By Wendy Maeda
Black awareness at Boston University was cited by UMOJA president Charles Wilson as a key element in the organization’s goals.
The major thrust of UMOJA’s activities is directed to plan and implement programs designed for Black students on campus. “Through these social and cultural programs,” Charles stated, “the students can get together and become politically aware. It will make them aware of what is going on in the constitution, what their rights are.”
Charles voiced an optimism over increasing student involvement as well as available activities. UMOJA, he feels, is considerably stronger and brighter since 1972. “Take last semester,” he sadded. “I had to run around and call together these committees. Now the students organize the committees and call me up.”
Several events have been scheduled by UMOJA for the months of Feb., March, and April. The 3rd-World Film Series is slated to be shown on Feb. 15, 22 and March 15, 22, and 29. Horror flicks, spearheaded by the social committee, are scheduled for March 16 at Hayden Hall. Also on the calendar of events are the senior awards on April 19 at the George Sherman Union Ballroom.
The highlight of UMOJA’s activities is the completion of the Black yearbook in May. “If we can get it through, Charles stated, it’ll be wonderful.” He later added, “There shouldn’t be any problems.”