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Campaign Press Release - African-Americans and Students for Biden to Kick-Off HBCU Homecoming Week of Events

October 19, 2020

Today, African-Americans and Students for Biden will kick-off a week-long series of events for HBCU Homecoming Week, celebrating the history of civic engagement and political activism at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country. The week of events will feature HBCU students and graduates, professional athletes, elected officials, community leaders and other special guests.

The week of events begins tonight with an HBCU edition of the weekly "Make it Happen Monday" Black business roundtable series, with additional events happening each day this week, including the "On the Yard x Sister to Sister" event for Black women, the latest installation of the "Shop Talk" series for Black men, the virtual "HBCU Homecoming Rally" and the virtual "Gospel Concert" to end the week.

HBCU Homecoming Week of Events Schedule:

Monday, October 19, at 7:00 PM EST: Make It Happen Mondays
The "Make It Happen Mondays" Black business programs highlights the importance of the Black business community. HBCU Week's Make it Happen Monday will feature student HBCU entrepreneurs and Black HBCU business owners. They will have a virtual discussion on Black-owned businesses and voting.

Members of the public who wish to join can RSVP HERE.

Tuesday, October 20, at 7:00 PM EST: On the Yard x Sister to Sister with HBCU Campus Queens
Biden for President's "On the Yard" and "Sister to Sister" series are teaming up for an HBCU Homecoming Week program. This conversation is a part of the HBCU Students for Biden and Black Students for Biden "On the Yard" series programming. It will be combined with "Sister to Sister," an initiative hosted by African-Americans for Biden and Women for Biden to organize Black women voters. During this event, HBCU campus queens will have a roundtable discussion with actress and former Miss Florida A&M University, Angela Robinson.

Members of the public who wish to join can RSVP HERE

Wednesday, October 21, at 6:00 PM EST: HBCU Students and Alum Weekly Phone Bank
This week's HBCU Students and Alum Phone Bank will begin with a discussion with Congressional Black Caucus members and then include a phone bank training and calling session.

Members of the public who wish to join can RSVP HERE

Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 PM EST: Shop Talk with HBCU Athletes
"Shop Talk" is a weekly campaign event focused on engaging Black men. During this week's Shop Talk, professional athletes and student-athletes will discuss the struggles facing Black men and HBCU students and the importance of voting in this election. The event will be moderated by Vincent Evans, Senator Kamala Harris' Political Director and HBCU alumnus.

Members of the public who wish to join can RSVP HERE

Friday, October 23 at 7:00 PM EST: HBCU Homecoming Rally
Biden for President will host a national HBCU Homecoming Rally. This rally will cap off a week of events celebrating the history of civic engagement and political activism at HBCUs across the country. The rally will feature marching bands, step teams, calls to action, personal stories from special guests, and exciting musical performances.

Members of the public who wish to join can RSVP HERE.

Sunday, October 25th at 3:00 PM EST: Virtual Gospel Concert Featuring HBCU Gospel Choirs
This virtual concert will feature HBCU gospel choirs, including the Texas Southern University Gospel Choir, and HBCU preachers.

Members of the public who wish to join can RSVP HERE.

Joseph R. Biden, Campaign Press Release - African-Americans and Students for Biden to Kick-Off HBCU Homecoming Week of Events Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/347065

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