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People of color have good reasons for viewing police as racist, law as arbitrary, says University of Kansas expert

The reasons and ways in which police stop and investigate citizens indicate a racial hierarchy, argued Charles R. Epp in a lecture coinciding with Black History Month at Eastern Mennonite University. Given as one of the Albert Keim History Lecture Series, Epp’s talk centered around his co-written book Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship. Epp and his c ...More


EMU Celebrates Black History Month

Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) office of multicultural services and the Black Student Union are hosting several events to honor the history and heritage of African-Americans during “Black History Month.” Activities opened on Friday, Feb. 3, with a university chapel presentation by Luke Ha ...More

Dialogue on Race and Diversity chapel

EMU Grads Honor Classmate, Desegregation During Black History Month

Jay B. Landis never thought the 1954 class song he co-wrote would be performed after its debut at that year’s commencement ceremony at Eastern Mennonite University. But on Friday, 57 years after graduation, Landis and five classmates stood in the same Lehman Auditorium on the campus of EMU singing that same tune. The group of mostly retired EMU professors sang in honor of th ...More

Evening of Spirituals Scheduled

“Anthony (Tony) Brown, baritone Anthony (Tony) Brown, artist-in-residence at Hesston College, Hesston, Kan., will present a concert 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite ...More

‘Black History Month’ Opens on Campus

Angie B. Williams Eastern Mennonite University will launch February “Black History Month” activities with a presentation by local author and speaker Angie B. Wil ...More

EMU Offers ‘Taste’ of Gospel Music

"Unconditional," a gospel music group from New York City, will perform at a "Soul Food Cafe" 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University. The concer ...More

EMU Hosts Fifth Gospel Music ‘Extravaganza’

The fifth annual Gospel Music Extravaganza will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Area church and university gospel choirs – including the Northeast Community Choir, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Men of Zion, Lisa Henderson, EMU Gospel Choir, J.C. Motion from JMU – and others, will present worship and praise music. ...More