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Paint It Black with the Coalition of Black Students (CBS)

The tradition of Paint It Black began in November of 2018 when the Drake community gathered on Painted Street to cover student organizations' squares with black paint. This act symbolizes Drake's solidarity with students of color on campus. Every year since then, the Coalition of Black Students (CBS) hosts Paint It Black during Relays week to serve as a constant reminder that Drake can and needs to do better when it comes to supporting and protecting students of color.

Friday, April 26 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Painted Street
Des Moines, IA 50311

Event Type

Relays, Student Event


Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students, Law Students, Graduate Students


relays, relays2024, drakerelays

Coalition of Black Students
Drake Relays


Contact Name

Coalition of Black Students

Contact Email Address


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