"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Tannenbaum Sternberger Colloquium Series at Greensboro College presents, "Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: How Institutions of Higher Education and Community Agencies May Partner to Eradicate Poverty," at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.
The event, to be held in the Campbell Lyceum, 109 Proctor Hall West on campus, is free and open to the public.
The speaker will be Michelle Gethers-Clark, president of the United Way of Greensboro. A question-and-answer period will follow her presentation.
In February, the National Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities of the United Methodist Church approved a statement (which can be read at https://www.greensboro.edu/history.php) calling on its member institutions to both foster conversations on social-justice issues and take institutional actions to more fully foster human dignity during 2015 and 2016.
The colloquium is the second of six scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year, all involving the themes of social justice and human dignity. The remaining four are:
- "Invisible Victims of Social Injustice: The Older Adult Learner," presented by Galeana D. Alston, Coordinator, M.S. in Adult Education Program at N.C. A&T State University, 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
- "Stories from Behind the Wall: Children's Mental Health as a Social Justice Issue," presented by Elin Widdifield '85, 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.
- "What Economics Tells us About Social Justice," presented by William K. MacReynolds, director, the N.C. Center for Economic Prosperity and founding dean, School of Business, Greensboro College, 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016.
- "Social Justice and the Work of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.," presented by the Rev. Ben Roberts '10, Director of Social Justice Ministries, Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C., 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2016.
Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."
- A Press Release