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Woodson to speak on 'beyond victimization,' Feb. 9

Social commentator Robert Woodson Sr. will deliver an address on "The Underground Railroad of Self-Determination: Beyond Victimization" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in 104 Computer Science.

According to Woodson, the rich legacy of the civil rights movement has degenerated into race grievance and victimization. He calls for future actions to embrace the principles of self-determination.

Woodson is founder and president of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, a nonprofit organization created in 1981 to support grassroots initiatives addressing societal problems such as family dissolution, youth violence and substance abuse as well as engendering social and economic revitalization in local communities. A strong proponent of strategies of self-help and empowerment, he frequently is featured in print and broadcast media.

The lecture is in recognition of Black History Month and is presented by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

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