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September 27, 2022

Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues features Eric Dozier

Submitted by Aliah Mestrovich Seay

Eric Dozier, music educator, cultural activist and recording artist, will present the Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues, "Musical Journeys to Racial Justice," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union, and "Praise, Protest and Purpose: Music as Cultural Activism" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Douglass Activity Center, 925 Yuma St.

Please join us for a lecture and community-engaged event about creating an atmosphere of racial unity and justice in Manhattan. We invite you, your friends and your families to be part of the storytelling, song-making and frank and honest conversation with our distinguished speaker.

Dozier is coming from the Big Apple to the Little Apple to tell the story of racial healing and reconciliation through song. UFM Community Learning Center welcomes Dozier to explore racial dynamics in our families, public schools, higher education systems, community and the world.

Equal parts live performance, lecture and revival meeting, this Lou Douglas Lecture Series presentation is a unique way of experiencing the impact of music on American culture, identity and social progress.

Through his wealth of experience working with groups of all ages and his unique blend of down and dirty blues, socially conscious soul and spirit-fueled gospel music, Dozier takes the audience on a journey. He shines a light on the crossroads of music and American race relations by performing songs and discussing key musical figures and themes from the abolitionists, civil rights, labor and anti-war movements and other contemporary voices of change within the U.S. and internationally. By the end, participants should understand what it means to be an active and creative advocate of diversity and equity, imbued with a renewed sense of mission and commitment to showing the world what community sounds like.

For more information visit tryufm.org or contact UFM at info@tryufm.org. All Lou Douglas events are free, open to the public and kid-friendly.