The Paul Robeson Oratorical Competition

Please submit an essay that deals with the topic: As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this. – Paul Robeson. What do you think people are afraid to stand up for? What are students’ reasons for not speaking up on issues that may or may not affect them in their daily lives? What are you doing to advocate change on campus and/or in your community? In a 750-1000 word essay/oratorical answer question and also expand on how we/you should combat racism. How can we fight self segregation, what steps need to be taken, what have you done?

The cover page should include; full name, campus email, campus address, phone number, class standing, and date submitted.

Essays will be due Sunday March 27, 2011. Essays must be submitted via email to

Contestants will be notified via e-mail, and must participate in the event on Sunday April 3, 2011. The Oratorical Contest winner will be awarded a scholarship of $500 from the Gamma Eta Chapter.

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