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SPECIAL EVENT: SLIS students only

Posted Oct. 2, 2011

SLIS students are invited to a pizza lunch and special presentation by Rev. Adam Taylor at noon on Thursday, Oct. 20. Kent students will meet in room 332 of the University Library. Columbus students will meet in room 106 at the State Library of Ohio. Students are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry.

RSVP at http://bit.ly/slis-taylor (for pizza order).

eDegree and other students who can't attend in person can watch and participate online at: http://bit.ly/slis-taylor-web.

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Information and Religion.

Please also plan to attend his talk on "The Future of Social Justice Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation" at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 in room 317 of the Kent Student Center.

Rev. Adam Taylor is vice president of advocacy for World Vision, U.S., and an ordained minister at First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

In his book Mobilizing Hope, Taylor draws upon the heritage of faith-based activism to encourage young people to be politically engaged and to fight for justice and human rights. His presentation at Kent State will help students, faculty and staff understand how they can play a critical role in combating injustice and inequality in today's society.

About Rev. Taylor:

  • A graduate of Emory University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government
  • Founder and former executive director of Global Justice, an organization that mobilizes students around issues of global human rights and economic justice
  • Former senior political director at Sojourners
  • Former White House Fellow in the Office of Cabinet Affairs, Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration.
  • Currently vice president of advocacy for World Vision, U.S.

For more information, read the article at http://bit.ly/slis-taylor-news.