Edmonds Community College announces Spring Lecture Series

Bobby Norfolk will speak about the history of the Negro Baseball League as part of Edmonds Community College's Spring Lecture series.

This spring, the Edmonds Community College Lecture Series welcomes four dynamic speakers to campus, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Lectures are free and open to the public.

The goal of the Lecture Series is to bring thought-provoking and inspirational speakers to campus. Each quarter, a committee of students, faculty, and staff invite influential scholars, artists, activists, and community leaders to campus to spark discussion and reflection in our community. Past speakers have ranged from local author Timothy Egan to human rights advocate, Van Jones.

For more information, call 425-640-1139 or go to www.BlackBoxEdCC.org.

Speakers include:
Sam Reed: “I Will Vote 2012” noon, Tuesday, April 10, Black Box Theatre
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed visits campus for College Civics Week 2012 to discuss the importance of voting and being active in local and national issues.

Kathleen Flenniken presents “Telling the Hanford Story: Finding a Form that Fits”- 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, Black Box Theatre

Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken presents her poetry collection, “Plume.” Along with poems, the author will share some historic photos and talk about the role of poetry and the arts in addressing environmental and social justice issues.

Running-Grass: “Sustainability, Diversity and Social Justice”–  12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, Black Box Theatre
Running-Grass, a widely published and nationally recognized expert in multicultural environmental education and environmental justice, will explore the intersections of environmental sustainability, cultural diversity and the roots of social justice movements.

Bobby Norfolk presents “Shadowball: A History of the Negro Baseball League”– 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, Black Box Theatre
Three-time Emmy Award winner and internationally known story performer Bobby Norfolk presents a living history performance through the heyday of the Negro Baseball Leagues. Historical slides and period music enhance this emotional performance, illustrating the clash of race, sports and culture.

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