Merrick Hall | Room 301

Nina Turner, groundbreaking Ohio politician and former co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, will present Ohio Wesleyan’s 2022-2023 Butler A. Jones Lecture on Race and Society.

Turner made history in 2005 as the first African American woman to represent Ward 1 on the Cleveland City Council, and again in 2008 as the first African American woman to serve as a state senator in Ohio’s 25th District.

Turner will speak in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

The Butler A. Jones Lecture was established in 1995 in honor of Jones, Ph.D., a former university professor. In contributing to the quest for equality among races, Jones submitted 10 briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving equal treatment of all citizens.

The annual lecture is organized by OWU’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Social Justice Program.  Admission is free.

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