Not many people get excited about going back to school after spring break. Luckily, Black Men on the Move (BMOTM) is welcoming students back by hosting a whole week of events, starting Monday, March 11.
“Black Men on the Move is a social, academic and cultural organization for black men. Our purpose is to strengthen the relationship between Wright State and black men on campus. We do that through academics, scholarships, community service, brotherhood and everything that will help improve the black men in society,” said Mandril Hood, president of Black Men on the Move. “Our goal is to reach out to black men on campus and give them a voice, assistance in and outside of school as well as academics.”
Inspirational speaker Nate Jameson will open BMOTM’s first event on Monday, Mar. 11. Jameson will be talking about depression and anxiety and how to deal with them, especially in the black community. The event will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. in 114 Oelman Hall.
“On Tuesday we have a fun event called fear factor, [similar to] the show where students can have fun and test their courage,” said Hood.
Prizes will be given to first, second and third place winners. Join in on the fun on March 12 from 7-9 p.m. in Rathskeller.
Wednesday, March 13 is a paint and sip, which comes with a small charge. Keep up with BMOTM for more info.
“Thursday [Mar.14] is our scholarship skate night. We will be raising money for the [Damon Bell] Scholarship at the Orbit Fun Center and will be able to give it out for the spring semester or start of fall semester,” said Hood. The event goes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and has a small charge.
Friday, March 15 is Wild N Out, which will be very similar to the television show. People can interact with the crowd, tell jokes, have teams and go back and forth with each other. The event will be held in the Student Union Atrium from 7-10 p.m., available to anyone.
To end the week, Saturday is community service.
“We are starting to recruit. People can send their applications in on March 4,” Hood said.
To apply, students can click on the application links on Instagram and Twitter, both @wsubmotm, and find additional information on Engage.
“We want to bring back that fun and safe environment [so] everyone can enjoy each other’s company,” Hood added.
Keep up with Black Men on the Move on their Instagram and Twitter and look for them at April Craze!