Barrios Unidos founder Daniel Alejándrez speaks
Date of Event: September 17, 2008
Posted: September 8, 2008 / Last Updated: September 14, 2008
Daniel Alejándrez will speak as part of the McGregor Connectives Initiative lecture series at 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). His lecture will focus on personal identity and the urban environment. The event is free and open to the public.
As the executive director of the nonprofit National Coalition to End Barrio Warfare/Barrios Unidos, Alejándrez works to facilitate communication between inner city youth groups and to de-escalate racial tension and gang violence. Alejandrez also serves as co-chair of the Urban Peace and Justice Summit, which works to forge truces between African American and Latino gangs. In recognition of his work, Alejándrez received the National Fellowship of Reconciliation Martin Luther King Jr. Award in addition to a fellowship from the California Wellness Foundation.
The lecture is sponsored by the McGregor Connections Innitiative. This year’s McGregor Connections theme is “Urbanscapes,” during which the campus community will explore the relationship between people and the urban environment. Future speakers include Thomas Sugrue (Sept. 18) and Marta Rodriguez (Nov. 5, 6 and 7). For more information call 740-587-6206.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — McGregor Connections speaker Daniel Alejándrez, executive director of the National Coalition to End Barrio Warfare, at 4:30 p.m. on Weds., Sept. 17, at Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact Marlaine Browning at 740-587-6206.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — McGregor Connections speaker Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvannia, at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 18, at Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact Marlaine Browning at 740-587-6206.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — McGregor Connections artist residency film screening: Marta Rodriguez, Latin American documentary filmmaker and advocate for social justice, at 7 p.m. on Weds., Nov. 5 and Fri., Nov. 7, in room 115 of Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). Public talk: Marta Rodriguez, 7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 6, in room 103 of Fellows Hall (300 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Contact Marlaine Browning at 740-587-6206.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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