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Fleming lecture features Daniel Hunter

Every year, Guilford co-sponsors the Peace and Conflict Studies Fleming Lecture along with the American Friends Service Committee. This year, activist and author Daniel Hunter offered a talk entitled “Social Movements in Turbulent Times.” Hunter is the author of “Strategy and Soul,” a book about an underdog Philadelphia campaign that Hunter worked on and helped lead to victory. He is also a trainer and organizer for Training for Change and has trained thousands of activists in countries such as Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Australia and Indonesia.


NC Faith Forward holds gathering at Guilford

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the NC Faith Forward Coalition held a gathering to strategize on how to make North Carolina more just and inclusive for all its residents. The coalition is LGBTQIA-affirming and wants to advance justice for people of all genders and sexualities across the state. Speakers such as Bishop Tonyia Rawls, the founder and co-director of the freedom center for social justice, and Joey Lopez, the community organizing and program manager for More Light Presbyterians presented at the event. Rawls and Lopez discussed the connections between faith and LGBTQIA organizing.


Guilford dance spotlights asexuality and consent

In order to create a conversation about asexuality and consent, Guilford College Pride hosted the second annual Asexual Awareness Consent Dance in conjunction with the Organization for Healthy Intimacy on Nov. 3 in the Community Center Lounge. The event featured dancing, crafts and giveaway bags. In the spirit of promoting consent, the event was alcohol-free and was designed to let attendees participate in whatever activities they feel comfortable doing.


Career Development Center hosts graduate school fair

Guilford College’s Career Development Center hosted a graduate school fair on Oct. 25 in Founders Hall. The event allowed students to learn about graduate school options and speak to representatives from schools such as Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health and Society, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and High Point University Norcross Graduate School. Following the fair, students were invited to a graduate school question and answer session to address further concerns.


Foreign Languages Department holds open house

A night of games and conversation, Guilford College’s Department of Foreign Languages hosted an open house on Oct. 24. The open house gave attendees the chance to get to know current foreign language majors and professors. The event featured games such as foreign language bingo with questions such as “Have you taken a foreign language class before?” and “Is a language other than English spoken at your home?”