An afternoon talk with Kevin Powell on the subject of equality turned into an inspirational, thought-provoking discussion among Merritt and community members of all ages and all races. Later that day Art Department Co-Chair Sheila Metcalf-Tobin sent an email to the President’s Office, which read: “Thank you for bringing Kevin Powell to Merritt to speak with students, staff and faculty today. I thought the interactive dialogue was profound. I was really excited by a story one of the participants shared about the community meetings that used to happen regularly on the campus during the time of the Black Panther Party. I would love to hear more about these meetings and work collaboratively to bring them back to the campus.”
Many share Sheila’s thoughts and hope Kevin Powell comes back soon to educate and inspire us!