Indiana University East will offer a lecture series in celebration of Black History Month. Events are free and open to the public.
The first lecture will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, in the Nasser Paydar Classroom located in the Student Events Center. Cal Simpson, faculty in marketing and lecturer in management for the IU East School of Business and Economics, will present, “Blackenomics: Entrepreneurship in the Black Community.”
Additional workshops will be held on Feb. 15, Feb. 22, and Feb. 26.
Latishea Varnesdeel, chief diversity officer, said the lecture series will include workshops on entrepreneurship, investing, minorities in athletics, and health. Students in the IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences will offer a mini clinic following the health lecture.
“I hope that the IU East campus and community is able to attend our Black History Month Series,” Varnesdeel said. “Come join us and find ways to improve your life in several areas.”
Black History Month Lecture Series
- Blackenomics: Entrepreneurship in the Black Community, Cal Simpson, faculty in marketing and lecturer in management at IU East
Tuesday, February 6, 12:30 p.m., Student Events Center, Nasser Paydar Classroom
- Blackenomics: Investing in the Black Community, Cal Simpson, faculty in marketing and lecturer in management at IU East
Thursday, February 15, 12:30 p.m., Student Events Center, Nasser Paydar Classroom
- Minorities in Athletics by Jesse Griffin, dean of students at Creekside High School
Thursday, February 22, reception at 5:30 p.m., program beginning at 6 p.m., Whitewater Hall, Vivian Auditorium. Griffin is a former athlete, principal, assistant principal and administrator; current dean of students at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia.
- Health and Mini Clinic, by Tajuan Stoker, director of Wellness Services at Reid Health, and School of Nursing and Health Sciences students
Monday, February 26, noon-1 p.m., in the First Bank Richmond Community Room, located in Whitewater Hall. The mini clinic is from 1-2 p.m. in the Tom Thomas Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall.