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Humanities Lecture Series

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Due to COVID 19 and the campus closure, our winter 2021-2022 lecture will be held as a virtual presentations. All lectures are free.

The Impact of Illiteracy in Black America

Repairing Harm from Miseducating Black America—Lecture and Discussion with Tia April Ferguson

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public

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The foundation of learning is language and how language is conveyed into meaning is the foundation of socialization. So, what happens when a society miseducates its citizens to create a caste system that renders their humanity into capital?  This presentation looks to answer how language and literacy can be used to repair the harm

About Tia April Ferguson

Meet Tia April FergusonTia April Ferguson is a writer, educator, and advocate from Columbus, Ohio, where she serves as the founder of a nonprofit organization. She has worked on national workers' justice campaigns, testified before the U.S. Senates' Ways & Means Committee, and appeared in numerous national news publications. Tia April is a 2004 graduate from Ohio Dominican University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Philosophy. She is currently working on an Individualized Master of Arts in the Humanities at Antioch University. She lives in Ohio with her three minor children.


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The 2020-2021 Humanities Lecture Series is supported by a generous anonymous donation.

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Aida Dargahi, M.A. Humanities Lecture Series Director