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Eviction is about more than losing a home

September 14, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Events, Faculty, Top Stories

A Q&A with cultural anthropology professor Sherri Lawson Clark, whose research focuses on the point where housing and health and welfare policies meet.

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New African American Studies program underway

August 30, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has been working to establish an African American Studies program for a few years. Last week’s launch of the program is timely given the country is experiencing increased racial tensions, states are passing stricter voting laws and virtually everybody is uttering the term “woke.”

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Wake Forest’s Freedom School enriching children’s summer – and lives

July 13, 2021  |   Campus Life, Community, Community in Progress, Top Stories

Jackson Gibson is among 65 Winston-Salem kids attending the free, six-week, literacy-based summer program for rising third through eighth-graders. By using a culturally diverse curriculum, Wake Forest University’s Freedom School encourages a love of reading and learning.

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Wake Forest University addresses its antebellum history

May 7, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Top Stories, University Announcement

In a message to the Wake Forest University community, President Nathan O. Hatch announced steps the University is taking to address its antebellum history and affirm the humanity of all individuals.

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Wake Forest to establish Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award

April 14, 2021  |   Admissions, Community in Progress, Recognition, Top Stories

To recognize the poet, actress, author, singer, teacher, and civil rights activist who has inspired people worldwide and taught generations of Wake Forest students, the University will establish the Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award.

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WFU announces 2021 MLK ‘Building the Dream’ award winners

April 7, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Top Stories

Maj. Derri Stormer, a member of the University’s campus police, Deb Marke, who works in the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCCE),  and Rue Cooper, a senior student leader, are Wake Forest’s 2021 winners. 

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Isabel Wilkerson, author of “Caste,” to join Face to Face Speaker Forum

March 25, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest’s Face to Face Speaker Forum will host Pulitzer prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson, author of “Caste: The Origins of our Discontents,”  on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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Wake Forest creates new center to study the African American experience, engage the community

February 19, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has established a new center to give critical, intellectual voice to the experience of African Americans through research-driven initiatives, programming and community facing work.

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University sings praises for Dr. Maya Angelou, her iconic autobiography

February 12, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Events, Faculty, Top Stories

While celebrating her life and iconic autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” Wake Forest University officials, famous African Americans and her son paid tribute to renowned author and longtime University professor Maya Angelou.

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Wake Forest partners with area universities for MLK Read-In

January 15, 2021  |   Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest students will join Winston-Salem State University and UNC School of the Arts students to participate virtually in this year’s MLK Read-In on Saturday, Jan. 23. WSSU and Wake Forest’s long-time annual partnership featuring a keynote speaker and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will not be held this year, but will return in 2022. Each institution will recognize faculty, staff and student members through their “Building the Dream” Award in March.

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