Q Union presents Healing Our Divided Nation
Q Union: Healing our divided nation
The purpose of Q Union is to "equip college students to engage in our cultural moment."
Q Union brings the Q experience to universities around the nation by teaming up with campus leaders for a unique evening that combines nationally broadcasted talks with curated live presentations from three Samford students. Through working alongside the Q Team, students will be equipped to discuss the most important issues of our cultural moment. You will be participating in this evening connected together with thousands of students across the nation.
The theme of the evening is "Healing Our Divided Nation" and the nationally broadcast talks are outlined below.
DAVID BROOKS Cultivating Virtue In The Celebrity Age
David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He teaches at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the bestselling author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense. He has three children and lives in Maryland.
KARA POWELL Confronting Our Technology Addiction
Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is an author of numerous books including Growing Young and Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager in a Digital Media World. Coinciding with her extensive research, focus groups, interviews and observations on the effects technology has on this generation, Kara has also done extensive work and analysis of how technology affects human relationships.
PROPAGANDA Title TBD
Jason Petty, also known as Propaganda, is a Los Angeles-based hip-hop and spoken word artist who aims to communicate in any creative form possible. He’s an intellectual, a poet, political activist, academic & emcee with degrees in illustration & intercultural studies in addition to songs that have landed on Billboard's Top Christian, Top Gospel, and Rap music charts. Growing up black in a mexican neighborhood and later a suburban all-white neighborhood, he is armed with a bold message of alliance and has assembled a body of work that both challenges & reaches across the spectrum of pop culture. Propaganda is an advocate for the value of human life and seeks to empower people through art and social justice.
E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. This event is FREE and open to all current, Samford students.