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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Panel discussion highlights life and legacy of Bishop Joseph Johnson

Oct. 2, 2014—An esteemed group of panelists will reflect on Bishop Joseph A. Johnson Jr. as a scholar, a bishop and a civil rights activist in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 60th anniversary of his graduation as Vanderbilt’s first African American student.

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Musician George Clinton part of Vanderbilt black theology event

Oct. 2, 2014—Legendary singer-songwriter George Clinton will speak at a Vanderbilt symposium Oct. 18 on "Afrofuturism in Black Theology."

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Diversity celebrated at community jamboree

Sep. 5, 2014—Seven campus offices whose focus is to support and serve Vanderbilt’s diverse community teamed up for the first-ever Diverse Dores Community Jamboree Sept. 3.

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2014 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Aug. 19, 2014—The late Bishop Joseph Johnson, the Rev. Becca Stevens and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Ogletree are the 2014 Divinity/GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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Sheryll Cashin to give fresh take on affirmative action Sept. 4 at Vanderbilt

Aug. 15, 2014—Georgetown University law professor and Vanderbilt alumna Sheryll Cashin will discuss her new book on affirmative action Sept. 4 in the first Chancellor's Lecture of the academic year.

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Save the date: Diverse Dores Community Jamboree

Aug. 6, 2014—The Vanderbilt community is invited to the Diverse Dores Community Jamboree on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, International Student and Scholar Services, the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life, The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the...

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Vanderbilt Sociology celebrates 80 years

Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology celebrated its 80th anniversary Feb. 17 and 18 with visits from a civil rights lawyer and historian, and two prominent sociologists.

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LGBTQI Life to screen film on Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt's LGBTQI Life in collaboration with the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center will host a screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be followed by a discussion.

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Vanderbilt University marks important Civil Rights milestones Aug. 28, Sept. 5

Aug. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a midday event Aug. 28. On the evening of Sept. 5, the Rev. Carolyn McKinstry will speak at a free public event in Benton Chapel.

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Rethinking prisons subject of conference

Apr. 25, 2013—Rethinking Prisons conference brings together more than 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty.

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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to speak at Vanderbilt

Feb. 5, 2013—Melissa Harris-Perry, host of her own show on MSNBC and a professor of political science at Tulane University, will discuss “Race, Health and Justice” Feb. 18 at Vanderbilt University's Langford Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt and Nashville: Good Neighbors

Jan. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt has grown up alongside its hometown to play a leading role in the life of the larger community—employing nearly 25,000 people; providing a Level 1 trauma center and top-ranked hospitals that admit around 65,000 patients a year; and generating millions of dollars for the local economy through athletics, cultural events, and a vast array of intellectual offerings. And that’s just for starters.

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