Date: March 5, 2013
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC Diversity Brownbag Series Studies Roberto Clemente
Purdue University North Central will continue its Diversity Brownbag Series on March 27 with a presentation on baseball player Roberto Clemente and the immense impact he had during his life and how that continues 40 years following his death.
The program will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 170A, located just off the PNC cafeteria. It is free and open to the public and guests may bring their lunch. Varying opinions are welcome.
The Brownbag Series features PNC faculty, staff and community members leading programs that center on the topic of “diversity.” The seminars vary in style and subject, but all share the intent of presenting topics and issues that can contribute to the development of a tolerant, inclusive campus and community cultural practices. Some presenters feature short film clips or interactive pieces that will stimulate conversation and discussion; others will present ideas for open dialogue and sharing of views and experiences.
The Brownbag Series is coordinated by Bob Mellin, continuing lecturer of English.
Dr. Kenneth Kincaid, PNC assistant professor of History, will discuss Clemente’s life, his accomplishments and his legacy. In particular, the presentation will reflect on his social activism, especially as it related to humanitarian causes and race relations. Clemente died 40 years ago, in a plane crash on Dec. 31, 1972 while delivering relief supplied to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Kincaid will explore how Clemente's iconic stature has not only persevered over the years, but in many ways continues to grow in the United States and Latin America.
Further information about the series can be obtained by contacting Mellin at 785-5200, ext. 5215 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations may contact Mellin.