Florida A&M University’s SJGC Hosts Neo-Soul Event for Charity

Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication will host a live student showcase in support of local Leon and Gadsen County homeless shelters on Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture hall.

Ruthie White, FAMU SJGC internship and career services coordinator and recruiter assembled the charity event to provide a medium of creative expression for students and community members.

White expressed that the Neo-soul theme is in honor of FAMU’s Homecoming celebrations and is intended to have a “throwback jam session” feel.

SJGC student media forums like the FAMUan, Journey Magazine, 90.5 Flava Station and TV20 News are scheduled to kick-off the festivities during the pre-event mixer.

FAMU students and local residents are invited to sign-up to showcase their talents. Friends, family and faculty members are encouraged to attend too.

Admission for the charity event is free; however, donations of gently used shoes and canned goods are suggested.  

White spoke with passion about the showcase. She expressed that the event will be one of a kind.

“Dean Kimbrough has officially put her seal of approval on the event. We will have special invited guests. We look forward to having everyone attend and enjoy the show,” White said.

Arah Johnson, a third-year pharmacy student from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. expressed that she has been waiting for an event like this to happen for a while.

“I’m a big fan of the entire neo-soul genre, and I can’t wait to see what talent comes out,” Johnson said.

The deadline to register as an interested performer was on Oct. 9.