this morning, lisa a. kirby, an assistant professor of english, shared news about some september project events being organized at north carolina wesleyan college. their events, centered around the theme of religious understanding, diversity, and tolerance, will take place on campus at elizabeth braswell pearsall library. as lisa noted on the september project listserv:
As part of that theme, we have several activities planned. Along with an exhibit in the library and a common, campus-wide reading, we will also be hosting a guest speaker. On Tuesday, September 11, at 4:30 pm, Dr. Umesh Gulati will give a talk, titled “Democratic Reconstruction of Religions and World Peace.” Dr. Gulati is a scholar of religious studies and cross-cultural awareness, and North Carolina Wesleyan College is proud to bring him to campus with the support of the North Carolina Humanities Council.
it’s exciting to see colleges collaborating with state humanities councils to organize such interesting and timely events!
update: we recently heard from lisa kirby who notes: “North Carolina Wesleyan College participated in The September Project for the first time this year. We focused on the themes of religious understanding, diversity, and tolerance, and our participation included an exhibit in the library and a guest speaker, Dr. Umesh Gulati, who delivered a talk on September 11 titled “Democratic Reconstruction of Religions and World Peace.” Dr. Gulati’s presentation was supported in part by the North Carolina Humanities Council.”
here’s some photos of the event and the library display.