Collaborative Effort Led by You Beautiful Black Woman Presents 'This is My Soul'

pictureAs a part of Black History Month activities at Ferris State University, the program “This is My Soul” is set for Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room.

“This is My Soul” is presented by the Ferris student organization You Beautiful Black Woman and will be hosted by rapper, actress and radio personality Amanda Diva.

A slam poetry session, “This is My Soul” features the Neo Minds. The leader of Neo Minds is Omari Barksdale, known as “King Wise.” Barksdale is a Ferris alumnus and one of the founding members of the FSU student organization Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge.

“This is the first time YBBW has put on this event; however it is an event that we would like to continue with even greater success in the years to come,” said Kia Hunter, GEAR Up Coordinator from the Office of Multicultural Student Services and chair of Poetry Jam.

According to organizers, the event’s focus is to uplift and encourage students of different backgrounds and to unite students of all races, genders, and sexual orientations to break down barriers.

“This is My Soul” will be broken down into three components

  • Painters and Poets: A combination of painting and poetry.
  • Poetry In Motion: A combination of modern dance and poetry.
  • This is my Soul: A variety of arts including monologues, singing, and other forms of poetry.

“This is My Soul” open to students and the public and is free of charge.

This event is sponsored by YBBW, OMSS, the Diversity and Inclusion Office and through funds allocated by the Finance Division of Student Government.

Anyone interested in more information about this event can contact Joy Haley at (248) 631-8952.


20 February, 2011