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UWS presents racial justice speaker April 24

Austin Channing Brown

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Distinguished Diversity Lecture and Art Series will present Austin Channing Brown at 6 p.m. April 24 in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room.

A voice on racial justice and author of "I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness," Brown is committed to exploring the intersections of racial justice, faith and black womanhood.

"I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness," has received acclaim from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and other reviewers. Brown is excited to unpack the themes of her book and talk about racial justice, black womanhood and the writing process.

Brown attended North Park University, where she earned a degree in business management and a master's degree in social justice from Marygrove College. She has worked with nonprofits, churches, parachurch ministries and universities in both the urban and suburban context for the advancement of racial justice and reconciliation.

Most recently, Brown served as a resident director and multicultural liaison at Calvin College, where she was able to work with and learn from millennials for three years as they navigated college life.

The lecture is free. The Yellowjacket Union is located at 1605 Catlin Ave.