The Gospel Brunch, this campus is for everyone !
Written by DeMario Williams, Javin Fish on February 16, 2022
The gospel brunch on Saturday, the 5th of February was one for the books. It consisted of some great food, great gospel, and great energy. The multicultural student union (MCSU) had the honor of hosting the event. It was held in the Muir gym in the Sac Center on the Kansas Wesleyan campus around 10 AM. Interviews from the director of the office of diversity here at Kansas Wesleyan, Dr. Allen Smith, and undergraduate student-athlete Marvin Mitchell gave some insight on The Gospel Brunch.
We had asked Marvin Mitchell, freshman defensive lineman on the football team and the president of the multicultural student union, if he was enjoying this Gospel brunch event. He replied, “Yes I did. I think it is a good opportunity for us, the school, and the multicultural student union to help keep growing.“ The MCSU is a student union at KWU that gives the whole campus a voice.
Dr. Allen Smith, Director of Diversity and Student Success was asked, “To you, what is the purpose of this event?” He had replied, “To raise awareness. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the primary targets and purposes. This is a campus for everybody.“ A reverend for St, Johns Baptist Church here in Salina, he also provides student support, teaching, and assistance to the MCSU.
This event was held to celebrate Black History Month and to bring people of all races and different heritage backgrounds together for a good time. It was an enjoyable event. The MCSU had the event looking really nice with purple and gold colors decorated everywhere. When you walk in you notice people of all colors and different ethnic backgrounds in the city of Salina have come in support of this event. This event was held to celebrate Black History Month and to bring people of all races and different heritage backgrounds together for a good time. It was an enjoyable event. They fed everyone eggs, sausage, pancakes, and fruit. Not only was the food a great part of the event but the music was very soothing as well. St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church choir performed a lot of Gospel music for everyone. The church did a fabulous job of attracting people to participate in their hymns and performance as if you were at a concert. Their band brought out the synthesizer, saxophone player, percussionist, guitar player, and bass guitar player. Everyone at the event appreciated them for their hard work and their beautiful sound. It was the perfect way to celebrate the start of Black History Month. Nothing like waking up on a Saturday morning enjoying gospel music and a scrumptious breakfast.