Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr., spoke about interfaith leadership and social justice as the keynote speaker of WashU’s Interfaith Week, Feb 8th. Moss drew on the scholarship of African American poets, businessmen, and pioneers, and the similarities between music and democracy.
The Brown School hosted a virtual Open Classroom on “Syphilis: An Infectious Disease Perpetuated by Social Inequities,” presented by Dr. Jason Newland, professor of pediatrics, as part of its 2024 Black History Month Speaker Series, Feb. 13.
Stuart Weitzman, luxury shoe designer and owner of the Stuart Weitzman company, delivered a lecture on his brand’s history, including his most successful advertising campaigns and the business truisms that have led the company to where it is today. About 80 students and faculty attended the event, which was hosted by the Business of the Arts Club in Kemp Auditorium, Feb. 9.
Two organizers of the radical performance activism group Earth Church, William Talen and Savitri D, gave a sermon and answered a series of questions posed by Professor Leigh Eric Schmidt in the second installment in the “Reverent Irreverence” series. The event was hosted by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in Emerson Auditorium, Feb. 6.
Award-winning journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert spoke at Washington University about climate change and the extinction crisis, Feb 12.
Beginning this semester, the newly formed Washington University Naming Review Board (NRB) will begin receiving reports on names that might “conflict with University values” for buildings, programs, and monuments.
Science fiction author Nnedi Okorafor visited Washington University for a moderated discussion and book signing event with the African Student Association (ASA), Feb. 7.
Heather McGhee, a New York Times bestselling author and policy advocate, gave a lecture titled “The Sum of Us: Moving Beyond the Myth of Equity as a Zero-Sum Game” in Graham Chapel on Feb. 1.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of award-winning “Chain Gang All-Stars” and “Friday Black,” traveled to Washington University on Jan. 31 for a book reading and Q&A about his experience as a political author.
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