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The Ebony Gala celebrates its 5th anniversary

On Saturday, Apr. 6 , the Black Student Association (BSA) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) hosted their fifth annual Ebony Gala. This event was born from the desire to highlight the accomplishments and resilience of black students and to showcase what the organizations had been up to in the past academic year. 

Alumnus (‘19) Jimmy Cannon gave the keynote address in which his main points of focus were the concepts of resilience and building a strong base in the communities in which you thrive. The event also recognized the graduating seniors that are in both organizations and gave them an opportunity to be recognized for achieving this accomplishment of graduating from Michigan Tech. 

During this time students were able to recognize their peers and give speeches talking about the character of the highlighted student, further exemplifying the themes of empowerment and representation that this event promotes. 

As the night progressed there was space for a talent show where students had the opportunity to present a talent or share words of encouragement going forward. There was poetry, singing, guitar playing, and even stand-up comedy. As the night drew to a close, hearts were full, and event-goers were smiling. The Ebony Gala is more than just an event. It is a testament to the power of community and symbolizes the ongoing journey at Michigan Tech toward equity and inclusion.

  Through shared experiences, stories, and dreams, the gala serves as a reminder of the strength of founding unity and the transformative impact of collective action. 

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