Hill Harper, Ben Rector And V. Bozeman To Headline “Aggies United” Event Tuesday
Guided by the desire to create a more unified Texas A&M family, campus leaders are calling upon students, faculty and staff, as well as the entire Bryan-College Station community, to gather Tuesday (Dec. 6) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kyle Field for “Aggies United.”
*Note: There will be a strict NO-BAG policy at Kyle Field for the Aggies United event. There will be exceptions made ONLY for critical medications and/or medical supplies. Those who must carry in medical supplies may enter at Entrance 7 for a bag check and tagging. Lockers are available for personal belongings on the first floor of Rudder Tower.
Guided by the desire to create a more unified Texas A&M University family, campus leaders are calling upon students, faculty and staff, as well as the entire Bryan-College Station community, to gather Tuesday (Dec. 6) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kyle Field for “Aggies United” – an opportunity to stand together in unwavering conviction that Aggies are strongest when united.
The event will be co-hosted by award-winning actor and best-selling author Hill Harper, and Texas A&M Student Body President Hannah Wimberly, and it will feature special performances by singer-songwriter Ben Rector and Grammy-nominated singer, actress and model, V. Bozeman. Also featured will be Roland Martin, a member of Texas A&M’s Class of ’91 and host and managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now, and Max Glauben, a Holocaust survivor who has captivated audiences with his recount of his World War II experiences.
Texas A&M President Michael K. Young, who will also speak at the event, announced the Aggies United event Nov. 29 while showing his appreciation for the university community’s “firm resolve to speak up in opposition” of hate speech and “the resounding affirmation that they do not represent the Aggie values we espouse and to which we aspire, and the call to action to reject these views.”
Dr. Karan Watson, the university’s provost and executive vice president, echoed President Young’s sentiment and encouraged the campus community and beyond to take part in the event. “After spending the last 34 years at Texas A&M University, I fully acknowledge the imperfections in our ability to always show respect and be welcoming to everyone. However, I am proud of the long history our current and former students, faculty, staff, and community have of uniting around the right message to each other when it is most important. ‘Aggies United’ is a celebration of who we are and who we are becoming. I hope everyone joins us to show their commitment to our core values.”
Student Body President Hannah Wimberly called upon everyone at Texas A&M and in the Bryan-College Station community to unite for a common cause. “This is a time when we must come together. Instead of simply putting our differences aside, we are embracing our diversity, and joining as one. ‘Aggies United’ is not just fighting bad speech with good speech, but an avenue of our own expression and a celebration of our Aggie Spirit.”
Joshua Lewis, president of the Black Student Alliance Council, said “Aggies United” is an opportunity for Texas A&M to make a statement. “Aggies United is an acknowledgement that the university is committed to making a positive change alongside its students, staff and faculty. It is a declaration that we are here to take on societal challenges for a better future.”