September 13, 2018

Derrick R. Brooms, photo by Patrick Caven Brown Derrick R. Brooms, photo by Patrick Caven BrownSusquehanna University’s programming surrounding this year’s annual theme of resilience continues with Derrick R. Brooms, Ph.D., who will deliver a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Weber Chapel Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Brooms is an associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati. He will discuss resilience and Being Black, Being Male on Campus: Understanding and Confronting the Black Male Collegiate Experiences, his 2017 book.

Each year, Susquehanna chooses a theme around which the common reading for incoming first-year students is designed. Events throughout the academic year will reflect on resilient people and systems, allowing the university community to examine the characteristics that lead to resilience.

Brooms’ lecture is the second of four during the fall semester that focus on resilience. The remaining are:

Martín Espada, J.D.
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018-7:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Espada is a poet, editor, essayist and translator. He is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Espada has published nearly 20 books. His latest collection of poems is Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.

Rob Babcock
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018-6 p.m.
Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms 3-5
Babcock is the Dorothy Weyer Creigh distinguished professor of history at Hastings College, Nebraska, where he has taught European history, Latin and Russian since 1992. His lecture is titled, Cossack Rebellions and the Resilience of the Russian State.