October 30, 2020

FMU’s “Cultural Conversations” series continues in November

FMU’s “Cultural Conversations” series continues in November

Francis Marion University will continue its “Cultural Conversations” on the topics of cultural and racial issues in November.

The FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence will be the site for the second event in the four-part series, which will begin at noon and will be preceded by lunch at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. The event is open to FMU faculty, and staff, as well as the general public, although the luncheon is only open to the FMU community.

The presentation features former FMU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Joe Heyward, FMU assistant professors of Psychology Drs. Erica James and Antonio Cooper. The presentation will center on Changes in African American Race Relations in Florence Over Time and How to Create an Inclusive Environment for People of Color.

The “Cultural Conversations” series is presented jointly by the Francis Marion University and the FMU African American Faculty Staff Coalition. Each event will incorporate a presentation followed by a question and answer session.

On Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, Jamee Hunt Freeman, former FMU director of admissions, and Dr. Erica James, will provide the third Cultural Conversation presentation, titled Native American Racial Injustices, Issues and SES Disparities.

The fourth iteration will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021, and will feature a presentation from FMU assistant professor of Sociology, Dr. Todd Couch, titled Racial Issues and Injustices Facing the Hispanic and Asian American Communities.

To register, visit https://www.fmarion.edu/aafsc/. The presentations can be accessed online by video livestream. Recordings may be watched after the events have concluded.