The Inaugural Rodney Sisco Symposium
The Wheaton College Office of Intercultural Engagement invites you to join us as we honor Rodney Sisco’s legacy with the Inaugural The Rodney Sisco Symposium for Transformational Leadership, Diversity and Equity Practices hosted and co-sponsored by Wheaton College, the Caribbean American Family Network, and The Association for Christians in Student Development on February 5th and 6th. The Symposium is a two-day event hosted each year at a college campus to promote Christ-centered leadership, diversity, and equity in honor of the legacy of the late Rodney K. Sisco, '84.
The second annual Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Student’s Choice Award will be presented on Wednesday, February 5th in Edman Chapel at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
The following day will include panel discussions, a spoken word performance by Stevener Gaskin '18, and the musical, 1619: The Journey of a People, directed and produced by Ted Williams III. Other guests include V. Elizabeth Perkins, Pastor Chris Cannon, and Dr. Daniel Hill. These events are free and open to the public. View the full schedule of events below:
February 5, 2020
Edman Memorial Chapel, 10:40 - 11:40 a.m., Dr. Daniel Hill, Hebrews 12:1-13
Music by Pianist Huntley Brown and The Wheaton College Gospel Choir
The Second Annual Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Student's Choice Award Ceremony
Edman Memorial Chapel, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Keynote Speech: "A Prophet Without Honor" and Q & A Session
Edman Memorial Chapel
7:00 – 8:15 p.m., Dr. Bernice A. King
"Hard Questions, Heart Answers: Sermons and Speeches" Book Signing
Edman Memorial Chapel, 8:15 - 9:00 p.m., Dr. Bernice A. King
February 6, 2020
Inspiring the Good in Diverse Relationships
Coray Alumni Gymnasium, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., V. Elizabeth Perkins and Pastor Chris Cannon, John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation
The Biblical Vision for Kingdom DiversityPanel Discussion
Coray Alumni Gymnasium, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Right Words, Right Hearts, Right Actions: Framing the Narrative and Behaviors for Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion
Coray Alumni Gymnasium, 1:00- 2:00 p.m.
Arts in the Liberation Struggle Panel Discussion
Coray Alumni Gymnasium, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 - 6:30 p.m.
1619: The Journey of a People Musical Production
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., The Billy Graham Center, Barrows Auditorium
by Professor Ted Williams III
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