Activist Addresses Tip-Toeing Around Diversity; Watch Lecture
A writer, filmmaker, and activist known as an “uncompromising fighter for racial equity and social justice” delivered a message on diversity and misunderstandings at a recent Nebraska Wesleyan University lecture.
Molly Secours will deliver the lecture, “Tip-Toeing Around Diversity” on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall, located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.
The lecture will also be webcast live on Nebraska Wesleyan University’s website, www.nebrwesleyan.edu.
Secours uses her artistic talents to effect social change and public policy regarding issues of racism, white privilege, juvenile justice, education, and health care. Her NWU lecture will address how tip-toeing around diversity perpetuates misunderstandings, grievances, and discriminating practices and how to prevent them from happening.
As a cancer survivor, Secours writes and speaks about many issues from a healing perspective and draws the parallels between battling a deadly disease and confronting and disrupting systemic and institutional privilege — a symptom of an imbalanced and unhealthy society.
She presented an intervention to the United Nations in Santiago, Chile, proposing that the U.S. “repudiate the official histories and languages that maintain the hegemonic and unearned privileges accorded to those who are identified as ‘white.’” She is a contributing writer in the book “Should America Pay?” and has been voted one of Nashville’s “most influential public intellectuals.”
Her NWU lecture is free and open to the public.
The lecture is sponsored by the President’s Council on Cultural Diversity.
Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational opportunities to all qualified persons in all areas of university operation, including education and decisions regarding faculty appointment, promotion or tenure, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, creed, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation.