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2018 Blandy Lectures and Alumni Convocation

Nov 8 - Nov 10
Campus of Seminary of the Southwest


Seminary of the Southwest and the Southwest Alumni Association are honored to welcome Ray Suarez as the featured speaker for the 2018 Blandy Lecture and Alumni Convocation. Suarez is a respected journalist, most know for his work with Al Jazeera America and PBS Newshour, andis the current John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving media landscape, Suarez will deliver a candid and authoritative examination of society, politics and the broad impacts of America’s demographic shift to a “minority majority.”

The announced dates for the convocation are November 8-10, 2018.

The theme for this year’s continuing education portions of the convocation is Gender and Sexual Orientation in the 21st Century. Presenters will include The Rev. Sarah Knoll Sweeney, Sarah Kapostasy, and Dr. Scott Bayder-Saye.

Alumni should note that the dates of the Blandy Lectures and Alumni Convocation have been changed to coincide with the annual Polity Bowl on November 10. Plan on staying through Saturday and cheering on your fighting Thuribulls!

For more information, please contact Gaylen Mahoney, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, at gaylen.mahoney@ssw.edu or 512-472-4133 ext. 333.

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