Wanda's Picks Radio Friday, February 28, 2014
Auntie Frances Moore speaks about her third annual program at the 61st; Adeline--Triangular Park in Oakland, March 23, 1-5 p.m.;
Emily Pilloton, Designer, Activist, Founder of Proj. H Design; subject in, If You Build It, dir. Patrick Credon;
Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., President of Morehouse College speaks about interrupting or dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline for African American Men: As an advocate for the intrinsic value of education for all, Dr. Wilson Jr. has dedicated more than 25 years to the advancement of socially conscious and purposeful education; student success; and the good that comes from a college education.
As a scholar, an educator, a consultant, a strategist and a fundraiser, he has moved universities and organizations forward with his efforts and vision. In January 2013, Dr. Wilson took office as the 11th president of Morehouse College, the nations’ only private, liberal arts institution dedicated to the education of African American males. Prior to that position, Dr. Wilson was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a position he held since 2009.
He attended Morehouse College, the alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979. Dr. Wilson continued his education at Harvard University, where he earned two master’s degrees in theological studies and education, as well as a doctorate in education, with a focus on administration, planning and social policy.