Nationally recognized business and community leader Derek Rhodes is this year’s featured speaker. Rhodes topic is “How to Change the World”. Rhodes will explain how he used his personal experience to help him on his life journey of community engagement. He will also detail what he learned during this process, while sharing with students how they can make a lasting contribution in the world.
McCreary will discuss how historic, systemic and structural racism has condemned communities near oil refineries to a life of poverty, health issues and land insecurity. He will also attempt to offer a solution he refers to as “A Just Transition,” which he describes as a “vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.”
A question and answer session will follow’s McCreary’s presentation.
Those interested in attending the event may do so by logging onto https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/j/92610588587 the day of the event.