Warm Wednesdays are back for Spring 2012! For our first Warm Wednesdays with Wormley event, our guest was Dean Montrose Streeter. He spoke about his growing up in the South, his experiences with issues of segregation while growing up and how experiences shape people’s character. Miss Edith Wormley, Assistant Director of Opportunity Programs, cooked southern food; Southern Style fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, and sweet tea.
On February 14, 2012, Father Alejandro Solalinde engaged HWS students, staff and community members as he spoke about his work with Central American migrants, his struggle to protect them, his faith, and his efforts to provide them with food and shelter.
” I loved the talk with Padre Solalinde. He is completely inspirational and eye opening. The fact that he is an activist now in a time where the borders have becomed even more dangerous is amazing. I hope he comes back soon.”- Carmen Ballarte ’12
“He presents with such a gentle, thoughtful demeanor…yet his passion for the work he does and the people he serves is so powerful you can’t help but to be shaken by his message.” – Ellen Wayne, Catholic Charities
Friday January 27, 2012 HWS students pose with Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC political analyst, who gave the MLK Address at the University of Rochester. Dyson has written several books including: Making Malcolm, I May Not Get There With You, Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster. Dyson discusses issues of social analysis, cultural criticism, hip-hop in modern culture, cultural politics, and racial theory.
“Michael Eric Dyson was one of the most inspirational speakers I have ever seen. He made me realize and think about the many issues that are hidden in the shadows. The two hour talk felt like five minutes. I learned from him not to be afraid to be who you were born to be.” -Aminata Dansoko ’15