Symposium to explore family & its meaning

March 7, 2019

Jackson College invites students and community to explore “Nobody Wins When the Family Feuds” at its second Lux et Veritas symposium of the year. Join the discussion Tuesday, March 26 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Bert Walker Hall, Community Rooms 144 & 145.

What does the word “family” mean today?  Has the definition changed? Be part of the discussion at this panel presentation, exploring the topic from different perspectives. Speakers include student Camryn Burrows, (she/her/hers) a resident assistant on campus; Jennifer Fiero, (she/her/hers) reference librarian; Jessica Houston, (she/her/hers) student ombudsman; Tom McMillen-Oakley, (he/him/his) professor of art; student Omari Blanch, (he/him/his) member of Men of Merit; and Phoenix Kelley (they/them/their) of Anchor & Fox Consulting.

The moderator will be Jay Ponagai, database & Internet systems coordinator. Each panel member will have four minutes to present followed by a 30-minute dialogue between panelists, and then audience members may ask questions.

The Lux et Veritas symposia began in 2017 following high-profile events in the news, in politics and across the country on college campuses. Lux et Veritas means light and truth. Committee members are called to help promote an inclusive, civil, diverse and secure campus for all students, staff, faculty and visitors.

This event is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.