Speakers: Charles L. Howard AND Brian Peterson

Title of Talk: Charleston, Freddie Gray and Black Lives Matter: What has changed? What hasn't?

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time: Lecture from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Reception from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Lecture in the Amado Recital Hall, and Reception in the Class of 1958 Café, Irvine Auditorium

The Reverend Charles L. Howard, PhD is the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. He is the author of several articles and chapters and his writings have been featured in such publications as Black Arts Quarterly, Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Urban Cusp, Sojourners Magazine, and The Huffington Post, where he is a regular contributor. Along with his duties as Chaplain, Chaz has taught at Penn in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Graduate School of Education.

Brian Peterson PhD is the Director of the Makuu Black Cultural Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a three-time graduate of the University of Pennsylvania - first from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and later earning his masters and doctorate from the Graduate School of Education. Presently he teaches or co-teaches two courses including The History of Women and Men of African Descent at the University of Pennsylvania.