Events

When:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:00–8:30 p.m.

Where:

Ruth S. Harley University Center
Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom
 
 
Tagged: School of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences, Derner School of Psychology, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Levermore Global Scholars, Collaboration Project, African, Black and Caribbean Studies, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Peace Studies Program, General Studies Learning Community, Faculty Center for Professional Excellence, Faculty, Diversity, Mentoring Program

Gail C. Christopher, M.D., “CRYSTAL STAIR”

Event, Lecture


Dr. Gail ChristopherInspired by the classic poem by Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son,” Dr. Gail Christopher’s lecture will explore insights from her career journey from clinical practice to philanthropy. She will discuss the recent design and implementation of America’s first national racial Truth and Reconciliation Commission process: Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation.

Dr. Christopher is a physician, an award-winning social change agent and former senior adviser and vice president of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the world’s largest philanthropies.

Dr. Christopher is the visionary architect of the Kellogg Foundation-led Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) initiative for America. An adaptation of the globally recognized Truth and Reconciliation Commission model, TRHT evolved from the Kellogg Foundation’s decade-long America Healing, a racial equity and racial healing initiative designed and led by Dr. Christopher. In August 2017, she left her leadership position with the Kellogg Foundation to launch the Maryland-based Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature.


Sponsored by The James Baldwin Distinguished Lecture on Literary and Social Criticism, the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Faculty Center for Professional Excellence, the Collaboration Project, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, General Education, Department of History, Department of English, Adelphi University Diversity Committee, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Levermore Global Scholars, General Studies Learning Community, Peace Studies, and the Mentoring Program.


For further information, please contact:

African, Black and Caribbean Studies
p – 516.877.4980

 
Should you, or your guests, require an accommodation based on a disability, or need to request an ASL interpreter, please contact the Student Access Office by phone at 516.877.3806 or email at sao@adelphi.edu. Please allow for a reasonable time frame prior to the event; we suggest a minimum of five business days.
Tagged: School of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences, Derner School of Psychology, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Levermore Global Scholars, Collaboration Project, African, Black and Caribbean Studies, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Peace Studies Program, General Studies Learning Community, Faculty Center for Professional Excellence, Faculty, Diversity, Mentoring Program