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Sept. 22: ‘Reflections of a Segregated Life’ presented

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education intern

guillory-jeff-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – Personal experience of growing up in the Jim Crow South, the civil rights movement and integration will be presented by Jeff Guillory, director of Washington State University’s Office of Diversity Education, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Todd 130. 

The free, public lecture is part of the WSU common reading; the book, “Just Mercy” by Brian Stevenson, chronicles the author/lawyer’s attempts to help prisoners – most of whom are black men. Learn more at http://commonreading.wsu.edu/.

Guillory’s philosophy – “We have more things in common than our differences” – has developed through decades of experience. He experienced segregation and racial discrimination growing up in Houston, Texas, in the 1950s-60s. He is a recognized elder in the Nez Perce Indian Tribe.

At WSU, he co-developed and implemented diversity education in 1994 and served as the director of the Center for Human Rights.

 

Contacts:
Karen Weathermon, WSU common reading, 509-335-5488, weathermon@wsu.edu
Emma Epperly, WSU Undergraduate Education communications, 509-335-9458, UCHCCommMar.5@wsu.edu

 

 

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