"Changing the World: The Next Step"
View "The Long Walk to Freedom" and engage with panel discussion
Mon, February 26, 2018 @ 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
On Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, Andrews University will host "Changing the World: The Next Step" in celebration of Black History Month. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. All members of the local community are invited to attend, as are all Andrews students, faculty and staff. Co-curricular credit is available for Andrews University students. This event is facilitated by the Education Subcommittee of the Community Engagement Council and sponsored by the James White Library.
- Andrea Luxton, president, Andrews University
- Mike Ryan, district director for U.S. Congressman Fred Upton
- Mike Hildebrand, supervisor, Oronoko Charter Township
- Gwendolyn Moffitt, community engagement liaison, Michigan Department of Civil Rights
- Carmelo Mercado, general vice president/multicultural ministries coordinator, Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
- Michael Nixon, vice president for Diversity & Inclusion, Andrews University
- Carole Woolford-Hunt, chair, Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling/Counseling Psychology program coordinator, Andrews University
- Jeff Boyd, executive director, Adventist Peace Fellowship
- Emanuel Brown, co-director/founder, African American History and Literature Gallery
- Moderated by Mark Reid, president, Andrews University Graduate Student Association
Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of the panel and give feedback. "As a University, as a student body, as a church, as a community, as individuals, we have a role to play," says Carlisle Sutton, director of Community Engagement, Integration & Service at Andrews University. "We need to understand what is happening in the broader world and be intentional about being agents in the creation of a just, compassionate and humane society."
Andrea Luxton says, "As a University we are committed to preparing Christian professionals who are passionate about making a positive difference in an increasingly complex and divisive world. This means thoughtfully engaging in conversation and action where biblical principles and social realities intersect."
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