Alcorn State Promotes Diversity Through New Lecture Series
The Alcorn State University Office of Educational Equity and Inclusion last week launched an innovative new lecture series, aimed at exposing students and the surrounding community to varying perspectives around themes of inclusion and awareness. ASU hosted Native American activist and artist Bunky Echo-Hawk as its inaugural lecture, who amazed attendees with a live painting session inspired by themes of diversity.
“It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed the inspirational conversation on diversity we had today and the way the artist interpreted our thoughts. It’s a great way to bring diversity to Alcorn,” shared Delron Hawkins of New Orleans, Louisiana, sophomore majoring in business administration. A native of Greenville, Mississippi, Darius Payne, a freshman majoring in mass communication, agreed with him and added, “Coming to Alcorn, it feels good to meet people from different places and of different backgrounds and cultures. It makes me think of us as vegetables in a salad bowl – we all have our unique flavors but together make a beautiful dish.”