On November 16th, Amazing Minority Girls Unity hosted their first event as an organization. President of AMGU, D’nysha Cook, created the organization last year for women of color around campus to have their own bond.
Being that this is the first organization on campus dedicated to Women of Color, Cook wanted to show other female minority students that they have a place here at NEC.
“AMGU is NEC’s first women of color organization. We stand for “Amazing Minority Girls Unite”. At NEC, you really don’t see women of color united, this organization welcomes and embraces female students of color to let them know that there is an organization dedicated to them,” she explained.
The debut of their organization was a success with a wonderful turn out while having women across campus get to know each other better.
Cook, explained that the Secretary of AMGU, Chantel Osborne, and club members came up the idea of “Paint Your Fro.”
“This event idea actually came from E-board member, Chantel Osborne, and we thought as a group that it’ll be more impactful event to debut AMGU.”
What they wanted to accomplish from this event was to show female students of color to embrace their natural hair and why it is important to do so.
“Paint your Fro was to show female students of color that your natural hair is appreciated and your fro can be represented anyway you want it to be. Appreciation especially when it comes to hair is important. We wanted this event to be intimate, insightful and most of all enjoyable,” said Cook.
As for next semester, Cook says that we should be ready for “the empowerment of female students of color!”