Feb 04, 2019 | Access and Diversity

Columbia State Hosts M.E.N.U. for Black History Month Event

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. Feb. 4, 2019) - - - Columbia State Community College will host the “Men Empowered, Now United” group to perform “You Don’t Know My Story” Feb. 12 in the Cherry Theater in honor of Black History Month.

“You Don’t Know My Story” is a series of skits that show how someone can fall down and be able to get back up again.

“The college promotes and celebrates diversity throughout the academic year,” said Dr. Christa Martin, Columbia State assistant to the president for access and diversity. “The annual Black History Month program this year includes a unique opportunity to showcase a group of men from several organizations and churches in Maury County.”

The purpose of M.E.N.U. is to establish and maintain fellowship of men for spiritual, emotional, leadership, outreach, guidance and community service. Winston Harlan, founder of the M.E.N.U. group, had a dream to gather men from Maury County willing to make a difference in the community. He wanted to form an organization to guide youth, establish relationships with young men looking for a change and to be a positive influence and leader in Maury County. The members of M.E.N.U. come from different backgrounds, ages, social statuses and religious faiths ­¾ all agreed that it was time to put words into action for the common good of Maury County. 

The Cherry Theater is in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the programming starts at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Columbia State’s Office of Access and Diversity.