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"I Am..." Speaker Series

“… I am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other, and they don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other.”

                                                           -Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Oct. 15, 1962

 

Ohio University Southern’s “I AM…” Speaker Series provides an opportunity to learn and understand each other.  Our stories and experiences are unique and important.  By sharing them, we break down barriers that divide us. No matter what labels are assigned to us, and no matter what ideals we may hold, we are all a shared humanity that is, as Dr. King said, “tied to a single garment of destiny.”

Spring 2022 Schedule

I AM…Eric Brown

The 2021-22 I AM Speaker Series features Eric Brown, the Career and Leadership Coach for Ohio University Southern. He will be sharing his personal experiences about living with generalized anxiety and panic disorder, reaching long set aside goals, and becoming self-reliant. He will also share encouragement and motivation that helped him press through procrastination and the urge to remain reactive.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 28, 2022, 3:00pm-4:00pm

LOCATION:  Virtual via TEAMS

REGISTRATION:  Click Here to Register

CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, (740) 533-4600

I AM…Dr. Purba Das

This speaker series will feature Dr. Purba Das. Dr. Das was born and grew up in India. She came to America to study in 2000. After getting her M.Sc. from Purdue University, she worked in California for a year. She obtained her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 2008; she began teaching at Ohio University Southern. She will share her stories about the cultural differences, difficulties, similarities during her 13 years living in the Appalachian region.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 3:00pm-4:00pm

LOCATION: Virtual via TEAMS

REGISTRATION:  Click Here to Register

CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, (740) 533-4600 or Shannon Frazee, sf356218@ohio.edu, (740) 533-4600