Annual SGA Address at N.C. A&T to Include a Special Guest

Greensboro, N.C. (Oct. 23, 2017) - The Student Government Association (SGA) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will hold its annual “State of the Campus” address, with special guest, Rev. Al Sharpton, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Harrison Auditorium.

SGA president and political science student Kayla Tate will deliver the fall address in representation of the student position and perspective of campus as well as her vision for the academic year. Tate’s platform, “Here to Serve You,” focuses on transparency and service as a voice for the student body.

Following Tate’s speech, Sharpton will discuss the role of civic engagement and the importance of the youth vote. As an internationally renowned civil rights leader and the founder and president of the National Action Network, he has dedicated his life to the fight for justice and equality through the power of unified legislation. Sharpton has taken the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and applied them to a modern civil rights agenda. He has been a tireless advocate on several fronts for police reform and accountability to protection of voting rights and education equality.

A brief Q&A session will follow Sharpton’s remarks. This event is free and open to the public with required tickets available through the University Ticket Office located in Brown Hall.

** Press members interested in covering the event, please contact Tiffany S. Jones, director of media relations at 336-256-0863 or tsjones@ncat.edu