We inivite you to North Park on November 2, 2012, for our fourth annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This year's theme, "The Changing Nature of Leadership," brings numerous speakers to help college students explore how they can lead their peers and administrators in critical conversations around diversity, race, student engagement, and justice issues — whatever conversations are most important to these students and their schools.
Pastor Corey Brooks will serve as our keynote speaker. He may be best known as the "rooftop pastor" for spending 94 days living on the rooftop of a vacant Chicago motel to bring attention to the violence on the streets of his South Side neighborhood. He has now begun a walk across America to bring attention to this same problem of gun violence across the nation. This walk, and the efforts of Brooks's Project H.O.O.D., also aim to raise $15 million to build a community and economic development center in his South Side Chicago neighborhood. Brooks was recently honored as "Best Community Leader" by Steve Harvey's 10th Annual Hoodie Awards for his efforts in Chicago and across the country. He is the founder of New Beginnings Church of Chicago, an urban, non-deonimational church on Chicago's South Side.
For more details and a complete conference schedule, visit www.northpark.edu/sdlc.
Contact the Office of Diversity with any questions about this event.
Located in Chicago, North Park University is a Christian comprehensive university that serves nearly 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from around the country and the world. Within a diverse, close-knit, urban community, North Park offers a values-based education to students through 40 undergraduate majors and an adult degree-completion program, as well as graduate and continuing education in business, nonprofit management, nursing, education, music, and theology. By integrating faith with learning — as it has done since its founding in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church — North Park University continues to focus on the important task of preparing students for lives of significance and service.