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Not Another Statistic Conference to be Held at Mount Union November 6-7

October 27, 2009

The 2nd annual Not Another Statistic Conference will be held on Friday, November 6 through Saturday, November 7 at Mount Union College.

The 2009 conference, “Manifesting the Inner You” is co-sponsored by Mount Union College’s Black Student Union and Baldwin-Wallace College’s Black Student Alliance. The event will be of particular interest to American students of color and other students who are interested in diversity issues, multicultural motivation and intercultural communication skills. The conference promotes diversity from the broadest perspective.  

On Friday, a fireside chat will be held at 8 p.m. in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Immediately following the chat, individuals will have the opportunity to go bowling at Super Bowl of Alliance.

Workshops will begin on Saturday, November 7 in Bracy Hall. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and workshop sessions will be held throughout the day until 5:30 p.m.
Some of the workshops include “Building My Legacy: Mentorship,” “The Gap of People of Color and the Gay Community,” “Hip Hop Activism and Actualization,” “The Skill of Code Switching: Do you have it?” and “Next Step, College Grad… What now?”


Basheer Jones, Cleveland radio personality, motivational speaker and political activist, will also serve as the keynote speaker. Jones is host of the Cleveland morning show, Basheer Jones and Company, that airs on News Talk 1490 AM.

He is actively involved in the Cleveland community, serving as a member of B.R.I.C.K (Brotherhood, Respect, Intelligence, Conduct, and Knowledge) community service group, a committee member of Spiritual Affairs for the Student Government Association and as Public Relations Director for Muslim Student Association. He recently released his second CD, I’ll Speak 4 Change.

Jones has traveled internationally speaking and reciting his poetry, performing at places such as the Apollo theatre and Emory University. His poetry has won countless awards and has been featured in Essence Magazine, The Cleveland Call, Post and Plain Dealer Newspapers and on numerous radio stations across the nation. Jones has been named one of Cleveland State University’s Great African American Men and Cleveland Life Magazine’s Twenty-Five Leaders of Tomorrow.

The cost is $30 per person and the deadline is Friday, October 30. Students are encouraged to wear professional attire. For more information about the conference, contact Alfred Wilson at wilsonad@mountunion.edu.

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