Conversations on Diversity- Race, Protest and Democracy

Conversations on Diversity- Race, Protest and Democracy

February 07, 2019
Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center
12:00 PM
Presenter: Nyle Fort, Ph.d candidate at Princeton University
Date: Feb 7th, Thursday
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1: 30 p.m.
Location: SMSU
Lecture title: Conversation on Diversity- Race, Protest, and Democracy

Based in Newark, New Jersey, Nyle Fort received a bachelor's in English from Morehouse College and a master's in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminar. He has worked in the fields of education, criminal justice, and youth development for nearly a decade in various capacities.

An acitivist committed to global transformative justice, Nyle brings his national experience and international lens to hi slocal work. He traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, to help build the Movement for Black Lives. Upon his return home, Nyle created 7 Last Words: Strange Fruit Speaks, a liturgy commemorating the last words of black people killed by police and vigilantes.

He also established Newark Books and Breakfast, a monthly program providing free books and breakfast to local youth and families. Most recently, Nyle traveled to Amsterdam as part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation's multinational effort to connect freedom struggle and challenge racialized violence.

Nyle is currently a Ph.D. student in Religion and African American studies at Princeton University.
Santos Manual Student Union Event Center
For more information or accommodations contact: Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 537-5138, diversity@csusb.edu

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