Women's Rehab Center. Mending Hearts is a residential recovery-oriented therapeutic community for women who are or are at risk of becoming homeless as a result of their addiction to drugs, alcohol or both. Many of these women have spent time on the streets as prostitutes, time in our jails as prisoners and time under bridges and on park benches as homeless people. These women are ready to set their lives straight, address their addictions and become law-abiding, tax-paying productive citizens again. Please join us in helping this facility serve our community. Cars will leave from Towers 1&2 at 3:08pm. Please be on time.

RSVP to to attend

Pink Is The New Black: Tackling Social Injustices

State of the Word 2013

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7pm

Sarratt Cinema

Tennessee and Alabama's top college and high school poets, emcees, and spoken word artists will convene for the 6th year in a row to celebrate community and expression at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 9th at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Cinema. Tickets can be purchased at southernword.orgor at the door, if still available. Tickets cost $10 general admission; $5 for students; and $3 if you are 17 or under.

Upcoming Events

BSA Mentor / Mentee Night

Friday, Nov. 15th, 4:30pm

Alumni Hall

BSA Thanksgiving Dinner

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 6pm

Alumni Hall

Quote of the Week

"Courage is grace under pressure" - Ernest Hemingway

Black Student Alliance

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