Campus Calendar

Feb 14

Convocation: Lissa Jones

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Radio and podcast host Lissa Jones comments on the intersection of black history and present-day thought.

Friday, February 14th, 2020
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Lissa Jones

Lissa Jones is a frequent presenter on the intersection of black history and present-day thought and on black historical figures and movements.  A consultant in the Twin Cities area, Jones provides interim executive leadership for nonprofit organizations experiencing change and coaches leaders on getting closer to equity in their organizations. For the last 12 years, Jones has also served as creator, executive producer, and host, of 'Urban Agenda' on KMOJ-FM, Minnesota's oldest black owned and operated radio station, a program whose goal is to openly discuss and debate issues and policies confronting the safety and health of the urban black community.  In addition, Jones is the host of Black Market Reads, a podcast of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature featuring conversations with today’s most exciting black literary voices, and has recently been a part of collaborative broadcasts with Minnesota Public Radio.  Previously, Jones has served as director of the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center, and director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the Minnesota Council on Foundations.  The title of her presentation is "For the Love of Black Culture: Celebrating the Contributions of Black Minnesotans." This Black History Convocation is sponsored by the Carleton Office of Intercultural and International Life.

Sponsored by Carleton Office of Intercultural and International Life. Contact: Kerry Raadt, x4308