‘The Good News about Racism’

For Immediate Release: Feb. 5, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— Eraka Rouzorondu, empowerment specialist, will speak on “The Good News about Racism” Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at Bloomsburg University’s Multicultural Center. This presentation, focuses on the history of racism in society, is open to the public free of charge. It is co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and BU’s Multicultural Center.

Rouzorondu is an educator, poet, producer, director, performance artist and author. As the executive director of Ascension Productions, she presents personal, cultural and spiritual workshops. She has spoken to national organizations, universities, and major corporations, as well as individual personal clients over the past 25 years.

“The first step to solving a problem is gaining a clear understanding of what created it,” Rouzorondu said. “The ‘good news’ is that we know exactly how racism against African Americans got started and exactly how and why it is being perpetuated – that means we know exactly what to do about it.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.