4th Annual Race, Poverty & Social Justice

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8:00 am – 9:00 am

Lobby, Schewel Hall

9:00 am – 9:25 am

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

9:30 am – 10:20 am

Restorative Justice

Donna Chewning, Restorative Justice Practitioner, Roanoke, VA

Schewel 214

Something Worth Listening To: The Intersection of Performing Arts, Youth Development and Social Responsibility

Nicholas George, The Listening, Inc., Lynchburg, VA

Schewel 215

Community Policing for the Betterment of the All

Sgt. Jeffrey Rater, Lynchburg Police Dept.

Schewel 231

Let’s Get Real: Advocating for Sexual Health

Yvonne Nowlin, Lynchburg Health Dept.

Schewel 207

10:30 am – 11:20 a.m.

Museums & Social Responsibility

Barbara Rothermel, PhD, Museum Studies, Lynchburg College

Shelby Miller, Lynchburg College

Schewel 215

Racial Health Disparities, Equity & Advocacy

Jennifer Hall, EdD, Lynchburg College

Schewel 207

Dialect Diversity in the Classroom: The Importance of Understanding and Valuing Racial and Regional Dialects

Leslie Layne, PhD, English Dept., Lynchburg College

Schewel 217

School Violence and Childhood Trauma

Gabe Santos, PhD
Director, Hope for Kids Leadership Academy

Franco Rosado, MS
Youth Empowerment and Behavior Specialist for Traumatize Children

Schewel 214

Man2Man – The Mentors of Color on Campus Communities

Mr. Aaron D. Smith – Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Mr. Durrell Osborne, Senior
Lynchburg College

Schewel 231

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


11:30 pm –1:00 pm


Keynote Address: Kim Forde-Mazrui, UVA Law School

 “Black Lives Are All Our Lives: Reframing our Constitution’s Commitment to Racial Equality Based on Justice and Empathy.”

Hall Campus Center Ballroom

1:15 pm – 2:05 pm

Telling Our Stories Through the Intersection of Race & Gender

Carolyn Gross, MA
Ashley Thompson, PhD & Sharon Foreman, PhD, Sociology Dept., Lynchburg College
Leslie King, MVOC

Schewel 231

Let’s Talk About Race, Poverty & Social Justice on Campus.

Josie Hatley, Randolph College
Drucilla Williams, Randolph College

A Moderated Discussion

Schewel 214

Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty: Experience of an Undergraduate Intern

Angelica Santiago ’17, Lynchburg College

Schewel 215

Access to Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants as a Means to Achieve Social Justice

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, Legal Aid Justice Center, Falls Church, VA

Schewel 217

2:05 pm –2:15 pm


2:15 pm – 3:05 pm

Social Justice Theatre

Teresa Harris, Playwright

Schewel 215

Housing and Race

Sarah Jemison, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Washington, D.C.

Schewel 231

Shared Experience of Non-Violent African-American Males with Addiction Who Recidivate

Robin Bell, PhD, Bell Consulting, Washington, D.C

Schewel 207

Cultivating Young Social Entrepreneurs

Larry Shaw, Larry Shaw, LLC

Schewel 217

3:10 pm – 4:30 pm

Black Lives Matter

Panel moderated by Tamura Lomax, Activist, Writer, Scholar & Co-founder of Feminist Wire

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

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