Bridging the Racial Divide Residence Life Spring Seminar Series

Professional and Student Residence Life Staff gather together in Anderson Hall on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, for the first Session in the Spring Training Seminar Series on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. The first session entitled Bridging the Racial Divide was headed by Dr. Otis Pickett and Justin Jones-Fosu both residents of Clinton, Mississippi passionate about making interracial connections and overcoming racial tensions.

Otis Pickett and Justin Jones-Fosu speakers at the Spring Seminar Session Bridging the Racial Divide pause for a photograph in Anderson Hall, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. Pickett and Jones-Fosu have partnered together to give views from both sides of the racial line and pointers on how to move past the past without disregarding it.
Residence Life Staff from all areas on campus, Freshmen, Upperclassmen, and the Apartments all gather in Anderson hall conference Center, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi College, on Sunday, February 26th, 2017, to hear about Racial Reconciliation.
Professional Residence Life Staff (pictured left to right) Nicole Hiratuka-Assistant Area Coordinator of University Place, Mike Jones-Assistant Area Coordinator for Ratliff (with son), Julie Kerr-Assistant Director of Residence Life, and Kelsey Cutright-Assistant Area Coordinator for College Plaza get together for a snapshot before attending the Spring Seminar Bridging the Racial Divide in Anderson Hall, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi on Sunday, February 26th, 2017.
Professional Staff Member Alister Englehart-Area Coordinator for Hederman, Gunter, and Mary Nelson Residence Halls, introduces the speakers for the first session of the Residence Life Spring Seminar series in Anderson Hall, Mississippi College on Sunday, February 26th, 2017.
Justin Jones-Fosu and Dr. Otis Picket III stand and wait to be introduced as key note speakers at Bridging the Racial Divide Seminar in Anderson Hall at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. Dr. Pickett is a Professor at Mississippi College in the Department of History. Justin Jones-Fosu is the President/Chief Inspirational Officer for Justin Inspires International, LLC.
Dr. Pickett answers a question submitted via text during the Q&A portion of the Seminar in Anderson Hall at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi on Sunday, February 26th, 2017.
(Left to right) Speakers Justin Jones-Fosu, Otis Pickett III, Pro Staff Members: Alister Englehart, and Assistant-Area Coordinator Joe Thomas convene after the conclusion of the main session of the seminar to talk about break out groups in Anderson Hall, Mississippi College on Sunday, February 26th, 2017.
Resident Assistants from the Freshman Area circle up to have a debrief session with Dr. Otis Pickett following the conclusion of the main session of the Bridging the Racial Divide Seminar in Anderson Hall at Mississippi College on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. Dr.Pickett took questions from and expanded on topics mentioned in the main session, he also commended those of the Resident Assistant's generation on doing their best to overcome racial tensions.
Seth Reeks Resident Assistant in Whittington Hall thanks Dr. Pickett for coming to speak at the Spring Seminar in Anderson Hall at Mississippi College in Sunday, February 26th, 2017. Also pictured from left to right: Ben Stovall-RA, Whittington Hall, Benjamin Fairchild-RA, Whittington Hall, Seth Reeks, Otis Pickett III, Samantha Montgomery-RA, New Women's Residence Hall East and Service Dog Sophia Loryn other wise affectionately known as Sophie. Dr. Pickett mentioned in the breakout session that he was very distracted because all he wanted to do was pet Sophie.
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