CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–February 25, 2016. Larycia Hawkins, the Wheaton College professor who recently left the college following controversy with school administration over her support for the Muslim community, will speak at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago.
Initially suspended after posting a statement about Christians and Muslims worshiping the same God on Facebook, Hawkins also indicated on Facebook that she would show solidarity with Muslims by wearing a hijab. She left Wheaton College earlier this month after reaching a mutual agreement with the Christian college.
She will speak on “Diversity and the Meaning of Embodied Solidarity” during Roosevelt’s Feb. 29 through March 4 Diversity Week. Free and open to the public, the lecture will take place in Room 317 of Roosevelt’s Wabash Building.
“We are pleased to have Larycia Hawkins as one of our guest speakers for this week-long celebration of diversity in the Roosevelt community,” said Sharron Evans, assistant vice president of inclusion and equity at Roosevelt University.
Sponsored by Roosevelt’s Office of Inclusion and Equity and Roosevelt’s Student Government Association, Diversity Week will include a series of lectures and roundtable discussions. Highlights include a lecture entitled “Herstory, history, YOUR story” on Monday, Feb. 29 by Tish Norman; a lecture on “Creating Opportunities to Help the World’s Children” by UNICEF’s Whitney Cross on Tuesday, March 1; and a discussion on “Social Justice as a Means for Change” on Thursday, March 3 by Roosevelt University Historian Lynn Weiner.
For a full schedule of Diversity Week events, visit: https://www.roosevelt.edu/StudentSuccess/FirstGeneration/DiversityWeek.
“This University-wide series of events and roundtable discussions will deal with the realities of the University’s cultural climate as it relates to inclusion,” said Evans.
For more information, call 312-341-2024.
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