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Panel discussion addresses African-American student challenges

Black Programs at New Mexico State University will hold a panel discussion, "100 Challenges Facing African-American Students on University Campuses," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Corbett Center Auditorium.

The discussion is part of a series of events hosted by NMSU's Black Programs to celebrate Black History Month.

"Discussions are good on college campuses because they give students different perspectives on things," said Festus Addo-Yobo, director of Black Programs at NMSU. "The discussion is about socialization and how students see themselves in the real world."

Addo-Yobo said the discussion will include challenges students face with race, class and gender, and the outlook on their feeling of equality.

Some of the participants in the discussion will be Maggie George, director of the American Indian Program at NMSU; Laura Gutierrez Spencer, director of Chicano Programs at NMSU; Kankaja Nagle, who is a community activist; and NMSU graduate Tim Nelson, who has a doctorate in history.

Following the discussion will be a question and answer session.

For more information call (575) 646-4208.