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Cal Poly students paint Poly "P" Pan-African flag colors to celebrate Black History Month

Posted at 4:41 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 22:09:47-05

In February, you may notice the "P" on Cal Poly's hillside painted red, black, green and gold--- students chose those colors to support Black History Month.

To honor Black History Month, members of Cal Poly's Black Student Union (BSU) hiked the hillside with paint and paintbrushes in hand to decorate the Poly "P" in Pan-African flag colors Saturday afternoon.

Painting the "P" is just one of the many events the university organization will host in February. Cal Poly will host more than two dozen events this month to celebrate the central roles of black people in United States history.

One of those events is a moderated discussion with Oscar-winning director Spike Lee about his films highlighting race relations and colorism. It's set to take place Monday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center MultiActivity Center

"So this is kinda just a statement to say that we are here and that we are proud to be black, we are proud to black on this campus, and nothing is going to change that," said Linda Moore, the community outreach coordinator of the Black Student Union.

BSU's mission is to "foster a sense of community among black students at Cal Poly, which will effectively communicate their academic, cultural and social needs."