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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Academic Staff

Feb 15: ‘Freedom Riders’ Documentary and Discussion

Guest Speaker: Freedom Rider, Hank Thomas
Date:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Rooms, University Union University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Join us for a screening of documentary film Freedom Riders followed by a discussion with guest speaker, Hank Thomas, one of the original Freedom Riders.

‘Freedom Riders’ Film Trailer

About Hank Thomas

Hank Thomas

Nineteen-year-old Hank Thomas joined the 1961 Congress of Racial Equality Freedom Ride at the last minute after his roommate John Moody dropped out with a bad case of the flu. “When folks ask me what incident led me to ride,” he said years later. “I can’t say it was one. When you grow up and face this humiliation every day, there is no one thing. You always felt that way.” Thomas overcame an impoverished childhood in southern Georgia and St. Augustine, FL to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee affiliated Nonviolent Action Group. Read a complete biography here.

This event is part of the a Black History Month series presented by the American Intercultural Center sponsored by supporters across campus. This particular speaker is funded in part by the Academic Staff Professional Development Fund.

March 7 – Twitter Tech Talk

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Time:
1-2 PM
Location: IS 1129, General Access Computer Lab A
Presenters:
Todd Sanders, Social Media Specialist @tsand
Lisa Tetzloff, Director of Student Life @LisaTetzloff

Join active tweeters Todd Sanders and Lisa Tetzloff for an informational session about using Twitter, an online social networking site on which users post textual updates of up to 140 characters. Find out how something this simple can be so effective. Hear how Todd and Lisa use twitter and what value it has for them.

This event is free to attend. It is organized by the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff Professional Development Committee.