Hoodies, Race & Education - Where Do You Stand? Topic of HBCU Legacy Lecture Series on April 17

April 11, 2012

 WHAT:  HBCU Lecture Series: Hoodies, Race and Education. Where Do You Stand?
WHEN:  Tuesday, April 17, 2012
WHERE:  Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Dudley Theatre Cheyney, Pennsylvania

As a part of the University’s 175 year anniversary celebration, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has partnered with the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation to host the HBCU Legacy Lecture Series on its campus on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The program will be held in the Dudley Theatre on the University’s historic quad.

Special guest panelists include: Actress, Terri J. Vaughn (best known for her role on the Steve Harvey Show), TV Personality, Jeff Johnson (BET), Founder and Chairman of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, Thomas Dortch, and Cheyney Alumnus & Entrepreneur, Shawn Adderly.

A student roundtable discussion entitled “Road to Redemption” at 5 pm will precede the main event. This forum will feature a discussion with student leaders about politics and ethics. Special guest speaker, Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit, will talk to students about his lessons learned while in the political spotlight.

The main event will feature a panel discussion entitled “Hoodies, Race & Education. Where Do You Stand?” which begins at 6 PM. The panelists will discuss topics that relate to the Trayvon Martin case, the Commonwealth’s laws pertaining to voting (i.e., photo identification requirement), and the upcoming election. Dr. Janet Manspeaker,  Cheyney University Social & Behavioral Science Department professor, is the moderator.
In support of local HBCUs, the National Black College Hall of Fame will offer book scholarships valuing $500 each by way of a raffle drawing to two students in attendance. ** Extra classroom credit may be avaialble as a part of Freshman Seminar. Please check with Mr. Donzelle Tiller. Students of Dr. Weldon McWilliams should check with him for extra credit opportunities.