The Norbert O. Schedler Honors College will be hosting the first annual Issues in the Public Square event on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Issues in the Public Square is a symposium-style event to be held each Spring to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community to share research that impacts our society. The goal of this event is to begin a meaningful dialogue and to help advance our understanding of issues of public concern. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Each year a theme and keynote speaker are selected to represent a critical issue being faced at present within our society. This year’s theme is “Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities.” The keynote speaker for this event is Rev. Irene Monroe, who will be speaking on the intersection of faith, race, and sexual orientation. Rev. Monroe is a celebrated scholar and activist. She is an ordained minister, religion columnist, public theologian, and motivational speaker. As an African American feminist theologian, she speaks for a sector of society that is frequently invisible. You can learn more about her here: http://www.irenemonroe.com/
Registration is free, but will be limited to the first 300 participants. The deadline by which to register is Friday, February 24th.