Faculty panel to discuss ‘State of Blackness’ in the U.S.

"The State of Blackness: Education, Politics and Law” is Tues., Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in McBride Gathering Space.

A panel of faculty experts from across Elon University’s schools will examine trends in politics and policies affecting the Black community when they meet next week.

“The State of Blackness: Education, Politics and Law” will be Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in McBride Gathering Space. Panelists will include:

  • Wendy Scott, associate dean of special projects and professor of law;
  • Cherrel Miller-Dyce, associate professor and executive director of DEI for the Jo Watts Williams School of Education;
  • Jessica Carew, associate professor of political science & policy studies; and
  • Shiela Otieno, assistant professor of religious studies.

Sandra Reid, senior lecturer in human service studies, will facilitate the discussion.

The event is sponsored by the African and African-American Studies program and is part of an event series commemorating the 30th anniversary of Elon’s minor program.

“The community is invited to an engaging discussion where our panelists will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Black community in today’s political, educational and legal landscapes. This event promises to spark meaningful dialogue and inspire action towards a more equitable future,” said Keshia Wall, African and African-American Studies coordinator and assistant professor of dance.