AU Presents: Black Lives Matter Series
Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University will host a Black Lives Matter lecture series. This series seeks to provide a clear understanding of the BLM movement, the foundations of white supremacy, the history of African-American social protest, training in microaggressions, and produce engagement and action that can create a more just society. The series will run from September 10 to October 5 with one presentation per week. Each lecture will be presented by an AU faculty or staff member with the goal to educate and affirm the lives of our Black brothers and sisters.
Each lecture will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. The five-week lecture series will cover a variety of topics that can be viewed via Zoom. The schedule is as follows:
- “Black Lives Matter – What is it all about?” with Mike Thigpen
- “How does white supremacy work: Historical framework and continuing power” with Dr. Joel Shrock
- “The Civil Right Movement after 1954” with Dr. Jaye Rogers
- “Microaggression training” with Dr. Lolly Bargerstock
- “Black Lives Matter–What can we do: A call to action” with AU Community Members
“We at Anderson University strive to learn and grow how we can best live out Christ’s call in our lives,” said President of AU, John Pistole. “Understanding this in context of racial equity and support for our Black brothers and sisters is what this series is about.”
“We all have a place in the conversation,” said Director of Cultural Resource Center, Multicultural, and International Student Services, Mike Thigpen. “It’s a people conversation and everybody has a portion to add to it.”
Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.
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