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Marian University Social Justice Committee Celebrates Black History Month

February 14, 2012

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — In cooperation with the Higher Education Diversity Initiative Team (HEDIT), the Marian University Social Justice Committee will present “Black History in Fond du Lac: Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, Lessons for the Future” on Tuesday, February 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium.

The collaboration between HEDIT, which is made up of members from UW Fond du Lac, Ripon College, Moraine Park Technical College and Marian University, and the Social Justice Committee will be a panel moderated by Professor Justin Ponder of the Marian English program and featuring Rev. Mary Council Austin, former Marian coordinator of diversity ministry and former minister of Salem Methodist Church; Daisy Frazier, president of Ebony Vision in Fond du Lac; Alonzo Kelly, president and founder of Kelly Leadership Group, Marian alumnus and former Board of Trustees member; Dr. Tosha Meredith, Marian alumna and owner of Transformational Management Services, Inc. and Sidney Walls, current Marian student.

“We are pleased to be bringing this event to provide an oral history of the black community in Fond du Lac,” said John Morris, Ph. D., co-chair of the Social Justice Committee. “It will focus on the background of events that led to the start of the Comprehensive County-Wide Diversity Initiative, HEDIT, United for Diversity and the Celebrate Community Event, which all work to promote greater appreciation and understanding of diversity in our community.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Morris at (920) 923-7140 or jmorris@marianuniversity.edu.

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Fun Fact

Although founded as a women’s college, Hal F. Hornby, superintendent of Fond du Lac rural schools, was the first male student to attend classes in 1940. He attended art and music classes with his wife (Source: Marian University Archives).

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