THE VUU ‘DISTINGUISHED PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES’ ANNOUNCES GUEST LECTURER AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR MICHAEL ERIC DYSON
ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Richmond, VA – October 29, 2020 – With the election only days away, the VUU “Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series,” sponsored by the Center for the Study of HBCUs, continues with an important and timely session by author and professor Michael Eric Dyson. The conversation will cover Election 2020, racial justice, Black Lives Matter and his new book Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America on Wednesday, November 4.
As HBCUs and businesses adapt to the changing environment, the ‘Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series’ powered by the VUU Global initiative provides learners with access to world-class lectures on a diverse range of topics and disciplines vital to our world today taught by distinguished thought leaders across multiple industries. Housed within the Center for the Study of HBCUs at Virginia Union University, the virtual sessions will give learners the opportunity to participate in an educational experience with the perks and flexibility of enrollment without the full-time commitment.
Roland Martin kicked off the series with two sessions titled, “The Past, Present and Future of Black-Owned Media.” Martin also discussed racial injustice in the United States, the importance of HBCUs and the "3rd Reconstruction." Subsequent distinguished lecturers still to come include notable personalities Larry Miller, Former President of Jordan Brand, Nike, Inc.; prominent attorney Will Stute; gospel recording artist and musician
Charles Jenkins; athlete and sports analyst Jalen Rose.
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s lecture will air “LIVE” on November 4th. Dyson will join the faculty at Vanderbilt University as Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, as well as Ethics and Society in January 2021, For more, read here.
“I’m excited about the dynamic line-up for this year’s Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series through the Center for the Study of HBCUs in partnership with VUU Global. Michael Eric Dyson is a globally renowned scholar, a prolific writer, a brilliant mind, and a gifted orator. His work and impact lie at the core of VUU’s mission and the goals of the series,” said Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, VUU Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.
For lifelong learners seeking additional information on VUU Global and to secure a spot in the “The Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series,” visit www.vuu.edu/vuu-global to register. Space is limited. Sign up today.
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