Angela Harrelson recap
Erienne Fawcett, coordinator of Gender and Sexuality, led a moving discussion last week about Angela’s experiences as a Black woman and how Perry’s death (aka George Floyd) can serve as a positive means to encourage others to be racial justice activists. Attendance exceeded 130 with a book signing and meet and greet held after the discussion, where she connected with campus and community members, signed books and posters, and posed for pictures. Her visit had a lot of media interest, with stories noted below.
During her campus visit, Angela met with Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Frank King and ODI staff during a feedback and leadership input discussion strategizing the best way to develop global transformative students. She also had the opportunity to connect through storytelling and visited with a few young professional women about the joys and hurdles of being a woman in the working world.
She told Erienne, “MSUM was so accommodating and felt like the ODI staff was family; she felt ‘at home’ at MSUM.”
- WDAY TV & Inforum – George Floyd’s aunt talks about racism and police reform at MSUM
- KVRR TV – Angela Harrelson shares how her nephew George Floyd’s death changed the world
- KFGO Radio – News & Views with Joel Heitkamp