Black Issues Conference: Keynote Speaker: Shaun King

Friday, February 22 at 8:30am to 5:30pm

Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Ballroom
Bowen-Thompson Student Union 1001 E Wooster St , Bowling Green, OH 43402

Bowling Green State University’s 19th annual Black Issues Conference (BIC) offers a forum for research and discussion of issues affecting the African-American community and culture. This year’s conference features a nationally known keynote speaker, Shaun King, in addition to a diverse set of workshops and panel discussions led by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators and members of the local, regional and national communities. While this conference is open to all, pre-registration, which starts December 30, 2018, is required. BIC 2019 is a joint partnership between the Black Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Civil Rights Today: A New Civil Rights Movement.  Shaun King is a columinist for The Intercept and the Writer-In- Residence at Harvard Law School's Fair Punishment Project, which is amongst the most compelling voices. He is also a strong advocate for human dignity for African Americans. He offers an "articulate and historically grounded take on the most pressing problems of the day."

 If interested in the event, please register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/bgsuMAOBIC

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Performances and Exhibits, Information Sessions

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Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students


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BGSU Student: Free; BGSU Faculty and Staff: $20; BGSU Alumni: $25; Non-BGSU College Student: $20; High School Student: $20; General Public: $35.00; Table of 8 seats for non-BGSU Participants: $350.00; Department table, please email bic@bgsu.edu

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