Legendary civil rights activist and Republican mayor team up for health reform, kick off speaking tour at EMU

Civil rights activist Bob Zellner is at it again—working for justice and equality. Zellner, 77, was the first white southerner on staff of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)—the influential ... read more about Legendary civil rights activist and Republican mayor team up for health reform, kick off speaking tour at EMU

‘Rescuing Jesus’ author and journalist Deborah Jian Lee to speak about counter-cultures reclaiming evangelicalism

Journalist, radio producer, professor and author Deborah Jian Lee will visit Eastern Mennonite University on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  The 10 a.m. chapel in Lehman Auditorium and a 4 p.m. colloquium, ... read more about ‘Rescuing Jesus’ author and journalist Deborah Jian Lee to speak about counter-cultures reclaiming evangelicalism

At Selma in ’65 and again 50 years later: Civil rights activist Bob Zellner visits EMU for two lectures and time with students

Attacks, arrests, threats and the murders of his friends could not deter Bob Zellner, a white Southerner, from fighting for racial equality in the civil rights movement. The lifelong activist ... read more about At Selma in ’65 and again 50 years later: Civil rights activist Bob Zellner visits EMU for two lectures and time with students

Marching From the Margins: A perspective on the Women’s March on Washington as a radical Anabaptist womanist

Melody M. Pannell, assistant professor of social work at Eastern Mennonite University,  talks about marching with her family members from New York City, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and Harrisonburg, Virginia — "North, South, Liberal, Conservative, White and Black all marching together." ... read more about Marching From the Margins: A perspective on the Women’s March on Washington as a radical Anabaptist womanist from Mennonite Church USA

Young black girls show effects of racism, sexism and historical trauma, writes social work professor Melody M. Pannell

Professor Melody M. Pannell shares experiences in researching the effects of racism and sexism, as well as historical trauma, on the mental health of young black girls in this article for the magazine of Mennonite Women USA.     ... read more about Young black girls show effects of racism, sexism and historical trauma, writes social work professor Melody M. Pannell from Timbrel