Black History Month Celebration

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Looking Forward, Looking Back: Views on Black History Across the Generations

Thursday, February 28, 2019
11:45am - 1:00pm 

Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
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About This Event

A lively panel discussion with participants from 5 generations: Mature/Silents (1927-1945), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1980), Generation Y/Millennium (1981-2000), Generation Z/Boomlets (after 2001). Panelists will be asked to respond to questions about the significance of Black History Month, political, social, and economic indicators of progress, and thoughts toward the future.


11:45am-12:00pm: Registration and reception
12:00pm – 12:50pm: Panel presentation
12:50pm-1:00pm: Audience Q&A

  • Panel Moderator: Dr. Mittie Davis Jones, Associate Professor Emerita, Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs, and Interim Director, Diversity Institute Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Cleveland State University
  • Beauxerykah “Erykah” Betterson, Junior in Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs' Environmental Studies and Urban Studies programs, Student Trustee, Cleveland State University Board of Trustees, Director of Policies & Procedures, Student Government Association, and Peer Mentor, First Year Experience
  • Reverend Dr. Leah Lewis, Pastor, Councilwoman, Professor, Community Organizer, Event Producer, Activist, and Founder, CEO & Chief Creative Officer of Three Butterflies Entertainment & Press, LLC
  • Dr. Mamadou Seck, Associate Professor, School of Social Work 
  • Steve MinterExecutive in Residence and Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs; Executive Director of The Cleveland Foundation, 1984- 2003; Under Secretary for the United States Department of Education during President Carter's administration
  • Prester Pickett II, Student at Saint Ignatius High School
Additional Information 

Light refreshments will be served at this event.

This event is brought to you by the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Diversity Council.