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Truman Welcomes Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington for Diversity Week

Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington will be joining us for Diversity Week to talk about how we can move beyond discussion and lip service of words, such as, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity. For Rev. Dr. Washington’s biography you can check it out HERE.

We are excited that Rev. Dr. Washington will also be providing a faculty/staff development workshop focused on developing new and relevant tactics within the classroom to meet the needs of a changing student landscape.

The MAC is also offering the opportunity to livestream the main event Wednesday evening via our LIVESTREAM LINK, in the event that you are unable to join us for the live event in Ophelia Parish Performance Hall.

Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice, & Equity: More Than Words
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
7:00pm
Ophelia Parish Performance Hall
OR
Livestream the Event

Join us in OPPH or Livestream!

CLUE for Friday Feb 23 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

We celebrate this actor for his performances in the 1970’s and his ability to transform any role that he took on. He would have practiced his stage presence at the Severance Theatre.

CLUE for Wednesday Feb 21 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

She is known for being the first black woman director/producer of a major film.  She was so passionate about creating an accurate portrayal on film that she traveled to Soweto undercover, posing as a recording artist, to research the riots. She would have needed some resources to direct something at Truman, which she could find pretty easily in this building.

CLUE for Tuesday Feb 20 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

This individual is known for her activism with the NAACP.  She was the first African American woman to win an Oscar. She would have been very interested in studying performing arts.

CLUE for Friday Feb 16 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

Friday, February 16, 2018

This man of science was a pioneering African-American biologist, academic and science writer left a legacy for his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms.  He is also a founding member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.  Every student that majors in biology should know who he is.

CLUE for Thursday Feb 15 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Surely, this athletic great would have spent time in the recreation center teaching all of us to swing a tennis racket or golf club.

CLUE for Wednesday Feb 14 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This African American woman served as an administrator and educator who worked as a civil rights and women’s rights activist.  She was interested in anything dealing with education.

CLUE for Tuesday Feb 13 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

The McNair Program is named after this famous African American physicist who was also one of the first African American NASA astronauts.  He would have spent time in the Adair House on campus.

CLUE for Monday Feb 12 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

This African American research chemist and pioneer in chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine.  He was also a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones progesterone and testosterone from the plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol.

If he was a professor at Truman, he probably would have taught in the Chemistry department.