Diverse Voices Series: Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El
Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El visits the College Thursday, Oct. 28, 7-8 pm, as the next Diverse Voices Series speaker. His presentation, Virtue for Value: Meaning-Making in the Political Space, will focus on the composition strategies of community organizing and political rhetoric to enact social change. The presentation, held in the College Atrium to the left of the main entrance, will also be shared via Zoom (link below).
This year, the Liberal Arts Department’s Diverse Voices Speaker Series focuses on composing culture — specifically, how artists use performance rhetoric to respond powerfully to the world around them. The act of performance is inherently imaginative, ephemeral, critical, and collaborative. The speakers come from a wide range of arts backgrounds and use performance composition strategically to instigate discourse and action.
Smith-Wade-El has served on Lancaster City Council since 2018. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, he is a grant writer/researcher and a board member of the Lancaster Branch NAACP, the Lancaster County Council of Churches (Lancaster County Food Hub), and Crispus Attucks Community Center, and member of Global Shapers and the Lancaster Young Professionals.
This presentation is open to the general public; masks are required. It also will live stream from 7-8 pm, on Zoom at https://bit.ly/PCADswe.
Photo credit: Michelle Johnson
Share this event with a friend