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Building momentum, sustaining commitment: Checking in with the Slavery, Race and Memory Project

February 13, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

What can we learn from the past? Wake Forest University legal scholar and Associate Provost Kami Chavis explains, “If you want to have a transformative institutional change, you have to begin examining the past and the root causes of underlying issues to know what you need to do in the future.” Chavis is also co-chair of the Steering Committee of Wake Forest’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project.

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Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State collaborate on 20th MLK event

January 21, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Events, Recognition, Speakers, Top Stories

Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, delivered the Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address inside Wait Chapel on Jan. 20.

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Wake Forest hosts bipartisan conversation featuring Senators Burr and Warner

November 13, 2019  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at how the work gets done on Capitol Hill. The two engaged in a conversation at Wake Forest moderated by Kami Chavis, Professor of Law and director of the University’s Criminal Justice Program.

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Senators Burr and Warner to share the stage at Wake Forest

November 4, 2019  |   Alumni, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) will have a conversation at Wake Forest University on Monday, Nov. 11, in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium at 7 p.m.

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Journalist and public radio personality Sarah Koenig to visit WFU

October 23, 2019  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Sarah Koenig, host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning podcast “Serial,” will share insights into audio journalism with WFDD reporter Bethany Chafin on Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

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Author and philosopher Anthony Appiah to speak at WFU

October 3, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Anthony Appiah, an internationally renowned philosopher and novelist, will speak at Wake Forest through the Eudaimonia Institute’s third Noesis Lecture Series. Appiah’s lecture is sponsored in conjunction with the President’s Office as part of the University’s Voices of Our Time series.

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Former Louisiana Lt. Gov. and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to speak at Wake Forest

September 10, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Former Louisiana Lt. Gov. and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak at Wake Forest as part of the University’s Voices of Our Time series.

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Corey Walker to deliver inaugural Slavery, Race and Memory Project lecture on Sept. 4

August 30, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Corey D. B. Walker, a visiting professor of leadership studies and the humanities at the University of Richmond and a former dean at Winston-Salem State University, will deliver the inaugural address for Wake Forest University’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project Lecture Series.

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Diya Abdo, founder of ‘Every Campus A Refuge,’ to visit Wake Forest

March 5, 2019  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Diya Abdo, founder of Every Campus a Refuge (ECAR) will participate in a panel discussion at Wake Forest on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano to speak at Wake Forest March 7

March 1, 2019  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, the youngest life-tenured Superior Court Judge in the history of the State of New Jersey and senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel, will speak at Wake Forest University on Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

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