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Commentary | Feb. 16, 2024

Black History Month: The celebration continues!

By IS1 Cameron Robinson, Mission Support/Analysis and Production

In continuance of the Black History Month celebrations, join the Coast Guard at the second installment of African Americans and the Arts. The event will be held at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 22, 2024 1300 EST. Virtual attendance options will also be available! 

Orchestrated by the dedicated efforts of Mr. Jeffrey Radgowski and Intelligence Specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Cameron Robinson, this event is more than a celebration; it's a call to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures that make up our workforce and our nation. Through the power of music, speech, and community engagement, we aim to foster a sense of unity and empathy that resonates well beyond the walls of the event, enriching the Coast Guard's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

The centerpiece of the event is the keynote address by Tara Murray, a figure whose career embodies the relentless pursuit of justice and equality. As the Executive Director of the Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at the National Urban League, Murray brings to the stage a wealth of experience from her roles in shaping public policy and engaging communities. Her background, enriched by academic excellence and a deep commitment to advocacy, sets the stage for a keynote speaker that promises to not only reflect on the contributions of African Americans but also to inspire action and continued growth towards a more inclusive society. 

This musical performance will be one to look forward too. Attendees will experience a dynamic performance from singers and musicians in a performance that will span across musical genres that are foundational to African American culture. From the stirring depths of gospel to the revolutionary beats of hip-hop, their performance will be a journey through the ways African American artistry has shaped our national identity.  

As the Coast Guard community comes together on February 22, we will honor the impact of African American arts on the nation's cultural landscape. This event, a testament to the resilience, creativity, and spirit of the African American community, promises to be an enriching experience for all members of the U.S. Coast Guard, highlighting the diverse threads that weave together the fabric of American culture. 

How to attend? 

To join this event online go here, or call in at 410-874-6742, conference ID: 216 967 23# 

Local attendees are encouraged to gather in Hitchcock Hall before 1300. 


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