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Description of the video:welcome everyone thank you for joining us uh virtually for this a great event i'm ecstatic to be here today for the ribbon cutting of iu northwest's newest innovation space the academic media production space or amp for short for those who may be familiar with my background i've been very fortunate in my career to help develop numerous academics based innovation centers whether they be tech incubators maker spaces or genomic centers i personally experienced how an innovation space can advance faculty research scholarship performing creative arts and teaching while also becoming a hub of expertise and experiential learning that can benefit students and the community i have no doubt that this will be the same trajectory of the academic media production space as iu northwest is already a leader in online education allowing us to excel during this period of increased remote learning the amp space will now provide our faculty even greater cutting edge technology to create broadcast quality high definition videos presentations and other video aids to enhance both online and in-person instruction with the talent we have here and we have a lot i'm confident we'll eventually evolve into the place that everyone in northwest indiana will come to learn about transformative innovation and instruction there's a phrase i often use which is uh skin in the game it eludes the act of putting something of yourself whether it be resources time effort sweat yes and maybe even tears into a project or initiative to evidence true commitment there are a number of individuals and entities who indeed had skin in the game whose commitment created this new amp space including chris foley and the iu online team julie johnston james magooky and the iu learning spaces team chris young tamika white and our sister team nick ray aaron vigors and the euitz philemon yeah bay iupoi's michael jaziak and mike anthony gary greiner and the facilities team jerry pat and her advancement and external relations team ed marisa nicki beck and emily and of course executive vice chancellor foreign affairs vicki roman lagunas whose great leadership and vision led us to today's important milestone occasion so on behalf of the students faculty and staff of iu northwest thank you all i would like to now ask vicki to come to the podium [Music] thank you chancelloriwama for this introduction and for your tireless support as we prepare to open this fabulous space as chancellor iwama mentioned this was a multi-team partnership and for that i would like to extend my sincere thanks to chris young the director of pistol and tamika white and the other staff in the system office to gary griner and his facilities team to nick ray aaron piggers and the ux team chris foley the associate vice president for university academic affairs and the director of the office of online education james maguki the manager collaborate of collaboration technologies and classroom support and the entire iu online team for their funding and their support this new very innovative space was created and designed with faculty needs and creative ideas in mind the sistel amp space will provide enhanced technology to aid faculty in the development of top-notch virtual and face-to-face instruction they will connect with their students engage them and even better in more effective ways than they have already done faculty will receive technical consultation and be guided with best practices for self recording custom animation video content creation kaltura interactive video for creating choose your own adventure videos and so much more because faculty receive the support iu northwest students will experience the high quality teaching that iu northwest is known for they will continue to thrive in the end this space will benefit the entire indiana university northwest community the innovation center is located in the system spaces of the library conference center in room 333 now i'd like to introduce chris foley the associate vice president for the university academic affairs and director of the office of online education thank you very much chris thank you vice chancellor roman lagunas and hello everybody and greetings from bloomington i'm sorry i can't be there with you in person today um but it's a pleasure to join you today virtually for the opening of this uh academic media production space at iu northwest iu has a long history of delivering online coursework it goes back to as far as we can count back into the 80s and it goes well and that's well beyond the creation of the office that i have the pleasure of guiding here at iu um but now we've come a long way we now have over 170 online programs and iu northwest plays an increasingly key role in leading many of them and so it's very fitting that we see this new addition to the opportunity that faculty and students will have at iu northwest to deliver online coursework moreover elements of digital education like high quality video instruction and what you can do with it and you will see a little bit of that later on i believe and you've already seen some of it already are important to more and more courses at iu and this benefits all students not just those in online programs at iu online education has a key role in supporting student success and increasing access to higher education two goals that i know are strongly embraced at iu northwest the amp space represents a strong commitment that iu northwest and iu have to investing in quality instruction and to making it available regardless of whether a student can come to a physical classroom or not we can now enable our outstanding faculty to share their knowledge and work with students in ways that will be more engaging to help them learn course material and enjoy their learning experience quite frankly we believe the amp space along with other initiatives at iu northwest is making the campus the region's most sophisticated provider of in-person hybrid and online degree and certificate programs finally this space isn't just a response to the current pandemic planning for this space was well in place before 2020 and it but it couldn't come at a better time in my opinion we've learned a lot over the past year the amp space will be essential to continuing the great work we've already been doing at iu northwest and across all of iu now i'd like to introduce james mcgooky the manager for collaborative technologies and classroom supported iu and one of the key individuals in making the amp space a reality james thank you chris and thanks again for your vision and support for this academic media production space i'd like to take an opportunity to show you some examples for why you might use this academic media production space for your class this first is a demonstration of equipment and techniques that might be difficult to show in a classroom or remotely to your students secondly uh we've got a green screen or chroma key effect uh this time with a powerpoint slide in the background but this could be any image or any video that you can imagine and lastly we have the learning glass also known as the light board that allows you to maintain eye contact with the camera while drawing equations charts or other illustrations over the last five years we've had the opportunity to work with faculty from all over the world including those that are physically in the media production space and those that are remote we've used technology as simple as a pen to hollywood-style virtual sets to transport us to far away lands we have at our disposal tools such as kaltura path for choose your own adventure videos as well as engaging video quizzes these technologies are here today and ready for your class we've taken these successes at the iu bloomington and iupui media production spaces to create a full-featured high quality and inviting facility at iu northwest along with the other studios at the other campuses we're creating a community of excellence for the creation of engaging online video content i do want to take just a second here and thank michael jaziak and mike anthony for getting the technology set up and up and running in this space and working with tamika and chris and others at the campus to get this working now i'd like to introduce chris young assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and the director for the center for innovation and scholarship in teaching and learning thank you james you're excited about this innovative state-of-the-art technology studio space that will ultimately help students achieve learning outcomes it is another example of indiana university's commitment to innovative and creative teaching and through this innovation and creativity student success we have a well-trained and enthusiastic team ready to help you learn more about the capabilities and envision how this technology can propel your teaching in the video you were able to see some of those capabilities such as combining effects picture-in-picture and of course the light board also known as the learning glass we believe the existence of this studio provides the opportunity to re-imagine how we teach our courses and by doing so to re-energize teaching and learning we welcome you to make an appointment with tameka white systol's program coordinator to try out the equipment and imagine the possibilities for your classes thank you all for attending whether you joined us in person or virtually and again special thanks to iu online iu northwest office of academic affairs especially executive vice chancellor vicki romano gunas who's been a steadfast champion of teaching and learning chancellor obama and the chancellor's office facilities uits especially nick ray paul sharp erin fergurz and his team and finally professor harold olivi and to make a white for the recorded demonstration so now let's make it official and cut the ribbon okay so the first mistake somebody handed me [Laughter] so i'm going to be very careful with my colleagues next to me and see if i can do these very sharp scissors in a way that there you go i'm going to ask uh now i think i'm going to invite the audience in just to get a kind of initial glimpse of uh of what has been uh built here uh with this amp studio so without further ado i thank everyone for being here today i really do appreciate it you know taking time out of your day but uh this is this is a monumental uh effort uh again with iu and iu northwest uh advancing technology uh right here in the northwest region so come on in cannot hear you now thank you yes okay
Description of the video:[Music] greetings everyone i am sharon johnson shirley chair of the indiana university northwest board of advisors and i'd like to take this time to thank you for joining our special evening even though it's unconventional sit back relax and enjoy the celebration will you please help me in welcoming jerry pat gabert vice chancellor of the university advancement and external affairs jerry please join me on the platform thank you everyone enjoy your evening thank you sharon for the introduction and to all of you thank you for joining us at this year's 2020 chancellor's medallion celebration although we are unable to be together physically and in the same room the meaning and focus of this event of celebrating student success is still very much the same and very much alive and this is in large part because of you because of your support and philanthropy to our students we are so grateful to the 2020 chancellor's medallion sponsors for their continued belief in the mission of indiana university northwest and your willingness to continue to provide scholarship dollars to our students a much needed resource to support the goals and aspirations of achieving a college degree to be honest this year's celebration while different it is still so special and truly has an even greater and more significant meaning today is all about our students their drive persistence and determination to better themselves our students dreams optimism and ambitions did not stop because of covid actually just the opposite someone very familiar with this reality because he lives it each and every day is associate professor of theater mark baer mark was elected faculty organization president this past spring one week prior to the pandemic so that you too could have a glimpse into the lives of our students we asked mark to create a short theatrical performance for us in the video that follows mark reads and the voices of his students a collection of messages he's personally received from his students first-year students during the semester as you listen to the students stories i encourage you to look beyond the many obstacles that they are facing and to hear their incredible resilience determination and tenacity hello professor bear i appreciate your concern i believe that i am doing okay but i had a death in my family two weeks ago and it has been negatively affecting my mental state i apologize for my lack of attendance and i plan on being in class Wednesday there is so much going on right now and it is making everything very difficult but i'll figure figured out thank you for reaching out to me i'll i'll see you Wednesday professor bear i had to call off work indefinitely because of coven 19. three households in my family have confirmed cases and few people wear their masks properly at my work my mom is anxious enough because of my family i don't want to make it worse everything i have saved up has to go to repairing my car and paying college fees i was wondering if you knew anyone hiring for distance work everywhere i've looked requires experience i don't have if you don't know anyone looking it's okay but i would appreciate any nudge in the right direction you could give me hi i'm sorry for not coming in on monday it was just overall not a good day i recently just got a job and so that has been a lot of stress on top of my schoolwork it was one of the only days off that i had and i needed to take the day and get some stuff figured out and i had to go grocery shopping for my family i know that is not a really good excuse i know i should have come to class i debated a lot on if i should have went or not i'm going to be honest with you because i don't want you to think i'm just lacking sometimes it's hard for me to come to class i live an hour away so sometimes it is hard for me to make it to class i drop my sister off at school at six a.m then i come to class then i go to pick her up from school and i have a job if after that my mom my mom passed away a year ago in september and my dad works from 5 a.m to 9 00 p.m every day so i am the one who takes care of my sister it has been hard for me to find the motivation to do anything i am trying my best to stay focused and organized and when my mom passed my anxiety shot through the roof and it is getting better now but i am telling you this because i know i am not very talkative in class but that is the reason why this is also new to me and i have to do it mostly alone my dad will not help me with anything and i'm really sorry for not coming to class monday but i will make sure that i am present on Wednesday this is my response thank you again for writing me i'm in tears reading this again i am so inspired by the responsibilities you are taking on for your family and the efforts you are making to rise to the challenge of earning a degree let me tell you i believe you have come to the right school and that you can succeed here i can't know the pain and challenges of your life i do understand what it's like to lose someone and be left alone and in charge when i was 13 my grandmother died of colon cancer she was the main breadwinner in my household at the time as my mother and father were divorced and both lived far away during the months leading up to her death i remember feeling numb and hopeless at times i honestly don't know how we made it i am so sorry for what you are having to carry i believe you can make it as i did and that you will discover more strength and ability in yourself than you ever knew was there please let me know if there's anything i can do to help sincerely hey professor i just wanted to make sure you're doing okay since last since class was canceled i also wanted to make sure that quiz 3 was the one due tonight i didn't want to do it and it'd be the wrong quiz just let me know it's so much easier now that i have the book for myself laugh emoji thanks for everything see you Wednesday last year about two-thirds of our first-time full-time freshmen returned for a second year despite the challenges of the pandemic this number may not seem remarkable until you consider each student's story as an individual the resilience displayed by our students gets me out of bed every morning thank you so much for your support of iu northwest students at this crucial time i wish you health and happiness thank you mark for sharing those very powerful and personal stories with us the student stories mention the hardship late nights and significant balancing acts that our students face every day and despite the challenges our students have faced in the last few months you also heard messages of care and hope dedication and most of all perseverance as they remain committed to their goal of earning a college degree in most cases our students continued commitment to their pursuit of an iu degree is due to their own sheer will and determination but also because of the care concern and commitment of our dedicated faculty and staff in which i'm so proud to be a part of the redhawk family today you'll also hear messages firsthand from three amazing iu northwest students who are also this year's 2020 chancellor's medallion student scholarship recipients your support of this event is the very reason these students are able to share their story as a hundred percent of the proceeds from this annual event fund their scholarship you'll also hear from our new chancellor ken owama and john applegate executive vice president for university academic affairs at iu and it is always a special occasion when iu president michael mcrobbie is able to join us and now to the moment we always look forward to hearing directly from our students it is now my pleasure to introduce you to chanel watkins a 2020 chancellor's medallion scholarship recipient chanelle is likely not an unfamiliar face as she's been a recipient of this scholarship for the last three years we are excited to once again award her this scholarship a testament that over the last few years she has done exactly what she promised to do work hard and earn her indiana university degree we applaud her efforts and give her early congratulations as she is set to graduate in the spring of 2021 today i invite you to get to know chanel and all of our students a little bit better and consider how you can be a part of their success story your past contributions to our campus and this event specifically have helped our students earn a college degree you are the reason dreams continue to stay alive and to be honest you're the reason why events just like this one continue to happen without a doubt chanel tells her story the very best so now it is my honor to hand the program over to chanel thank you hello everyone my name is chanelle watkins i'm from gary indiana and i'm a senior majoring in nursing so i transferred to iun a couple years ago the university that i went to previously was very big and i don't think it was the best option for me as far as what my learning style is i need a much smaller more intimate uh type of environment to be successful with my learning and i definitely got that here at iun um during this pandemic at the start it was very hard to transition to online as nursing students we do a lot of direct patient care and our skills are very hands-on so transitioning to online simulations and online work was kind of hard um but i think structuring my day and doing daily work like school work goals definitely helped provide structure and helped me thrive in my academics um before i had this scholarship it was very stressful trying to fit in work studying and going to class um i felt like if i didn't neglect one then the others didn't get done and it's it's not a good option to neglect school work because it's so easy to fall behind and i think that this scholarship definitely alleviated a stress for me in the future i would like to work as a nurse on a labor and delivery unit um i'm very passionate about women's health um here in indiana we have a very high maternal mortality rate and an infant mortality rate so working on a unit like that will give me some kind of chance to kind of turn some of that around see what we can fix here um and things like that again i want to say i'm very thankful for this scholarship and all the opportunities that it has given me thank you so much thank you chanel for sharing your story with us i'm kendall walma chancellor of indiana university northwest welcome to the chancellor's medallion event where each year we celebrate iu northwest's noble mission of changing lives by honoring our remarkable students represented tonight for our 2020 chancellor's medallion student scholarship recipients chanelle watkins whom you just met and leslie estrada and jared tomac whom you'll be meeting very shortly i'm speaking to you socially distanced and isolated from the rooftop of the library i wanted to start my remarks from a point of inspiration and being able to look across our beautiful campus and beyond to surrounding northwest indiana does indeed lift the soul however it's getting a little cold up here so if you allow me i'm going to carry this inspiration inside to finish my remarks thank you and i truly hope to make it through my first indiana winter looking out into the horizon also stirred reflection of my journey here over the summer with my wife joanne the students faculty staff bill and pamela lowe our board of advisors alumni association and the northwest indiana community have welcomed us with open arms albeit with masks on and no actual physical contact but we will never forget your overwhelming kindness to two strangers from the northeast in fact because of you my transition has been remarkably quick and effective from the jersey shore to the dunes and shores of lake michigan from the new york jets to the chicago bears and frankly if you've been following the jets the last couple years that was a welcome change from new york style pizza well haven't quite made that transition yet but i have faith that i will and finally from jersey guy to hoosier and red hawk iu northwest is my new home and in just four short months i have already experienced first hand some of the things that make us advantageously unique that make us great the depth of excellence of faculty research scholarship performing in creative arts the nurturing power of our faculty and connecting this academic energy to their students the persistence of our accomplished and diverse students driven by the dream of changing their lives our critical role as an anchor institution for northwest indiana illustrated in part by a significant economic impact in our communities something that president mcrobbie will be speaking about in more detail shortly and finally the unmitigated love and devotion our alumni have for our institution this is the foundational strength of our home from which our future can and will rise of course this is not exactly how i envisioned my first chancellor's medallion event but i don't lament what could have been instead we celebrate another first together our first virtual celebration this is not feigned optimism what we are doing here today is essentially what our students have been doing since last spring confronting a global pandemic social unrest new ways of learning isolation and yes even fear but then pivoting adapting persevering and ultimately doing their best to thrive in their own way and they have had help from you iu northwest has been very fortunate over the years to have benefited from levels of philanthropic support that have allowed us to be recognized and distinctive in our region and among iu campuses in the last 24 years 30 great friends of iu northwest have been recognized for their support with the chancellor's medallion award the highest honor that i as chancellor can present let me once again honor these extraordinary recipients by sharing their names with you now your engagement is more important than ever to students like chanel leslie and jared here tonight and to many others who with your help can keep pivoting adapting persevering and striving to graduation and lifelong success please consider making a gift in support of student scholarships by visiting front iun.edu medallion while we will continue to award the chancellor's medallion in the future today we're going to do something a little different and hopefully very special this past spring and summer we transition to full remote learning with all the work and preparation that such a an immediate and massive transition entails then we return this fall to open our campus and offer in-person classes embarking on another equally immense and complicated transition to make sure the health and safety of our students and our community could be maintained through social distancing mass wearing testing and so much more our success our students success through it all has been nothing short of miraculous and that is due to the faculty and staff of iu northwest they have gone above and beyond any call to duty demonstrating an unprecedented level of strength and resilience to meet the challenge of our time head on so to our faculty and staff to commemorate your outstanding performance innovative contributions tireless effort and exceptional teamwork to support our students you will be receiving this special lapel pin we will also be giving this pin to other individuals and groups in recognition of their contributions please wear it as a symbol of how we will remain iu strong in our commitment to the noble mission of iu northwest why do i remain so confident about a future just look who is here to support us today president mcrobbie executive vice president applegate our faculty our staff our students our board of advisors our alumni and so many others this chancellor's medallion celebrations symbolizes the meaning behind the phrase we have been saying to ourselves and to each other at iu northwest over and over again it has allowed us during a precarious and uncertain moment to ascend as an academic institution that phrase we are in this together thank you and now is my great pleasure to ask leslie estrada the second chancellor's medallion student scholarship recipient to join us hello everyone my name is leslie estrada i'm from sauk village illinois this is my second year at iun and i'm also a nursing major so a little bit about my college experience prior to coming to iun i was enrolled at a community college i decided to look for a school that had a bachelor's program in nursing so i had a good friend actually who referred me to the school she goes hey i'm going to see iun whether a tour do you want to come along so i decided to tag along with her and as soon as i stepped on campus everyone was super welcoming and supportive from the staff to the students it was all really great to step on a campus and just feel welcome especially being a transfer student so coming to iun has definitely put me one step closer in my goals and dreams driving and trying to achieve your goals through this pandemic has definitely been hard but it hasn't been impossible either for me staying close to my family and friends during this during these hard times has been a big driving factor for me to become a better student and to become a better person so out of my immediate family i am one of the first to go to college both of my parents are immigrants from mexico and they've had little to nothing throughout their whole lives so if they've had to make us a lot of sacrifices in coming here especially not knowing the culture the language or any of that so they've definitely had to adapt both of my parents do not have an educational level past elementary for them education has always been big you know when you're little you always tell your parents like yeah mom i want to be just like you or hey dad i can't wait to be just like you and my mom would look at me and she'd look at me like i was crazy and tell me no you're not going to be like me i don't want you to be working a minimum wage job for the rest of your life and not having a choice in what you want to be in your life she said i had no choice to become a provider for you guys but i want you guys to have a choice in where you want to go and how you want to do it so ever since then it kind of stuck to me it made me want to become a better person and it definitely wanted me to become a better student and having a degree would be an absolute honor to not only myself but to them as well when i first rescued received the scholarship i was absolutely shocked and emotional when i saw it i was like wait no that's not for me i was like i don't think this is right and i think someone made an error my mama goes well check it out and see what's going on so i decided to go on the website and i saw and it was a scholarship i looked at my mom and i said no this is not an error mom and she goes well what do you mean she goes i got approved for the scholarship my mom started tearing up and along with her i started tearing up as well because the past couple months have definitely been difficult in terms of the pandemic financially the father being the main financial provider was full-time but you went to part-time and me and my mother had to kind of like become the main providers which has definitely been difficult but it has it's still possible so having the scholarship has definitely taken away that financial stress of having to pay for school having that has been absolutely life-changing and i'm very appreciative of all of those who have donated i want to thank each and every one of you who have donated because without the scholarship i wouldn't be where i am today i wouldn't be the student i am today either having the scholarship has definitely changed me and my family as for my future goals i do hope to become a nurse in plastic surgery or i would love to become a nurse practitioner up until recently i have come to the conclusion that my community lacks health care services deal with the proper resources we're able to make a difference so like i've said before i really do want to thank each and every one of you have donated our donations have been absolutely life-changing and i really do appreciate appreciate even every one of you who has been able to do so to change people's lives like myself our next speaker is indiana university's executive vice president for university academic affairs john applegate executive vice president applegate is also the james l calamares professor of law and i use moore school of law in bloomington his leadership responsibilities include university-wide academic initiatives and programs all aspects of public health and safety for iu and of course the five iu regional campuses i am very pleased to turn the screen over to executive vice president john applegate thank you leslie the resilience and strength that you and your fellow students continue to show inspires confidence in all of us that our future is in good hands though they have been with us for a little over three months i want to begin by welcoming chancellor obama and his wife joanne to the iu family chancellor iwana is a skilled experienced and accomplished administrator and we are delighted that he is now part of the leadership team of the iu regional campuses my wife amy and i miss being in the region with all of you in person attending this event has been something of an annual tradition for us for many years but we are delighted to gather with you virtually as we honor this year's recipients of the chancellor's medallion student scholarship iu northwest and the other regional campuses of indiana university are an integral part of the university's statewide presence and an essential element in the university's mission to make high quality affordable education available in all corners of our state with their strong faculties committed students and people-oriented staffs the regional campuses play a critical role in responding to indiana's needs for citizens with high quality degrees and producing graduates who can compete locally nationally and even internationally for jobs and who will help to meet the challenges of our future i have spoken often of the importance of sustaining a virtuous cycle of support for regional campuses like iu northwest and the essence of it is a successful student successful students like the ones we recognize today who will go on to great careers that are the foundation of thriving communities or as i like to put it strong campuses and strong communities through the vast scope of its activities iu northwest also benefits the region in the state by enriching arts and culture enhancing policy making promoting economic growth and through extensive service and outreach that enhances the quality of life for all citizens even in these unprecedented times we have seen countless inspiring examples of that culture of service in the earliest weeks of the pandemic megan foster a student in iu northwest's college of health and human services led an effort to produce face masks from surgical wraps for use by health care workers on the front lines in northwest indiana iu school of medicine students on the gary campus also work to mobilize donations of personal protective equipment and distribute it to frontline health workers in gary and munster students in the iu northwest school of nursing are currently serving on the front lines to control the spread of covet 19 by leading the mitigation testing on the campus and faculty member marshla harris of iu northwest's division of social work serves as a member of iu's pandemic health disparities fund committee a university-wide committee established by president mcgrath that works to mitigate the disproportionate burdens faced by people of color during the coven 19 pandemic all of us at indiana university are enormously proud of the ways that these and other members of the iu northwest community are confronting the pandemic with strength courage creativity resilience and togetherness to keep our university running to protect everyone's health and safety and to ensure that iu and the communities we serve across the state emerge better than ever from the present crisis their efforts are yet another example of the virtuous cycle of support that creates strong campuses in strong communities the support that so many of you provide for student scholarships is yet another example of the virtuous cycle because it is more essential than ever that an iu education remains affordable scholarships not only help to decrease out-of-pocket tuition costs for students but they also help to keep the best hoosier students in the region for college and once they graduate they are highly likely to remain in the region this means that we have the luxury of witnessing the impact of our institution on our communities even years after students leave their alma mater and enter the workforce which is good for indiana university good for the region and good for the state of course it is for students that indiana university exists they contribute to the vibrant sense of community that exists on our campuses and they make us proud with their accomplishments as students and after graduation as iu alumni it is therefore my great pleasure to introduce one such student who is making all of us proud today's third and final recipient of the chancellor's medallion student scholarship jared tomak jared is a c a junior from cedar lake indiana he is majoring in radiology and currently holds a 3.9 grade point average jared congratulations on receiving the 2020 chancellor's medallion scholarship hi my name is jerry tomic and i am from dyer indiana i am a junior here at iun one of the main reasons why i chose to come to iun is because it's a local college that allows me to stay home and work while i'm going to school i am paying for college all by myself so any little bit of extra money i can get matters it helps me tremendously another reason why i chose to come to iun is because of the fact that i can just come to the campus whenever i need to to get away from all the outside distractions so i can just focus on school and focus on my classwork another reason why i chose iun is because of our amazing radiography program my mom is a radiologic technologist and she introduced me to the field and i have just been really attached to it ever since during this pandemic a lot has changed in school in my cur um work life and also in the um career and program of the radiography program we have to put in a lot of hours at clinical on top of that you have to put in a lot of time doing class work at home and during the pandemic we don't um go to iun as often so i'm doing zooms watching online lectures it's a lot of extra work that i need to schedule time for include on top of working and on top of going to clinical while also trying to have some type of a personal life because that's also very important the scholarship helps me tremendously because it allows me not to have to work as much during school if i didn't have the scholarship i have to put on a lot more hours at work to be able to afford going to school the scholarship allows me to lessen the time that i work so i can focus more on my class work for this more in clinical and focus more on my grades so i can continue to have success in my career that got me to earn the scholarship that i greatly appreciate but i want to thank you thank all the donors that have put their time and effort into creating a scholarship i appreciate it so much and every little bit helps for me and this has helped me tremendously as well in my future i plan to become a radiation therapist i want to do that by attending the radiation therapy program here at iun as well it's a great program it's hard to get into but i'm hoping with all the extra time i have due to a scholarship i can put in the work to be able to be accepted into the program i want to thank all the donors again for all the effort that they put into allowing me to earn the scholarship it really makes me feel that all my hard work is paying off thank you again so much for everything that you guys have done for me and allowing me to earn the scholarship next i am very pleased to introduce the next speaker it's the president of indian university michael mcrobbie he is one of the longest serving presidents of a major american research university having been the president of iu since 2007. under his leadership iu has seen record growth in external research funding construction student quality diversity international engagement and private funding through iu's bicentennial campaign as well as a comprehensive academic restructuring of the university i am very pleased to welcome to the screen the 18th president of indiana university michael mcrobbie thank you very much jared it is truly a pleasure to virtually join chancellor obama his wife joanne and so many colleagues and friends of iu northwest to help honor this year's recipients of the chancellor's medallion scholarship as iu northwest exemplifies the regional campuses of indiana university have made vital contributions to their regions and the state of indiana for many decades they are increasingly the first choice for some of the state's most outstanding high school students they also serve as invaluable economic and community development catalysts in their regions and they are playing a key role in helping the state achieve its goal of substantially increasing the number of indiana residents with college degrees earlier this year iu contracted with mc a labor market analytics firm to do a study on the university's statewide economic impact the results of the study demonstrate the enormous impact iu continues to have in contributing to a prosperous productive and innovative indiana economy through our core missions to ensure student achievement conduct world-class research and innovation and engage our expertise and resources in the communities we serve iu is helping to drive the state's talent strategy support high quality jobs generate major revenue and contribute to a pervasive entrepreneurial culture throughout the university and our state the report demonstrates that during fiscal year 2019 iu created 9.9 billion in added income for the state of indiana this impact on indiana can be felt widely intangibly across each of its 92 counties including in northwest indiana in fact the report found that iu northwest added 264.1 million dollars in income to the regional economy in fiscal year 2019 alone this income simply would not have existed in the region without iu northwest this is also an annual impact which will continue year after year as iu northwest continues to serve students moreover iu northwest supported 4138 regional jobs which means that one out of every 98 jobs in the iu northwest service area is supported by the activities of the campus and its students and the reporters have found that for every dollar students and taxpayers invest in iu northwest students will receive 3.90 in the form of higher future earnings and taxpayers will receive 1.30 in the form of added tax revenues and government savings by almost any measure and across every economic sector iu northwest delivers a substantial positive impact on the region and a strong return on investment for its students taxpayers and indiana as a whole as many of you may know last month we announced the conclusion of the bicentennial campaign by far the most successful fundraising campaign in iu's history and one of the most successful ever by a public university in the united states the final total raised was nearly 3.9 billion dollars contributed to by over 300 000 individual donors shattering the original goal of 2.5 billion dollars this was also the first ever university-wide campaign involving every iu campus all campuses schools and units perform magnificently in raising the vital funds to support the goals of this campaign demonstrating enormous energy dedication in creativity and i'm also pleased to report that iu northwest also surpassed its 8 million goal raising nearly 10.4 million dollars this total includes nearly 2.2 million in funds to establish 44 new student scholarships that will allow stu allow students who could not otherwise afford to attend college to attend iu northwest and earn an education that will change their lives the generosity of iu northwest faculty and staff also merits special mention current and former iu northwest faculty and staff members donated more than three million dollars nearly 30 percent of the overall iu northwest total their generosity confirms the confidence they have in the future of the campus and the direction in which it is headed i know that many of you who are watching tonight made generous contributions to the campaign for which indiana university and the iu northwest campus are deeply grateful on behalf of indiana university let me express our congratulations to this year's chancellor's medallion student scholarship recipients and let me also express our thanks to all of you for all you have done and continue to do for indiana university your generosity with your time your energy and your resources has transformed indiana university and the iu northwest campus into an educational community of high quality and relevance and a driver of regional transformation thank you president mcrobbie and executive vice president applegate for joining us this evening for those of you that do not know who i am i'm despina liascos current president of the indiana university northwest alumni association board as a proud alumna the chancellor's medallion celebration has become an annual tradition that i look forward to every year i would like to thank the president and executive vice president for joining us in making this year's program even more spectacular i would also like to congratulate our medallion scholarship recipients chanel leslie and jared wow you are all so amazing i encourage you to keep up the good work keep your head high and never forget your goals and always always keep doing your best and continue to move forward i can share with you that i am forever grateful for my iu northwest degree i continue to stay connected to my alma mater because this place means a lot to me it was here that i truly realized how the world works studying business and economics as part of my connection to this campus i've also been passionate about helping students i like many others here tonight i'm an educator i'm currently teaching business because of my degree and it has opened a lot of doors for me and i'm very passionate about being an educator and that's why i care about our students at iron northwest as well i've seen many of my students move forward and go to college and also go to iu northwest i'm currently teaching at thornwood high school and many of my students are very similar to the students that attend i north coast campus and so and with that i'd like to say that our students need the support they need to ensure the access to an affordable life-changing education that's vitally important when you support iu northwest the students receive the confidence to dream big to envision their futures to realize their potential and to be someone with our support there are no limits to what our students and this region can accomplish just imagine for a minute the collective impact we could all make the collective change we could see the collective results we could experience if we all give back in our own way to the region's university iu northwest perhaps that's through mentoring a student or maybe it's supporting our athletics program by attending a redhawks game of course that's when we can or by making a gift to support the scholarships so that you can empower an iu northwest student just like the ones we are honoring this evening whatever and however you decide to give back stay connected and engaged with iu northwest please understand the tremendous impact your generosity can have not only on a student on the impact to this region each of us holds the innate power to inspire to engage and to transform please consider making your gift at iun.edu medallion in honor of today's celebration let's close this program just as hoosiers do by singing iu's official alma mater song hail to old iu and if you watch closely you might even see a familiar face i want to thank everyone so much i want you to enjoy your evening and please consider giving back to indiana university northwest our students depend on us and so does our region have a wonderful evening thank you [Music] anna garcia iu south bend elizabeth curtis indiana university kokomo rachel mccrory iu southeast colonies iupui despinaliascos indiana university northwest sam ritter bloomington [Music] [Applause] [Music] come and join in song together [Music] 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Description of the video:Hi, I'm Mia! And I'm Max. We’re students here at IU Northwest, home of the RedHawks! Come on, we’ll show you around. So, let’s start here, right in the middle of campus. On any given day, you’re bound to see students walking to and from class, friends hanging out on the quad or even a class being held outdoors. From here, let’s head over to the Anderson Library and Conference Center, a place every student ends up visiting one time or another. In addition to nearly half a million books, the library features group and individual study areas, computer stations, and professional library staff to help with any of your research needs. Just outside the library is our outdoor amphitheater. It’s a popular gathering spot for students with a stage for live performances and plenty of space to soak up the sunshine. From here, it’s just a few short steps to the Dunes Medical/Professional Building, where you will find the Schools of Business and Economics, Social Work, and Public and Environmental Affairs. The School of Nursing and our Dental Education Program, and the Radiologic Sciences programs are also based in Dunes. There are labs, exam rooms and study places on every floor— and even a Health and Wellness Center and Dental Clinic. Dunes is also the location of the IU School of Medicine Northwest, the only medical school in all of Northwest Indiana. How cool is that? Just across the way is Marram Hall. It’s home base for the biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology and environmental science degree programs. Raintree Hall is also nearby. It’s where the psychology department is based and where lots of classes for a variety of other degree programs are held. If you’ve ever visited IU Northwest for an in-person campus tour, then you’re probably already familiar with our next stop: Hawthorn Hall. You’ll find the Office of Admissions here and so much more! Everything from the Office of Financial Aid and a Technology Support Center, to classrooms, the Writing and Math Labs, and the School of Education. And there’s a multicultural community center and Veterans Resources Center where all students are welcome. Needless to say, it’s a pretty busy place! Just around the corner, check out the beautiful outdoor art we have on campus. Many of the one-of-a-kind sculptures you see here—and many of the artworks on campus— are the work of current and former IU Northwest students and faculty. Well, who do we have here? [Both] Hey Rufus! Rufus is our friendly mascot and I’m not surprised to find him here because the Savannah Center is home to IU Northwest Athletics. Here you can get fit, thanks to a gymnasium, fitness center and track. And if you’re looking for books and cool IU gear, look no further than the Barnes & Noble bookstore, also in the Savannah Center. Of course, I cannot forget to show you the IQ Wall. This is a wall of high-def screens with scrolling information and news. But it’s used in other ways, too. Some professors show presentations here and the gaming club uses it to play video games. Speaking of clubs, there are more than 70 student clubs and organizations on campus, so there’s bound to be a club that’s right for you. One of my favorite features of this building are the large windows overlooking the sculpture garden, one of our campus’s hidden treasures. The garden makes a great backdrop for the Savannah Art Gallery, which features rotating exhibitions of visiting artists and student work. Connected to the Savannah Center is the Moraine Student Center, which is exactly what it sounds like, a hub for students. The RedHawk Café is here too, so if you’re hungry, this is the place to be. It’s also home of the IU Northwest police department, a full-service law enforcement agency. Many people are surprised to hear that IU Northwest is consistently ranked as one of the safest colleges in the state and the nation. And it is thanks to IUPD-Northwest’s strong commitment to keeping us safe. Our team of highly-trained police officers patrols campus 24/7, 365 days a year—on foot, and by bike and car. That’s right Chief, so be sure to say hello when you see them out and about. That last building to explore is the Arts & Sciences Building, the newest one on campus. It’s the home of the social science degree programs and the School of the Arts. It features a broadcast studio, a 500-seat, state-of-the-art performance theater, as well as a smaller experimental theater, and an art gallery. And check out these cool studio spaces for our fine arts students. You won’t find these at most art schools. We share part of the building with Ivy Tech Community College Lake County, which makes it super easy for Ivy Tech students to transfer to IU Northwest. Before we wrap up our tour, there’s one more thing we want to show you. Tucked behind our main parking lot, is the Little Calumet River Prairie & Wetlands Nature Preserve. Believe it or not, because of the destruction of tall-grass prairies, our preserve is one of the rarest, most-endangered ecosystems in the world. And it was lovingly restored—and continues to be maintained by—faculty and students at IU Northwest. But beyond the buildings and cool facilities, what really makes our campus so special are the people. All of the professors are committed to our success and because of the small class sizes, students get a lot of individual instruction attention. And to top it all off, IU Northwest is an affordable way to earn a world-class IU degree close to home. In fact, our campus was recently named the most affordable four-year college in Indiana. We also offer discounted out-of-state tuition to Illinois residents—which means it is sometimes cheaper to go to IU Northwest than it is to go to a in-state school in Illinois! We hope you enjoyed your tour today and that you learned something new. To learn even more, contact the Office of Admissions and they’d be happy to help. Thanks for watching! We hope to see you on campus soon! Bye! English Up next
Description of the video:Well, go out. I am Dr. Patricia Hicks. I teach in the African-American style and diaspora studies department at Indiana University Northwest. And I have been asked to introduce Niles fort. It is with the greatest Ivana and extreme enthusiasm that I introduce this dynamic minister, scholar, social activist. He has amassed over a decade of experience providing humanitarian and service in educating youth in Criminal Justice and of course, social justice activism. And this is evidenced by his position and rolls, three of which include the Director of Community that gives militarized the director of communities against the militarized policing. His role as founder and co-director of the organizing praxis lab at Princeton University. And his role as trainer. And they add to this incubator known as momentum. Founding the tragic death of Michael Brown. Miles was in Ferguson, Missouri, helping build the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014. On a local level, Niles established you would Books and breakfast, which is a cultural and political education program providing free books and breakfasts to youth and their families. Globally. Nows has traveled to over 12 countries to teach and strategize around the important systemic issues of democracy and inequality. Let's just look at their, there are numerous examples of his, his service. But let's look at three examples of his global service. Miles was an international Fellow in southern Indiana where he created and taught curricula that connective experiences of Indian African-Americans. Wow, that sounds exciting. And 2014, he worked in Amsterdam and Belgium as the inaugural beloved Communities Fellow, where he facilitated the development of a multinational effort to challenge global racialized violence. Most recently, nails was in Rome as a participant in the Vatican's joint initiative to end poverty and promote international human rights. Niles is also a dynamic speaker who has spoken at many academic, many religious, and cultural institutions which are way too numerous to list here, but include the University of Amsterdam, Malcolm X and Betty she buys Center, Harvard University, Yale University, the British Library, and historic Riverside Church. As a prolific writer, his work has been featured in many academic journals, such as the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, and a host of media outlets including The Guardian The Nation, and Ebony magazine. Correctly. And presently, Niles is completing his PhD dissertation. And the title of that correct me if I'm wrong. But I believe the title is amazing. Grief, morning and contemporary black activism. I think we might be able to look forward to a book some time in the feature, a book version of this dissertation. And finally, to conclude, I just want to say, I was very excited to introduce this young man. And if you ever get a chance, go on YouTube, check out some of his, his dynamic videos. I'm having my students look at one of them. Was finally, it is with great enthusiasm that I present to you Niles, for it. Thank you so much, Dr. Hicks. I always get so shy when folks read the long bio. So good thing I have my video off because I was over here like, oh no, no. But well, thank you so much for welcoming me in such a generous fashion. I am very excited to be here. I hope everyone else's as well. I'm sure you are. I'm going to run right along so I don't get too much in the way because I want to host a conversation with two dynamic amazing individuals whom, whose bios I will read short shortly. But before I do that, I just want to give three quick points. Three quick points. So one, as you heard, I'm a minister and I am a big fan of hip hop, you didn't hear that part. And so between my fan of the culture of Hip Hop and growing up in a black church. I believe in this thing called call and response. Anybody know what called unresponsive, ya know, Kotler response. It just means that we don't like here and ourselves taught. And thus it is just quiet a salad. You don't listen to music and just sit there at least Guido, right? So, so let the Spirit lead you. I wish we were in person that could really see who's involved, whose engage. But I'm trusting that you will be led by the Spirit. You'll be in a jazz, you'd be president. Wherever you are. You're home at a friend's house, wherever you are. So color response. The second thing is, I'm the youngest of eight. So I'm a big mama's boy. Like a big mama's boy. And I do these talks with Angela cell when and also some talks about myself. Every time I do one of these, my mom asked me to saying things, you know, How did they like you? And I'm a mama's boy, I got a black mama's. I had to be very honest with my mom. And so yeah, I don't know my mama, but I know my mom and say, you know what, my mom and I have to like you. Alright. So she's a little odor but she got an iPhone and she will find ya. So I'd better call it respond. I'm trying to help ya'll out. Okay. So that's number two. The last thing is, you know, we all may think different things have different opinions and different ideas. I just want to say that that's totally okay. In certain instances that's actually extremely important. It's a vital part of our democracy. As I always like to use the analogy of a buffet. Anybody like Fu Bai, like me, like foo. So you'd like fool, you might like buffets. I love buffets and I love the ones that have all different types of cuisines. I like the one's, that's just one cuisine, but I really like the ones. You can get some Chinese who, you know, you can get some Italian Foo, and it was a real good buffet you get Sophie. I don't know, but I grew up was so f2 fried chicken, fried catfish, candy, AMS, macaroni and cheese. Colleague, greens, cornbread. Anybody know what I'm talking about? Okay, alright. What am I trying to say? I want you to think of this conversation like a buffet. So when Angela MSO, we're gonna put some food on a table and some of the food that we put on the table, so to speak. You might be very familiar with, you may have seen it before, you may have, you may like it. You may be able to digest it really well. Some of the fu, maybe not so much, maybe you've never seen the full before is unfamiliar to you. That's okay. That's okay. What we do as is that we all find a way to sit at the same table that ya know what I mean? Without further ado, I'm gonna introduce Angeles L1, and I'm going to ask them a few questions. After I ask them a few questions, we're going to open it up for Q and a, because we really do want to make this a conversation. So as we go through our part of the conversation, please please please put questions in the Q and a box or jot them down on a notepad or your iPhone or whatever you do so that we can hear from you because that's really, really what we want to do it the day. So Angela Harrelson, Angela Harrison, George fluids. I grew up in Eastern North Carolina. After receiving her bachelor's degree in psychology, she served in the Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, and Air Force Reserve GAR for a total of 15 years. Yaw that teen years. She has been working for nearly 30 years, as almost as long as I had been a lab and I just turned 31. So I got you. Now, Angela She has been working for nearly 30 years as a registered nurse. Angela's currently speaking around the country, keeping the kind-hearted spirit of her gentle, beloved nephew, ally, and doing her part to continue in the fight against racism and oppression. Let's well, gum Angela To the table. Welcome Angela. Selwyn miles. Joan Selwyn miles Jones was born and raised and goals burrow in North Carolina. Someone found his love and passion in football and eventually became a top athlete in high school. He has a devoted husband, father, entrepreneur, speaker, and hotel owner with his wife. He has become a community and civil rights leaders since his nephews death. Selwyn says, and I quote, I will not let his death BY a name. I want to be a beacon of light for those who face racism and adversity in this life. Welcome Selwyn, and let's all welcome settlements at a table. Hello. Now, I am ready to Iraq that ah, bio got me. Just, Yeah, like I want to talk, I want to be all scholar now, man, because man that beautiful. I've never heard it. I've never heard it. Well, absolutely. But I'm proud I'm proud to call you mark Bring Buddy. Has there are thorough aimed to early mutually latch it. I get it out. So you all know you all know that I probably like so many of us learned about your nephew through the internet or through some kind of form of technology. Unfortunately, we live in an era where black lives become hashtag. And black life or black death has gone viral. And unfortunately your nephew has been caught up in that loop. And I want to start here because I think it's so important to remember that when we're talking about black lives, we're not talking about statistics. We're talking about real flesh and blood. People who had dreams, people who made mistakes, people who have family members, community. And so if you can just help us understand, who was George Floyd not as a hashtag as we know him. Who was George Floyd as a human being? Angela, if you'd like to start. Sure. Well, first of all, I want to say I miss on his mother CCS is my sister. But to start this off, we know miscarry the world. You guys know min stores fluid. We've always known as perry, go in and I lay my bike for size on. Perry. When you say I'd like for you. And they often live with us. Am I sitting down on a lot of hard times? And the last time he was about four years old, live with us. Jokester, always under his mom. We always he thought he was going to be a comedian because he was joking. Don't do it just out all over the place. Never wore shoes, did lightweight. Library of teachers, cuz we'll offer North Carolina, you know, we lived in North Carolina, pour all wag the shack house, no running water. Got waterfall and pop. I mean, we had it hard, but we had a lot of love. And when any of my sisters and brothers, because, because I come from a family of 1410 girls and boys SWOT when anyone fellow MOHAI times, even though my parents didn't have anything, they came anyway, we didn't have running water. Anything is amazing. But they came there because of the love and support that my family gave to each other back there. So anyway, the last time the Socolow CC pairs Mom, they live with us. Misty, I think he will be either late seventies, mid-seventies. I'm not sure. It was Perry and it was Zhao Jiang tire and the two daughters. And so when she got on her fade in step, they all migrated and they moved to Texas. And so Texas is where Perry became a man. I was really good in sports, football, basketball. He know he felt like 68, really, really, really good. And he became what we call the ghetto superstar in his neighborhood because then enables any worse like introduces a third war. Third would really poor, rough area. And there's a good side and bad things about being a ghetto superstar is that when you're trying to advance, when you try to do the best you can, you know, community want to keep you there because you're here. Same time you don't want to go and sometimes you get tied up into that. And I think Perry had a hard time bound balance in that, you know, because at the time when he was trying to go to college, China make try to make it out an area I suggested was having a hard time, lot of health problems. So I think there wasn't I'll go for him. And I think each vowed to make some money, got in trouble, got into with the law, and he ended up pulling for years of prison time. There was a devastation to the family. That was something that we were devastated about. But you know what, we're strong family. His his his mom, my sister. We always kept the love. I always kept the law. So what hap I'm China speed is fast for when he once he got out of prison, I don't know how long he waited, but he migrated to where I live in Minnesota, about three a little over three years ago. And he came here. He came here to get it concept together, getting the cheek the program because he didn't have a problem with a challenge with sobriety in I'm saying so he k1 here, how is excited? I'm like, oh my god, I have a family here because here the minister would have been here for so long. And it gives me MHz of I didn't have a close family member. He k is like my Paris year sisters and my sister and my nephew. I will just make complaints, do odd things together. We're going to start our own things giving dinners. Who's going to trump ZMapp ribbons that decoder. We will talk about the plans and doing things. He was working two jobs at it, which is so excited. But the thing is I had no idea that I didn't have enough time. I didn't have enough time. And if I could could could we play all of this? I would've made all those things happened are less Do it now is taught. But May 25th, he was killed. At that uncle that every family hedge the credit, the one the one I want to portray the pitch. Because coming from a family of 14, I am a younger than a lot of my Ignatius NAEP each. So I got the Rasul or whatever. And we'd learn how to Bob now play ball and that's the connection, the man big Floyd had the ability to be base an athlete. So on column and chat with him at Harry die. As they, as a man that never completed his mission. He ought not to reiterate it. I'm going to reiterate, He was a ghetto superstar. And when you're in the ghetto and everybody likes you and, and you're hanging around with the crowd. The crowds sorted counter, consume, Jew. At. Daemons are hard for a lot of people get rid off. And his daemons wrote his bat. And I'll May 25th, you saying something that you've never seen before. You know, he's saying, a grown man get executed in the mills straight because of the color risky it allowed the content of his heart and his mind. Hatred ran rapid, bad day and we're going to have a good conversation today. Black Lives Matter because my lot matter. Your life matter. Shop. Let's get it now. Absolutely. Thank you both for sharing. For those on the call who who may not know. Angela mentioned that George Floyd had gone to prison for a little while. And sometimes we can hear those. And so I'd think, well, you know, you did the crime, you do the time. The sort of common sense stories we tell about Presidents and punishment. But for those who don't know, I think it's important to understand the bigger picture. The bigger picture is that the United States of America, the land of the free, it incarcerate more human beings than any other nation in human history. So as long as human beings had been recording history, the United States of America is number one. Number one at incarcerated people. So we have about 5% of the world's population, but we have about 25% of the world's incarcerated population now know, yeah, really smart. You gotta procedures University. You know, I go to a good school too, but I was never good at math. But I think that something like one in every four people who are incarcerated across the world are locked up right here in an American prison, jail or juvenile detention center. And so I think it's important to understand that even those of our family members, those of us who are black, who are disproportionately incarcerated. That we have to understand that our decisions are circumscribed and condition over this bigger picture that I'm trying to paint, haven't nephew right now has spent the last 23 years of his life celebrating his birthday in a cage. And that essentially happen. Because he's young, he's black, he's poor. He grew up on a certain blot. He had a bad day. I go to Princeton University and I have lots of friends who are not young black, poor and grew up on are on the wrong blah. But they did have a bad day. But they got a counselor instead of a cage. So over the over 2 million people in our prison systems, almost a million or black. And that has everything to do not with black crime, but with the criminalization of blackness. I'm going to take a step backwards. I could preach all day about that, but I just want Angela to highlight that this bigger story that flow and George Lloyd is constantly wrapped up in this bigger story and you're going to see that throughout this conversation. So and I also appreciate the tenderness, the intimacy. That's precisely why I wanted to start the conversation this way. Again, to remember not only that joy Floyd is flesh and, but, but you are the family members that are left in the way that you, you have stories, you have memories, precious and tender, and intimate. And often times black folks are reduced to statistics. You know, we just become another number in the system. And so I appreciate you bow for articulating Wim unapologetically HIS complexity. And number two, the love that deep abiding love that got you through all of that. Got through, through poverty in the South. That got you through a sharecropping like that, got you through incarceration that got you through him navigating, being a football player in a suit, a ghetto superstar and trying to make his way. I just want to pick up through this conversation that this yeses about George fluid, a yeses about U2 as his family members. But it's also about the history and the reality of what it means to be black in America. So, so thank you both. So I learned about George fluid that day after one of my best friend's father unfortunately died of Cove it. And so we know that we are in an unprecedented moment where mercy lists pandemic has claimed the lives of over 450 thousand people here in the United States and well over a million people across the world. And so we're in this unprecedented moment. We haven't seen a pandemic like this since the Spanish flu over a 100 years ago. But at the same time, the pandemic, while it's unprecedented, it's all too familiar and its consequences. So the way that it's ravishing and wreaking havoc throughout the world. And the United States has everything to do with the pre-existing conditions of racial injustice. So it's no coincidence as the Center for Disease Control demonstrates that black Americans are dying at two times the rate of white Americans from Kobe. And that black Americans are catching Kobe at three times the rate of white Americans. Say nothing about Latin next communities and indigenous communities which are also catching hell. So under this sort of backdrop, I learned about him the day after my best friend father died of Cove it. And I know how I felt in the midst of this pandemic, in the midst of this unfathomable grief. Can you tell us a little bit about the circumstances of where you were and what it felt like when you learnt than news of George Boy, you're unethical. For me, I did not learn about his death to the day after he was killed. And when I learn about it, if someone who's I didn't learn from family. And I remember that day. I mean. That they pick them up their telephone. And he asked the news report, it said Angela heroism as it yes, it is uncommon about I'm Tom about the depth of George who was killed in Minneapolis Police. When he said that to me, it just I couldn't make a connection. First. I know Ms. paired, where I could make because I hadn't heard anything. I just AC3 had their own family ions, but he was relentless. He said, are you Angela Harris? And I said, well, yes, I am. Is I'm calling about the murder of your nephew jaws forward, who was killed about a Minneapolis Police. And I said You have to Guam family. I remember hanging a phone up and I hear this every setting that just wouldn't shake. And then I said, well, subjects told me, check yourself, check myself or zombies messages, it'll cow asap. And like there was a lot of text messages from family, did not say Well, let me check my voicemail. Check my voicemail. And I saw these voice messages and this as okay when the images cow and I remember calling my brother, sister. And he said You need to turn the TV on. And what they said, the police killed Harry and alike. And then my mind went blank in our MIMO. Going right back to that, my mind went to that telephone call. Then for byte, then my husband saw the Yael and Angela, you need to come in here. You need to say this. In my mind is just everywhere racing. And so when I walked into the living room, there was Perry, lion onus stomach. And the worse that I remember just as all walked him, he said, I can't believe it. I'm being with Sam Perry cause oh, this was shocking to me in my mind. Kinda kinda like blank and confuse. And then I heard him say mama, mama. And I went down to my needs. And I me and my husband putting his hands on my shoulder, he trying to console me and our limited they my emotions were all over that place. Was angry. I was shocked, I was confused. I was mad, hostile. I was like, what did I just watch? I mean, I've I've made that got back on their phones to call him. My sisters and brothers. We were trying to do two ways, call 3-way calls. We were just looking to just talk to one another because no one could tell me the right answer that I wanted to hear. Your you know, because I would I said and I will just Although place I which is very thankful that my husband happened to be home that day to help keep me things calm. So that's high plus for me, every day, when you get old, you gotta shift them. Much less familiar to get up and give my baby there for scroll. Go only breakfast. Well, that morning, I did the same thing I've been doing for the last three years. And I sit down with my wife, been my living room or kitchen. My mother-in-law was there. My wife was Lincoln MA lot never crazy like allow us to best friend. And you know how the hay or straw, which I'll then I focus on the television. And keep in mind, I've watch just for probably three or four minutes and didn't rule out through a wash. And I'm thinking, Oh my God, killed astute men. Won't somebody stop them while somebody helped them out? Ma Mannlich? Yes. It can. Maybe being raised. And the Jim Crow south, go for North Carolina and adds law saying, hey, any and every bad thing that the white folks can give you. We've been treated every way that the white folks shouldn't that day and time treaty Jay, you've got Carl racial epitaphs everyday when you got off the bus, when you get on the bus. So I'm sorta kinda I got a little a little switch, you know, for stuff like that. When I see it on television, me living in South Dakota just pisses me off. And the phone rings and his sister and she said, did you see what the police did too? And I dropped the phone and I sat back. And I had the heart. She snatched out of my soul, snatched out in our body by not knowing who it was. And then finding out who was. And I say N1 of mine, KaiC violated in a way that I've never seen anything Polich or you could do. I was just like you and everybody else. You sit there and watch this 46 year-old man get controlled. Anger, racism, power and control. You watch a grown man narrate his own death. Mama De Gong, Kill me. That's what I've soulmate 26. And when I'm clearly guided with people about what I do when and how life has changed. Our Khalid backhaul because that call at 730 in the morning or made it 26 change the path of my life. It changed the path of a lot of people's life. To shade grown man, get lynched and murdered. Or somebody that should not even have been on the police force. What I'll abuse on problems with his hat. But Beth, That was why we're here today. Because somebody had a bad day. And my nephew. And a bad life. Or thank you both for sharing your stories. It's, um, I can imagine I can imagine what it's like to go through that. And I don't know what it's like to have to relive it. And I do know you both have told me, especially you, Angela, that that it's cathartic at some level to be able to share the weight of grief. And so thank you for allowing us to share that with you. I'm and I mean, that from the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing us to share that with you because you do not have to. I hope everybody here is. I see a few comments or questions in the chat box. You can put it in the chat or the Q and a, maybe a little bit better, but that's totally fine at the chat box. Works better for you. Also as you just saw, this is some heavy stuff. So feel free to share your condolences. It doesn't have to just be a question. If you feel something on your heart and you want to share that, feel free. Condolences, love. And this is a tender, tender conversation and attend a moment. And so we appreciate any thoughts that you have. So feel free to do that. I'm going to axe maybe one or two more questions. And max, and then we're gonna open it up for questions and we're excited to hear from you. So as I, as I read and both your biology, both are both are quite busy or at least you have a pretty full schedule in the wake of your nephews that you've been in many ways on the front lines fighting for justice and freedom. Not just for George Floyd, but for all black lives and for all people who are marginalized, I know both of you. It's really beautiful how you fight in many ways for every human being, the dignity and decency of every human being. Can you talk to us a little bit about what you've been up to in terms of your advocacy, your activism. I know you both both are involved but somewhat different way. So maybe Angela, you want to start and suddenly you can, you can finish it off. Soon. I started started this journey for me wasn't easy because I didn't know if I could do it. I didn't know if I had the strength to do it because I was just so i'll just trying to process everything. And my brother in South Dakota, I always try to encourage me, you know, you're there in Minneapolis. You know, you should be a voice. You know, you got I didn't know if I could do it at that. Got me thinking. I had to go back to Perry. When I saw that image of him lying on his stomach, handcuffed behind, trying to fight for eight minutes and 40 seconds to live. It takes on when you embed pain and that nightmare terror. I don't imagine my god, what he's going through, what he's thinking. He needs help. I want to live for eight minutes and 46 seconds. He was trying to fight to live. It takes energy. It takes bravery to judge, to get those words out. I can't breathe. When he said that I want to live. That's what he's talented people. And so I said to myself, if he can mustered out the will to live and muster out and say the words, I can't breathe. In those unbelievable circumstances that I can find the energy somewhere, somewhere inside and me to have a voice to fight for justice for him. And that's, and I just kept thinking about that and that's what counterpart at me to go out. And because of that, I do discussions. Pens is disgusting like this. Have done before Kobe guy with the bad, I was going out speaking. But when the most important thing, it may me be part of the jaws for Goggle Memorial here in Minneapolis that were there. That was, that has taken place that we'd launch and going out there and seeing a commitment and all the things that we're doing out there and, you know, watching the people who's committed. I know it may be around people who comes out. They like once particular person he likes candles, every day wanes and snow. And even when it was below phrase in a year in Minnesota, there were people out there shove in the snow around the site that he was killed because the community is so sacred to us. And so it got me to be around people that support the cow, that support me. They became my family. So edges, openness, this door have loved that I've never seen before. And so every since then that's when I've been drilling and that's what's got me reaching out. And in many ways, it has been very cathartic and helping me. But most about it let me see and fear that I'm not alone on this journey. I'm not alone. Hello, beautiful. Imagine yourself in a situation that you can't get out of. That's what we saw. Imagine how you can do it way. If you'll look at the if you remember, the pictures that was taken from our first car showed up. And the way you look back, it was petrified. Imagine somebody that's suppose to serve and protect. And obviously do their job. Put your hands behind your back. Sexual beside the building. And you do everything that they told you to do. And us to lay down. And by you lay down some animal extra liberties that pretty much assault you. And we're at about four minutes now. How do you do on it's way in the back. That's what we saw. That's what I saw. I have been preaching justice and equality. I've been all over the country. I've been on numerous magazines because of my advocacy. Because all I know and I watch one of my favorite people die because of like $10.100 page. When that night, $10 on a 100 pins become deaths in it. So I Can't stop, won't stop. We have to have qualified and really the past so we can slow some of the monsters down. That's what they are, to take somebody's life. And the way that my nephew livestock to an absolutely horrific. And the problem is they continuously do where black people, black folks were the only people as gotta negotiate whether we live or whether we die or whether we eat or whether we sleep. We can go on a restaurant chick 50 years did five years ago, we couldn't go any time. You know, before 1964. We had no rights. They say not to. 64 Civil Rights Act made racism illegal. Well, they went through a lot of people for, for it over my lifetime. You know, so we gotta make a change. We end, you know, I look at it. My nephew died and that sacrificial lamb. And I'll take it, I'll give my nephew up to change the world, to make the world a better place. Because we need to start having that conversation and stopped communicating with people that feel a different way. Because there's only one live that only want the raised as to the human race. Because this absolutely horrific for us to have the watch our black man continuously get murdered in the streets like animals. Thank you so much for sharing. And Emmy, It's sometimes I know for me, it's like where in some twilight zone I just I just sort of step back. And I'm like, how did, how did we, as a human race build the world this way? You know what, what, what compelled us m, you know, underneath so much of it are, are vices of greed, vices of selfishness. All these things where people essentially think that life is about getting as much as they can for themselves and who they love over and against everybody else. And so. I mean, there's a whole history of racism in this country and we can spell it out. And we know that it's not reducible to a single person or to a single institution. At the heart of it I think is we have to really think about how do we become new kinds of people with one another? Because even those of us who don't share racist ideas, we can still be complicit in the system of racism if we don't stand up and do something about it, that's why I'm so excited about this current movement. Some historians arguing that it's the largest protest movement in American history. And so while you both are doing your part, as you say Selwyn and refusing to let deaf have the last word. It's inspiring to me and I know it's inspiring to so many others to see so many people in the midst of this pandemic that we talked about, over 450 thousand people, most of whom are black, most of whom are those very same people. The family members of those people stepping out into the streets and saying no more, no more. And articulating a vision of what the world could be like. So with that said, I want to go ahead and get to some of the questions and thank you all. And let me actually say some of the comments because they're quite beautiful. Someone said sending love, encouraging strength, healing, and recovering, recovery for you and your family. Thank you so much for your openness and willingness to help others and create solutions for all of us. Blessings on blessings with the purple heart, emoji, Thank you for sharing that. Someone said, this is absolutely a shame that you Angela initially found out about his death via a non-family member. Social media has contributed greatly to a closest family member not being properly notified. I can speak to that myself. My father passed away and I first found out via Facebook. So I definitely can feel that. So let's go to some of the questions. Folks want to know what we what we gotta do. So we talked about the issues. We talked about the prison system which drove fluid was wrapped up in. We've talked about your family history of poverty, which is also a part of a larger national issue. One in every three black children are growing up poor in the richest nation on earth. We can talk about, of course, police violence, which is the reason why George fluid unfortunately has become an ancestor. According to one report, every 28 hours in America, black person is killed by a police officer or a vigilante. That if someone acting as a police officer. And so we live in an era where black death has gone viral and folks want to know what to do. So I want us to put our brains together, Angela and so on and even myself. So to provide some kind of way out, this is Black History might write, we celebrate and Dr. King, right? And so in the midst of all this darkness, we come from a history and a tradition that says, even the darkest facts can never eclipse the light of truth. So let's put some true for on a table. Let's shout, I hope some people find a way out of this nightmare and try to get to the dream that Dr. King was poisonous to. You. Don't want to do that. I'm going to try to help us. We can all go in and try to try to put some things together. Put things together, whatever expertise is, we put things together. So someone said, what would you like to see happen in a society as a result of your nephews unintentional sacrifice, what would you like to see happen in society as a result of your nephews unintentional sacrifice. Either one of you can take it first. And you're only going to go, sir. Police reform, Qualified Immunity bashed. Because we have to storm now. We have to slow down the racial profiling. We will have to slow down them. Odd managing them sales because that isn't working good. And I would I would love to see I don't know why this happens. Is absolutely mind-blowing that this can happen. Why don't ever wish they had the same carrier? Why don't every state handle things? A penalties. A penalty. So I don't show I every state can't began because and one state where you bought a camera and the other state chief had the had the right whether he wants to show to body camera, not because there's a lot of a lot of power moves that are made that doesn't benefit anybody, especially black men. Spot, there's gotta be communication. Gotta be conversation. Has gotta be education on the matter. Because if you don't know, you don't know. And if you don't know Cummings debt, you don't have to do anything because just having a conversation with somebody walking down, I know, walking down the sidewalk or in a store, you know, height and how are you doing? How's your day? There's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong with trying to be cordial to anybody. A deftly jump, then there's definitely something wrong. But not trading people or the Carl Taylor there. By what, the color of your skin. I agree with everything you said and we definitely, they're all about the meaning of Egypt. To me, what I would like to see cause I think that this stuff starts young and teacher, Yes, it's racism. Should we have to begin in the homes? And that's kind of a difficult though, because you can't really tell people how to run their homes IS day. But you can do something about it in schools. So I think that in the educational system that they need to start young with books and things about racism, about, about the history of racism, about slaves. And it need to be told the way brown and black happen, not wash though because it wasn't told right? It was it wasn't. So I remember I remember into third grade. So clear. It was good that we will call the inward, cuz it was nothing for me being in third grade scores for the school teacher use in Word and smoke a cigarette. This is way over. So in our member I guy a little boy, so young in third grade. And he said, you know what you are in Word. And I said why and he said because he's never been a bipeds and wasn't a black president. And it's always thing. But see, he was so confident to say that Greg and he was just that confident. And so that made me think, you know, not an, often go back to that. So I think that the education system young and put it in there about slavery, about civil rights, and what we need, not just about the history, about the things that needs to be done and how to treat people that don't look like, you know, what, what, what, what's the right thing to do? Because there are still school systems in certain states that weren't there. When you go to, there's only one or two black people in the classroom. You know, and that can be a good thing, but sometimes it's a bad thing, especially when things go wrong. And you singled out your homes and your PSA. And so that way it feel around people that are different. And there's only a few of us, then at least have some education on what direction the tape and how to treat them. But I would like to see the output of the schools in America. A good education system for young people. That was such an, such an expansive and nuanced answer. Part of what I hear you saying is not just the content, Qualified Immunity, education, police reform, but also what you're articulating is that it's not going to be one thing. Have Fix hundreds of years its aesthetic where we're fighting against hundreds of years of racial domination. So no one thing is going to sort about pill that you've taken a matrix and voila, everything's going to change overnight. It's going to be a long process and everybody has a role to play. Let me not get ahead of myself because I'm going to sort of wrap things up at the end about sort of what I think, especially students can do. Young people can do, but all of us can do to tackle some of these issues. I wanted to share two more comments if that's OK. mary says, god bless you both as you continue to continue to share the person of your nephew, Georgia? I cried as if he were my own nephew, especially as he cried out for his mama. Oh, glad that you are making certain that his living was not in vain. Sending blessings for your continued strength and peace. Thank you, Mary, for that comment. And then courtney, thank you for organizing this webinar and taking the time to share your story and your grief. As a white woman, I have learnt so much the past couple of years. I learn how I had been complicit in racism without even realizing it. I continue to try to learn, listen, and be an ally, sending love to you and your family. Thank you, Courtney. So I want to ask the last question. There's a lot of the other questions are about what we can do. So I would like to offer some of my thoughts on that. How do you keep hope in the midst of these hellish conditions that, that we're living like, how do you keep hope? You know, from my grandmother's, from my grandfather's, my ancestors and beyond. Because like we said, and we know this. I mean, when I think about what they went through, forced to come over here, dimensions, they saw the paintings they took for no reasons in being treated like a, not, been treated not like nothing like a human being, second-class citizens. And one incidents, we treat it like a lab experiment. When you consider the Tuskegee experiment they did to those, to those black people. Think about it. Not had been treated like a human being, like experiment. And so through all of that, what kept us going was hope. My mother and my father, all they want us. They want they weren't educated. They only had they never graduate from high school. So that garden was they have a high school diploma. There's out to them that was like a college. So they endured everything being sharecroppers soon lifestyle than a text that paying so we all can have a better tomorrow. So o best basis how we dealt with it that hope from generations, not just for my grandparents, bump an ancestor, what they took. We are here today because of their hope, because they wanted something a little bit better for us. And that's how we keep going. And thank you, Dave. I I see how when I'm sitting down or having conversations like this. Because I guaranteed you that there's two or three people, four or five people, six people. That eyes opened up at the hearing us, our story, our nephew story. I've got letters from 70€75. Caucasian would have the very last they'd be interested in, all would care about this situation. But they do. All people aren't bad. That's a lot of wonderful. You are being punished for a black, white and digital, Hispanic, Asian. Or when I say black lives matter, I may Black Lives Matter because I have a light. Why live matter? Because you have a wife? I believe honestly in the power love because I've ran a love more and I've ran on anything else because when they grow up poor. And as as the re-iterate it, I don't think that there was any body poured than I've ever known going through school. I don't even have any yearbooks. How the high school all American. I don't even have yearbooks because we couldn't afford them. They're none of my grades. And I saw my mom or show love and compassion. And she never turn anybody away because she never felt like any one person was nothing. And I sorta kinda got the same filling in life. This will not happen next year to year after exit, or 20 years and out, 30 years from now. But we're relying on young people like Chris Chef bit, hate your babies better than what your parents taught you. Better than what their parents taught them. Because racism isn't a chain. It is a cult thing. So we know that we have chance. I know that we have to change, you know. So let's just keep her head up and keep her heart, heart filled with joy. And less trout Schiller. Because winters don't quit, quitters don't win. And black people never gonna quit. Because we've been, we've been fattened and a whole lot, I'm going to stop fighting exemption. So short, pretty shapes. You're given a slop Germany holler edge. That was so inspiring. You both inspired me so much even when I'm just China, fight this thing with with with just the evidence, keep saying he's not going to change. But I come from a black church tradition that says Faith is the hope, is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. My faith is not just in the church or religious institution. My faith isn't what's happened in the streets and what's happening in this conversation. So thank you both for sharing that. I don't have the time to sir, like for me the question of what we can do with systemic racism. But I will just say something really quickly. I think there's three things that we can do, all the things. But 31 is we need to study. And we need to study because you can't fix a problem that you don't understand. When my car breaks down, I immediately called my mechanic unless it's a ran out of gas or at higher or I need to oil mercury things. I'll call them on mechanic. Why do I call him a mechanic? Because I don't know how to fix a car unless it's the low, low, things like that. So what am I trying to say? Think of American society like a car. The car keeps breaking down. It gives running into people, devastating communities. It looks nice on the outside, I gotta go paint job. Looks real, oiled, real luxurious. But in reality, it keeps on breaking down. Now in order for us to understand how, what to do about that car, we gotta understand what's going on underneath the hood. As another analogy for we have to study, we have to understand what's going on. Racism is about much more than just police violence is about much more than just police killings. I talked about one in every three black children growing up, poor, richest nation on earth. I talked about almost a million black people in our prison systems disproportionately impacted by the prison system. I can talk about climate change. Do you all know that if you live in an urban neighborhood in the summer, it's oftentimes in degrees hotter than in suburban neighborhoods. And do you know that there's a direct correlation between heat and Violet's. So instead of having police responding to the violence in that community, why don't we plant more trees? So we have to understand that systemic racism is much bigger and that takes a real study. So that's number one. Number two, protest is extremely important. Sometimes protest gets a bad rep. But I got to Princeton University. We have African-American studies there. Any school that has African-American studies there was only because students protesting. I'm not making this up. It's just, it's in the history books. Read it. 1968, San Francisco state than a wave across the country where you have students who are shutting down President's offices there occupying buildings and they're calling for African-American studies. They demanded it and now we have it. We can talk about even the legislation that we celebrate, Brown versus Board of Education that came on the heels of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. We can look at the 19641965 Civil Rights Movement, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Act that came in the aftermath of the 19 March 63 on Washington. So we have to understand that sometimes people give protest a bad rep. But even the policy that we're pushing forward, historically, it's only come out of process. So you can do that right on your college campus. You can do that right at your local community. You can join up in a protest that might be happening nearby. In 2014, I got on a bus from New York City to Ferguson, Missouri. I had no idea this thing would turn into a movement. But this movement started with protests, started with anger, and it started with people going out into the streets and saying, death will not have the last word. So study protests. And the last thing is we do need to build social movements. So we have to not just protest, but how do we sustain that over time? That means building social justice organizations. You could do that right on your campus if they are already student organizations that are doing work around social justice, then consider joining those organizations. It, there's not one that you like or one that speak and say your issue, feel free to be the person. Don't be the one who goes well, yeah. Lane talking about such and such or you wanted to talk about sets and set. And you invite other people to talk about such-and-such and then voila and next priced and don't have to go. Yeah, let me talk about sessions. That's cuz you make sure that people were. So use the resources of the university to fight for social justice through organizations. Remembered as social movements is how everything has changed in this country. If you don't believe me, just do that first thing. Study history. Slavery was not abolished because Abraham Lincoln woke up one morning and say, you know, what is mess that, what we've been doing a Black people all these hundreds of years. There was an abolition movement to break the back of slavery. The KKK didn't have a change of heart when they went to church one Sunday morning, there was somebody by the name of WEB Dubois who was arguing in the courts and there was somebody by the name of either B. Wells who was journaling and they had a dot on her head, they had her death threat or her because she was journaling so marvelously and effectively that they said, we get women to keep writing like this in the newspapers. There's something might change. It was the anti lynching movement that broke the back of lynching in this country. You look at Jim Crow, Jim Crow to end stopped because of a few pieces of legislation. Stop because people like Dr. King, people like Malcolm X, all these people like Fannie Lou, black women like Fannie Lou Hayman, Ella Baker. They organized a march. They did everything they can do to break the back of Jim Crow. Same thing today. In the midst of police violence. We need to study, to understand it. We need to protest in response to it. And we need to build a movement that's going to be sustainable to not just in police violence, but to transform the entire country. Police get in certain cities, almost 50% of the municipal budget. Almost 50% of the municipal budget in Chicago at 1, the police were receiving almost 50% of the municipal budget and they shut down 50 public schools at the same time. So we need to fight to make sure that if money talks to use that phrase, then what is it saying? If we're not investing in our school systems, we're not investing into our health care systems. We're not investing into community-based centers, and we're investing most of our money into the system of policing, which will work for black folks. Then there should be no surprise. And there will be more george fluids and more Brianna tailors. But I think if we study, I think if we protest, and I think if we stand in this long tradition of people who struggle, that we can really do something about this and it might not happen in our lifetime. But we have to play our role in, in a second. But just ask yourself, what's my role? What can I do, what my talent, what am I passionate about? What makes me come a lot? Maybe you're a great dancer, but you can dance for social justice. You can organize a dance concert and say the proceeds are going to go to the George for family or the Joyce Floyd memorial or to community organizations that are fighting for racial justice. Maybe you're a writer, then you can write, write op-eds and school newspaper or in national newspapers and said, I'm not going to sit down and be silent about this. I'm going to write essays and, and maybe you're a fiction writer. You want to help people imagine a whole new world like a Toni Morrison. Then step into that and you can write what ever you do. Maybe you like debated, you'd argue with people about who's better, LeBron or, or KD. Well, you could use those debating skills in the courtroom to fight for racial justice in front of the judge. We've all got a role to play and is a team sport. So let's come to get unless fight for this thing. Thank you so much, Selwyn. Thank you so much. Angela, would you like to have a last word before we handed back to the school? Should I want to say you guys? Thank you. Thank you. Allow us to share our voice. We appreciate you standing by my family. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Back. You forgive it. I'll stop to hear our story at the end of the law harsh. And it's spread our words. And I have to say one thing to the fact that now for your head to New Jersey admission are big. You know, I'm not I phi gives you cannot port. Actually had a last minute. Ya, thank you so much. Thank you. So light it. Alright, guys. Hello. This is Dr. Hicks. Back again. I'm standing in for my unless tourist leader, Dr. Earl Jones, who held an emergency. But I would like to extend my condolences. And please no. To the family of George flow rate that each of you are being lifted up in prayer? From the bottom of my heart. But I'd like to conclude. And I mean, this means a lot to me because one of the classes that I teach is the black frame 11 thing we know about black families is that we bend over backwards to help one another. Are nasty. Who's there like are sometimes are nice desire like our daughters. Because we come from a heritage. Our history didn't begin with flavoured. We came from greatness in the past, and we came from families. We came from a culture in which family was the center of everything, spirituality, core. And we were brought here. And like Angela said, to be treated less than human, to be legislated. When Niles talked about what to do, what we can do. One thing we know that there were laws, specifically in every single system in this society that's important in education and entertainment and economics and politics than law. Love, war, religion. That was specifically developed to maintain the hour, the wealth and the privilege. A few people at the expense of maintaining that privilege, power and wealth. And black people were placed and somewhat of a racial caste where we were set apart. So in order to repair all of this damage, we're going to have to use every tool in the box, every tool in education, every tool in entertainment, every tool to reverse this and hold this country accountable too, though, tenants that are purported to make America great. And with that, I thank you all for participating with us. And stay safe and warm and bless. Goodbye.