Preview: Black Student Union to host ‘Battle of the Sexes’ talent show

A raffle will also take place and all proceeds will be donated to cancer research.


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Sean Fann, Contributing Writer

In its sixth annual show, the Black Student Union will pit men against women in honor of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and “Movember,” which focuses on men’s health and prostate cancer.

Although the theme is “Battle of the Sexes,” event coordinator La’Niece Ferguson wants to make it clear that the title “is used loosely” as every gender identity is encouraged to participate in the show.

The show will feature several performances by students, ranging from singing and dancing to spoken word poetry.

“The students will not only be showcasing their gifts and talents but it’s also an event where everyone regardless of sex or ethnicity can come together,” Marie Rejouis said, Black History Month co-director and BSU member.

The talent show is meant to be both a social and learning environment with the focus on cancer being close to some of the organizers’ hearts.

“I have gone through a cancer scare of my own so acknowledgement of these topics mean a lot to me,” Ferguson said. “With an event like this, you’re having a good time while learning.”

Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for a chance at prizes and all proceeds will go toward breast and prostate cancer research.

The show is free for FAU students with an OWL card and non-students can acquire tickets on Eventbrite, free of charge. The event will take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Student Union auditorium.

Sean Fann is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].