Why We Can’t Wait – Our Living Learning Community Journey
ACPA Commission for Housing and Residence Life Sponsored Program
Tuesday, March 13| 4:15-5:15p | 350D
Presenters: DeAndre L. Taylor & Laura Arroyo
There is an iconic photo of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office in which a young African American boy asks if he can touch President Obama’s hair. The young boy, the son of a White House staffer, wanted to see if their hair felt the same. For many, this was very emotional to see and read about. As an African American male myself, that photo symbolized more than an inquisitive 5 year old asking a question.
For me, that moment sang alongside the Black National Anthem and it allowed for the hope that had died to rise and be reborn into reality. It affirmed that the white gleam of our bright star be cast to the future where Black children can live in a lifetime in which anything is possible.