NW-SCC Phi Theta Kappa to hold Honors Forum on Civil Rights


RUSSELLVILLE, ALA. — The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host an Honors Forum: A New Era of Civil Rights: How We Remember the Past, Shapes the Future, December 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the A.W. Todd Center in Russellville, Ala.

Each year Phi Theta Kappa focuses on a central honors study topic. This year’s topic is, How the World Works: Global Perspectives.

The 2016 public forum will explore the collective impact of news reporting, films, literature, and public memorials on the way the Civil Rights Movement is remembered. The panel will discuss the way these influences can shape public perception and policies.

The panelists are Kenneth Brackins, Psychology Instructor at NW-SCC; Reverend Charles Dale, Community Organizer, St. Paul’s CME; Michael McClung, English Instructor at NW-SCC; and John Pilati, owner of the Franklin County Free Press and WGOL radio station.

According to Pam Peters, advisor for the Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the forum is exciting for the Phi Theta Kappa officers. “We are very excited about this forum,” said Peters. “Our officers chose the topic and we hope that it will have a positive impact on our community.”

There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.

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