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Dr. Donn Worgs to Highlight Carter G. Woodson Lecture

Millersville is partnering with the City of Lancaster to discuss equitable housing.

Towson University professor Dr. Donn Worgs will be the featured speaker at the 54th Annual Carter G. Woodson Lecture at Millersville University. The event will take place on March 3 in the Ford Atrium at McComsey Hall at 2:30 p.m. At the lecture, Worgs will lead a discussion on “The Fantasy and Reality of African American Violent Revolt.”

There will also be a community forum in Lancaster at Bright Side Opportunities Center at 6:30 p.m.on March 3. Worgs will join the discussion on “How Can Lancaster City Develop A Plan for Equitable Housing?” Millersville is partnering with the City of Lancaster for the evening discussion. The city will present on their process for planning the next 10 years, with special attention to equity in housing.”

“Dr. Worgs is very good at capitalizing on teachable moments, and there have been plenty of those moments in recent years,” says Dr. Caleb Corkery, event organizer. “When Baltimore was rocked by civil unrest in spring 2015, Dr. Worgs saw an opportunity to engage students in important conversations and to connect academic theory with reality.”

Currently, Worgs is a political science professor and program director of the African and African American Studies program at Towson University. He received his bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Lehigh University, his master’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland.

Throughout his career, Worgs has published several essays in academic journals and books. Some of his work includes; “Black Morality Politics: Preachers, politicians and voters in the battle over Same-Sex marriage in Maryland,” “Public Engagement and the Coproduction of Public Education,” “The Flight of the Bumblebee: Why Reform is Difficult by not Impossible,” “Poverty and the Workforce Challenge” and “Lessons in Productive Democracy: Mobilizations to Produce African American Education When State Efforts are Inadequate.”

The lecture does not require registration, but seating is limited and masks are required.

The Carter G. Woodson Lecture series has been a part of Millersville University since the early 1990s and continues to bring African American activists to MU. It is named after Carter G. Woodson, an acclaimed writer and African American activist.

For more information or for transportation needs to Bright Side contact Dr. Corkery caleb.corkery@millersville.edu.

 

 

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