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Taylor to speak at Olivet College during Black History Month
Feb 11, 2009

Carl S. Taylor, Ph.D., senior fellow in University Outreach and Engagement, extension specialist and professor of sociology at Michigan State University, will speak in Olivet Colleges Mott Auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. in honor of Black History Month. His speech is titled Community Awareness and Involvement at Olivet College.

Taylor has extensive experience in field research aimed at the reduction of violence involving American youth. He has worked with communities, foundations and government agencies in understanding gangs, youth culture and violence. Some of the organizations Taylor has worked with include the Guggenheim Foundation, the C. S. Mott Foundation, the FBI Academy, and the Childrens Defense Fund. He also serves as the principal investigator for the Michigan Gang Research Project.

Taylor has established a national reputation as an ethnographer and has worked in some of the most isolated and distressed communities in the nation. As a criminologist and ecologist, his merging of the two disciplines has given him a unique viewpoint on emerging social issues.

In addition to Taylors presentation, Olivet College Trustee Bill Middlebrooks, founder and managing partner of Excellence In Action, Inc., will speak in Dole Halls Klock Commons at 11 a.m. as part of the days programming.

For more information, call (269) 749-7750.


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