The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture Series is a partnership between WFSK JAZZY88 and the Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore which began in August 2007. Our purpose is to encourage and empower community advocates, educators and grass-roots volunteers to promote positive behavior & human development. Our lectures series serves as a model for business and non-profit entities to work together toward a common shared goal.
The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture Series speakers have been:
August 11, 2007 - Steve Perry an innovative educator, author and speaker. Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Perry's presentation was on his book Man Up! Nobody's Coming to Save Us.
September 2, 2014 - Umar Johnson Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist, speaker and author
August 27, 2015 - Frances Cress Welsing, a renowned psychiatrist and author of the seminal 1991 work The Isis (Yssis) Papers: The Keys to the Colors lectured on the system of white supremacy and racism to a packed house for her appearance. Dr. Cress-Welsing passed away on January 2, 2016.
September 29, 2016 - Dr. Claud Anderson is this years speaker.
Advance tickets for this years event are available at Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore at 28th & Jefferson Street, call 615-321-4111 or at eventbrite.com.