The University of Alabama Black Faculty and Staff Association, known as BFSA, will be hosting a Wakanda Scholarship Ball in 2022. Please save the date. The wonderful event will take place on the evening of February 5th, 2022, at 7:00 pm at the Bryant Conference Center on the University of Alabama campus.

The BFSA Wakanda Scholarship Ball proceeds will fund two scholarship endowments managed by BFSA. The Alabama Black Faculty and Staff Association Annual Support Fund and the Quasi Endowed Scholarship.

The Black Faculty and Staff Association's (BFSA) mission is to “contribute to the betterment of The University of Alabama by serving as an advocate for educational equity, with an emphasis on African-American students, and the professional needs of its members.”

There is tons of excitement about the BFSA Wakanda Scholarship Ball in 2022. Attendees of the ball have been asked to wear Formal African Heritage Kente Garments. According to the African American Intellectual History Society, “richly expressive and personalized Kente meanings emerge out of clever combinations of colors with various warp and weft designs. Kente cloth materialized the spoken rhetoric of proverbs and circulated them among the Asante as sartorial text/iles.”

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The February 5th, 2022, Wakanda Scholarship Ball is open to the public, and early bird ticket sales will begin August - November 2021.  According to the Facebook Event page, Tickets are $40 per person and will “cover parking, admittance, and dinner.” There will be a cash bar on site.

(Source) Click here for more information about The University of Alabama Black Faculty  Wakanda Scholarship Ball. Click here for more information from the African American Intellectual History Society.

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