Rollins to Host Conference as Part of Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Poet and activist Sonia Sanchez, along with other venerable voices, continue the important discussion of the issues and concerns facing communities of color.

As part of the 29th annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, Rollins will host a one-day on-campus conference, Communities Conference II: Civic Conversations Continue, on Thursday, January 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A continuation of last year’s conversation, the conference will explore issues concerning 21st-century American life in communities of color. The opening plenary session at 8:30 a.m. will feature President Grant Cornwell and poet and activist Sonia Sanchez. Breakout sessions, panels and other presentations will be held throughout the day, and the evening will conclude with Marching Forward: A Film and Collaboration between Jones High School Museum and the University of Central Florida.

Conference registration and additional details are available on the Zora Festival website. The entire Zora Festival is held January 20-28 and includes an Outdoor Festival of the Arts.