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Recap: See How Our Black History Month Speakers Inspired & Empowered

28 Feb 2019

Recap: See How Our Black History Month Speakers Inspired & Empowered

Throughout February, audiences around the country listened to various APB speakers celebrate Black History Month. Speaking on topics ranging from continuing the legacy and lessons of MLK to creating more diverse and inclusive spaces for everyone, our Black History Month speakers inspired and empowered!  

A RECAP OF OUR 2019 BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS: 

Howard Ross: Ithaca College

  • “@HowardJRoss Thanks for coming to @IthacaCollege – I enjoyed your presentation! #EpluribusUnum” 
  • “‘When we evaluate people based on issues, it is impersonal. When we evaluate people based on identity, we objectify them.’ @HowardJRoss powerfully proclaims in an @IthacaCollege talk this morning.” 

 

Michael Eric Dyson: City of Miramar 

  • Dyson spoke in an almost stream of consciousness format, speaking mostly about America and its amnesia about race relations.” 
  • “THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORDS IN MIRAMAR YOUR LECTURE WAS ON POINT AS ALWAYS … CONTINUE YOUR WORK YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY” 

 

Angela Davis: Boston University 

  • “Boston University’s Jacob Sleeper Auditorium thundered with laughs, snaps and cheers as renowned activist Angela Davis spoke about the marginalization of women of color Saturday night. The talk provoked a range of emotions from the packed crowd.” 
  • “Moving words by Dr. Angela Davis on the relationship between violence, racism, and sexism today at @BU_Tweets.” 

 

John Quiñones: Bloomsburg University 

  • “@JohnQABC speech today was amazing! Thank you for continuing to support diversity and inclusion in the US and worldwide” 
  • “What an actual legend. @JohnQABC came to my school today & his speech was so inspiring. Politics and Prejudice needs to change in our country, & his story was an excellent example that where you come from should never define you as a person.  
  • “‘Politicians keep saying we should build taller walls, instead we should build stronger bridges.’ So much respect for you, @JohnQABC. Your speech tonight was so touching & inspiring. So thankful you came to Bloomsburg University!” 

 

Bakari Sellers: Grand Rapids Community College 

  • “@Bakari_Sellers Thank you for getting off the airplane and braving the Grand Rapids cold to speak tonight. I enjoyed listening and learning about how far we have come and what do we do next.’ 
  • “Awesome job on the library @Bakari_Sellers and sincere thanks for coming to @grcc to share your vision.” 

 

Feminista Jones: Utah State University 

  • “So glad to have heard and learned from @FeministaJones & @BlairImani at the Women Supporting Women panel this evening! Such intelligent, remarkable women. 
  • “Internally screaming bc I just sat down and had lunch with @FeministaJones and @BlairImani after hearing them speak at a private discussion on campus. I feel like my brain has been fed.” 
  • “Incredibly grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the work of @FeministaJones and @BlairImani last night. Luminaries, geniuses, kind-hearted, fierce beauties. Buy and read their books!” 

 

Michael Sorrell: Achieve the Dream 2019 DREAM Conference 

  • “Third time hearing @PaulQuinnTigers President @michaelsorrell speak and it’s been inspiring in a different way each time. Paul Quinn College is led by a mission we should all be following. #ATD_Dream” 
  • “‘You can be my kind without being my color.’ Words to live by, now more than ever. Thank you, @michaelsorrell of @PaulQuinnTigers #ATD_Dream” 
  • “WE > Me. There is no place for selfishness in our community, says @michaelsorrell. YES! Live it daily and instill it in others. #ATD_Dream”

 

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