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Leadership Lecture Series: Ibram X. Kendi speaks about government policy and racism in America 

Leadership Lecture Series: Ibram X. Kendi speaks about government policy and racism in America 

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 26, 2020

UNC Wilmington kicked off their annual Leadership Lecture series this year with an appearance from Ibram X. Kendi, renowned author of the best-seller ‘How to Be an Antiracist” and historian. As per COVID-19 restrictions, the lecture took place via ZOOM on Sept. 23.

Tarana Burke delivers emotional Leadership Lecture

Tarana Burke Leadership Lecture

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

On Tuesday Night, Tarana Burke gave an emotional lecture to a sold-out crowd at the Burney Center on UNC Wilmington’s campus as part of the university’s Leadership Lecture Series. Every word of her nearly hour long lecture prompted cheers, head-nods and rounds of applause from the audience. Tarana Bu...

Gabby Rivera speaks at UNCW on ‘radical creativity and queer Latinx joy’

Gabby Rivera

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

January 24, 2019

“I fill my stories with love notes for queer kids of color,” Gabby Rivera wrote on one slide from her presentation, quickly summarizing her entire message in one sentence. On Jan. 23, Rivera stepped into the Burney Center and delivered her message as part of the 2018/2019 Leadership Lecture series....

FIRE president speaks at UNCW about free speech in higher education

Greg Lukianoff speaking at UNCW's Leadership Lecture Series on Nov. 13, 2018.

Darius Melton, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 17, 2018

On Tuesday night, Greg Lukianoff, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), spoke to UNC Wilmington students about the importance of having free speech on college campuses. His presentation, “Six Trends That Are Stifling Free Speech in Higher Education,” highlighted s...

Next year’s Leadership Lecture Series announced

Kristen Burgess, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

UNC Wilmington's Campus Life Arts & Programs announced the four speakers for next year's Leadership Lecture Series: Tarana Burke, Greg Lukianoff, Gabby Rivera and Derreck Kayongo. Campus Life hosts programming and events concerning the topics from each lecture, leaving options for students to...

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