Radio and podcast host Lissa Jones-Lofgren to deliver Carleton convocation

February 11, 2020
By Leander Cohen '22

Radio and podcast host Lissa Jones-Lofgren will deliver Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Feb. 14, from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In her presentation, titled, “For the Love of Black Culture: Celebrating the Contributions of Black Minnesotans,” she will discuss the intersection of black history and present-day thought in Minnesota.

Since 2007, Jones-Lofgren has served as a creator, executive producer and host of “Urban Agenda” on KMOJ-FM, Minnesota’s oldest black-owned and operated radio station. The goal of the program is to openly discuss and debate issues and policies facing the safety and health of the urban black community. She is also the host of “Black Market Reads,” a podcast of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature, which features conversations with today’s most exciting black literary voices and has recently been featured as part of collaborative broadcasts with Minnesota Public Radio.

Along with her radio and podcast work, Jones-Lofgren works as a consultant in the Twin Cities area, providing interim executive leadership for nonprofits experiencing change and seeking greater equity in their organizations. Previously, she 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.

She received her B.A. from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

This convocation is sponsored by the Carleton Office of Intercultural and International Life. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located at First and College Streets in Northfield.

Posted In