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Hundred Man March aims to spread critical knowledge about diversity

BIG RAPIDS - The Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge at Ferris State University are hosting the Hundred Man March at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Campus Quad. The rain location will be the Rankin Student Center Dome Room. This event is free and open to the public.

According to Michael Wade, college day/gear up specialist for the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the inaugural Hundred Man March strives to unify the campus by addressing issues about diversity and stereotypes.

The goal is to have at least 100 student, faculty and/or community members participate and march with a sense of pride, dignity and respect in hopes of destroying stereotypes, Wade said. B.L.A.C.K hopes this event will help students reflect on their lives and make positive changes, Wade said.

The march will begin at Merrill/Travis Residence Hall and end on the Campus Quad. This year's speakers, Raymond Gant, Andrei Nichols and Minister Dawud Muhammed, will then speak about financial growth, taking care of the family, the role of men in society, spirituality and finding strength within oneself to become a better person.