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Library To Host Paint, Sip, and Slam

Feb. 10, 2022
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

By Fabiola Jean-Baptiste

Paint, slip and slam Flyer (2)Each February, Black History Month pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. In Black culture, music, poetry, and other forms of expression are very significant. Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Be-Bop, Funk and Spoken Word were all influenced by African Americans throughout time.

Newton Gresham Library, the College of Criminal Justice and National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice will commemorate Black History Month with Paint, Sip, and Slam: Black History Month Edition on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. on the first floor of NGL. The event was created in an effort to appreciate Black art through spoken word, poetry and music.

Members of the SHSU community are invited to perform forms of expression related to African American leaders in humanities and criminal justice fields. There will also be a paint and sip session while participants perform. The event will be appropriate and insightful, as profanity and inappropriate comments will not be tolerated, and all expression must be limited to approximately 3 minutes.

All SHSU students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate by signing up at Interested participants must sign up for the open mic night to join the celebration of African American leaders and their many contributions to society.

For more information on the rules and guidelines for the event, visit

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