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September 11, 2020
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Amplifying Whispers

Wittenberg to Present New Virtual Conversation Series

Continuing to embrace the current online environment, Wittenberg University’s Office of the President will present Amplifying Whispers: A Year-Long Conversation Series.

The series will be hosted by Julius Bailey, professor of philosophy and director of justice, law & public policy, and Jasmine Evans, junior biology major and African and diaspora studies minor.

Featuring four separate events, each conversation will be broadcast live on Wittenberg University’s Facebook page and the Wittenberg Student Senate Twitter feed with the first scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Titled “Witnessing History: Social Change and Our Relationships to the Past,” this first event will be presented by Kent Brooks, director of the IMANI Gospel Choir and adjunct instructor of music, Rick Incorvati, professor of English, and Lauren Instenes, Wittenberg class of 2017. A special student response will be given by William E. Burgess Applegate ’21.

“Lauren, Kent, and I hope that you’ll be able to join next Thursday’s conversation about personal relationships to historical narratives,” Incorvati said in an email to campus. “All three of us are grateful to be part of the series—and maybe a little nervous about being first. Thanks, yet again, to Julius for making available to our campus so many good opportunities to learn and to engage and to change.”

On Thursday, Oct. 1, political science professors James Allan, Ed Hasecke, Staci Rhine, and Heather Wright will present “Who has the Right to Vote? Race, Age, and Voting in America” at 6:30 p.m.

Sarah Fortner, associate professor and director of environmental science will present “Climate Justice” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

“Race and Psychology,” will be the final discussion of 2020 at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 and feature psychology professors Michael Anes, William Davis, and Stephanie Little.

To tune in, go to or

Cindy Holbrook
Cindy Holbrook
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