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Gannon’s Fall 2020 CHESS Speaker Series Continues

Be the Change: Fall 2020 CHESS Speaker Series

Be the Change: Fall 2020 CHESS Speaker Series

Gannon University’s College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences is presenting its Fall 2020 CHESS Speaker Series, which continues the conversation around today’s racial injustices and offers insight into bringing meaningful change using a virtual platform.

This year’s series is titled Racial Justice: Be the Change. Racial justice has been at the center of widespread protests and advocacy in recent weeks. Some of those protests were right here in Erie. The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences offers you the opportunity to become a part of the conversation through our speaker series. We can all work to be the change through this year-long examination of the issues and their possible solutions.

The third event in this series, Congress to Campus: Racial Justice Conversation, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21. Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA) will engage in a wide-ranging discussion about racial justice. These long-serving members of Congress will offer context and wisdom on this important issue. The duo are speaking to Gannon as part of the Congress to Campus program. The mission of Congress to Campus is to engage students in increasing civic literacy and participation by directly connecting them with former members of Congress in the hopes of strengthening their participation in the democratic process. This event is sponsored by Gannon’s School of Public Service and Global Affairs.

This event will be live-streamed for public viewing. Register at:


Other events in this series are listed below with more to details to come. All events are free and open to the public via livestream.


> Sept. 25 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Defund, Disarm, Dismantle: Examining the Movement Against Police Violence

> Oct. 8 | 3 - 4 p.m.

From Slavery to Police Brutality: The History of United States Racist Policing


>Oct. 28 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Champions of Justice

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