Observance to pay homage to African-Americans

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spc. Marcus Fichtl
8th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

8th MP Bde.

8th MP Bde.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and Team Equal Opportunity, invite Soldiers, civilians and families to the Army’s Black History Month observance at the Sgt. Smith Theater, here, 10 a.m., Feb. 15.

Libra Forde, founder and director, of Utopian Academics for Military Children, will speak as part of the event’s focus on “Black Women in American Culture.”

According to Army EO, the purpose of Black History Month is not to specifically talk about one ethnicity or race. The observance will celebrate the ethnicity and culture of America and the people who brought that culture to the nation.

“We are here to educate others on the accomplishments of the cultures that make up the Army,” said Sgt. 1st Class Judith Atkinson, EO advisor, 8th MP Bde. “We want everyone to be aware and talking about these cultures.”

To spark the conversation, Forde, a military spouse and motivational speaker, will tell her story.

The UAMC, a foundation she created with her husband, Shawn Forde in 2009, helps children of military families continue their education while transitioning from one school to another.

“(Forde) loves Soldiers; she loves Schofield Barracks,” Atkinson said. “She brings passion with everything she does.”

Join Forde and the 8th MP Bde. to learn more about a culture that’s enriched the American community.

Black History Month

To learn more about the Black History Month observance, call the 8th MP Bde.’s EO Office at 655-4901.

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