The Writing Center @ MSU and ECWCA present as part of our Storytelling as Activism: A Speaker Series:

Dr. Lamar Johnson: "Blackness Is, Blackness Ain't: Racial Storytelling as Activism"

Dr. Lamar Johnson wearing a navy button up with gray dots and a black tie.

The Writing Center @ MSU, in collaboration with the East Central Writing Center Association, are happy to present our second event in our Storytelling as Activism: A Speaker Series.

Dr. Lamar Johnson will be giving his second talk: “Blackness Is, Blackness Ain’t: Racial Storytelling as Activism”

Date and Time: November 4, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Where: All talks will take place over Zoom. Link will be sent out the day to those who RSVP.

RSVP for Dr. Johnson’s Nov 4th Talk | Google Doc to RSVP for other Activism as Storytelling: A Speaker Series events

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