Black History Month


 

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr


SOAL Presents
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Wednesday,
Feb. 10

SOAL Presents:  Demarcus Beckham
12:30pm-1:30 pm
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus (please observe social distancing)

Demarcus Beckham is a field organizer for Georgia Equality and a graduate of Middle Georgia State University. He will talk about his experiences as an activist at MGA and his work with Georgia Equality and other activist organizations since graduation. 

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Wednesday,
Feb. 17

SOAL Presents:  Charvis Harrell
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus (please observe social distancing)

Charvis Harrell is a Macon artist who makes "art with the purpose of paying tribute to the often overlooked heroes and creating a dialogue in regards to the condition of being Black in America from historical, economic, psychological, social and commercial viewpoints." Link

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Wednesday,
Feb. 24

SOAL Presents: Harold Young
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus (please observe social distancing)

Harold Young is the Executive Director of the Tubman Museum. 

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Thursday,
Feb. 25

SOAL Collective Action Series: A Bold Dialogue
Diverse Issues in Higher Education 
3:30pm
Location: Virtual via Microsoft TEAMS

Dialogue Participant:
Jamal Eric Watson, Ph.D.
Editor-at-Large, Diverse Issues In Higher Education
Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Strategic Communication
and Public Relations at Trinity Washington University

Dr. Jamal Watson is a professor and director of the Graduate Program in Strategic Communication and Public Relations at Trinity Washington University, located in the nation’s capital. He is also an editor-at-large at Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, the nation’s largest trade-publication devoted to covering issues of diversity, access and inclusion in higher education. Prior to becoming editor-at-large, Watson served for many years as the executive editor and a senior staff writer.

Watson earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Theology from Georgetown University; a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Delaware and a master’s and Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

He is the author of a forthcoming biography (2021) on civil rights activist and MSNBC talk show host, the Reverend Al Sharpton.

Contacts: Alison Nooks, Dr. Lavette Burnette, and Dr. Andre Nicholson

The MS Teams link is sent (approximately a week before to the event) via email to MGA faculty, staff and students. To get a copy, email the SOAL Collective Action Series at .

Click graphic below to DOWNLOAD the event flyer:

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