[Blackstudies-l] Dr. Walter Cooper talk on Friday (Sept. 24) at 2:00 pm in the Doty Tower Room

Justin Behrend behrend at geneseo.edu
Fri Sep 24 09:50:40 EDT 2021


REMINDER. The Dr. Walter Cooper DEI talk is this afternoon. Please spread
the word. And I hope to see you all there.

Justin

On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 8:00 AM Justin Behrend <behrend at geneseo.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm happy to announce that Dr. Walter Cooper will give a talk this Friday
> at 2:00 pm on his life as a civil rights activist and research scientist.
> All students and staff are invited to attend.
>
> Dr. Cooper worked for many years as a research chemist at Eastman Kodak.
> He also held leadership roles with the NAACP, Urban League, and other
> organizations. In addition to his work for racial justice and equity in
> Rochester, he forged connections with Mali and championed disinvestment
> from South Africa's system of apartheid.
>
> Dr. Cooper has received many honors. SUNY Geneseo awarded him an honorary
> Doctor of Humane Letters in 2005. He served as a Regent for the State of
> New York. And Rochester City School number 10 is named in his honor (the
> Dr. Walter Cooper Academy).
>
> Please join us to hear more about his amazing life at a 2:00 pm talk. At
> 3:00 pm, Dr. Cooper will be available for conversation at an informal
> mixer.
>
> All the best,
> --
> Justin Behrend, Ph.D.
> Professor and Chair of the History Department
> SUNY Geneseo
>


-- 
Justin Behrend, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the History Department
SUNY Geneseo
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