SAB to bring light to recovery efforts

By Kamla Jones

A campus event will give students the chance to have their voices heard and share views on the relief efforts in our country.

America to the Rescue:  International Relief Efforts is an event part of the Diversity Dialogue series, which allow students to talk about issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism.

The event, which the Student Activities Board is hosting, will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in  the William T. Young Library auditorium.

According to the SAB website, the event will discuss how America has helped with numerous disasters around the world, while still having issues and problems that haven’t been resolved in its own backyard.

The website also said a panelist will talk about national and international relief efforts which represent the American Red Cross, Students Taking Action Globally, the Veteran Affairs Office and A Helping Hand Adoption Agency.

An event goal is to open the eyes of the UK community to the international relief efforts and why they are important.

“Students should come to this event because it is relevant and it is something that hasn’t been talked about,” SAB Multicultural Affairs Committee member Dominic McCraney said.

The event comes in light of the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the building efforts still taking place in areas Katrina affected.

The Diversity Dialogue series encourages students and the community to share their views on the set topics and also offers diversity.

“The dialogue provides students with the opportunity to come to a safe environment and express their feelings on surrounding issues,” SAB Director of Multicultural Affairs Jasmine Whitlow said.

More information on America to the Rescue and other SAB events can be found at (