Rice University Hosts First Black Leadership Across Campuses Symposium | Rice News | news and media relations

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HOUSTON – (October 25, 2022) – Rice University will host the Fall 2022 Black Leadership Across Campuses (BLAC) Symposium on October 28-29 at the Farnsworth Pavilion.

The symposium will be the first in a series of conferences spanning a wide range of topics that explore mission and the cultural worlds framed by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Participation in all events is free with registration and will also be streamed live online via Zoom.

Attending speakers include Rev. Jason Curry of Fisk University, Rev. Cecil Duffie of Wiley College, Marla Frederick of Emory University, Johnny Hill of Hood Theological Seminary, Karen Kossie-Chernyshev of Texas Southern University, Melanye Price of the Prairie View A&M University, Quincy Rineheart from Morehouse College and Cleve Tinsley from Virginia Union University.

BLAC, a joint project between Rice’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) and the Virginia Union University Center for the Study of HBCUs, was founded with a mission to foster leadership in universities with the capacity, skills and vision to needed to address the challenges of anti-Black racism and other forms of injustice. The initiative hopes to bridge the gap between HBCUs and other colleges to foster positive social change.

For more information, including a full list of speaking topics, registration information, and Zoom information for that day’s events, visit CERCL.rice.edu/black-leadership-across-campuses.

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