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Touching and Transforming: Black Alumni of the University of the Incarnate Word

Touching and Transforming: Black Alumni of the University of the Incarnate WordNationally and locally, UIW graduates are touching thousands and transforming for a more just and joyous world. 21jan9:00 am8:00 pm 2 Add to DreamList

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Hear and join in the conversation with graduates who have touched thousands of lives and are transforming society. As Dream Week focuses on “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” UIW graduates reveal what builds a good life, a just country, and joyful flourishing.

Hear Rev. Dr. Reginald F. Davis, author of the groundbreaking work, Frederick Douglas: Precursor of Liberation Theology and Pastor of the historic First Baptist Church, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Sing with Melanie De More who shares the music of the African Diaspora. She was the Musical Director for Opera Obeah on the Salem Witch Trials, selected as one of eight top performances for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Musicals.

Discuss three recent releases, Dear Bruh, Brother, and The Pandemic Chronicles from Exodus Film Works with creators Ya’Ke Smith and Mikala Gibson, both international award-winners.

Enjoy Sam Sanders, host of It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders at NPR.

Be inspired by international educator Dr. Wanita Mercer, who teaches in the graduate school of China’s think tank, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.

Learn from Ian Riley now serving as St. Mary’s University Assistant Director of Retention Services helping students succeed.

Meet other graduates. Details

Presentations all day are at the same link. Please register in advance (link below) and you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join.


January 21, 2021 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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