Alcorn to host Symposium on Women and Social Justice

Alcorn State, Miss. (September 27, 2013) – To provide a dynamic intellectual experience for the campus community as part of Homecoming Week, the Office of Educational Equity and Inclusion will be hosting “Knowing Their Place… in Herstory: A Symposium on Women and Social Justice” on Thursday, October 3, in the Medgar Wiley Evers Auditorium, J.D. Boyd Library.

Featuring dynamic presentations, student performances, and a special plenary with the legendary Myrlie Evers and Professor Michele Alexandre of the University of Mississippi School of Law, the Symposium will engage attendees in critical analysis of historical and contemporary challenges facing women as well as opportunities for bridge building and social change. A host of nationally recognized scholars, including Dr. T. Elon Dancy of the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Keena Arbuthnot of Louisiana State University, and Dr. Rebecca Tuuri of the University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as panelists. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. with the special plenary, followed by sessions at 1:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

“We are excited to establish this venue for celebrating the vital but typically underappreciated contributions that women have made in the social justice movement and advancing conversations about the work that we all must engage in to achieve true equality,” said Dr. Derek Greenfield, director of Educational Equity and Inclusion.

For more information, contact Dr. Greenfield at 601. 443.7167 or [email protected] .