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Olivet College Women’s Resource Center to host discussion on social change
Sep 27, 2006

OLIVET, Mich. The Olivet College Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center is hosting a discussion on social change presented by Vincent Harding, Ph.D., and his daughter, Rachel E. Harding, Ph.D., Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Mott Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The seminar will focus on topics such as how to draw hope and inner strength when striving to achieve peace; how historical movements can guide society through troubled times; how the African-American traditions and experiences can nurture society; and how women can make a difference in todays world.

Vincent Harding is a professor emeritus of religion and social transformation at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, and co-founder of the Veterans of Hope Project. He was the first director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center for Social Change and the founding executive director of the Institute of the Black World in Atlanta. Harding has written several books and essays including, Hope and History: Why We Must Share the Story of the Movement, There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America and Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero.

Rachel E. Harding is a writer and historian, who specializes in religious traditions of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora. She is a poet and the author of a book on the Afro-Brazilian religion, Candombl, A Refuge in Thunder.

For more information, call (269) 749-6638.


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