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2018 Black Scholar Lecture

February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Steve Perry and Wagner Alumnae Dr. Nadia Lopez '98, will serve as the 2018 Black Scholar Lecturers on February 22, 2018, at 4:30pm in Spiro 2. Conversation will be moderated by Provost McNair.

A reception and book signing will immediately follow the talk in the Union Gallery and atrium.

About Dr. Perry
Dr. Steve Perry is the educator Oprah Winfrey, Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, Bishop TD Jakes and Steve Harvey call on to offer insight to parents and children. A diverse array of politicians and groups, from the Urban League to ALEC, even President Donald Trump, have reached out to Dr. Perry to better understand what matters to parents.

Dr. Steve Perry's unique and powerful voice is respected and has been featured on MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET and NBC as well as on the Oprah Winfrey network in multiple shows.

His courage and piercing insights provides a fascinating perspective that is not often found in public discourse. Too often race, class, gender and political affiliations mute others voices. Dr. Perry fearlessly speaks from the heart, which births unpredictability.

About Dr. Lopez
Dr. Lopez has been described as "an educator, pioneering a path of inspired leadership to show the world how under-privileged communities can make beat the odds and create positive institutions that have a global impact.

As the founding Principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a New York City Public School, Nadia became internationally known after the popular blog, Humans of New York (HONY), featured one of her students. This student told HONY founder, Brandon Stanton, that the greatest influence on his life was his Principal, Nadia. Nadia’s story became a viral sensation as millions of people around the world became impressed with the positive learning environment, high expectations, and growing success rate at a school right in the middle of one of the most under-served communities in America.

This lecture is sponsored, in part, by the Office of the Provost, the Division of Campus Life, the Center for Intercultural Advancement and the Office of Co-Curricular Programs.


February 22
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Spiro Hall