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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Team

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The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Team is focused on building a healthier and more informed community and on promoting education and thoughtful activism centered on its namesake values. The team carries out this mission by curating and distributing educational material, organizing the Knowledge is Power speaker series, promoting relevant campus and community activism, and creating other programs for the Honors College and the USM community. 

Please email editexecFREEgroups.Mississippi if you have any questions!



Anthom Ahanonu

Anthom Ahanonu

Public Health, Black Studies minor

Arianna Younger

Arianna Younger

Sociology; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion cert.; Political Science minor





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Knowledge is Power Speaker Series

Knowledge Is Power

Organized by EDIT and hosted by the Honors College, the Knowledge is Power Series aims to promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion by hosting educational talks by expert speakers on a variety of social justice topics. 


Upcoming Speakers

Stay tuned!


Past Speakers

  • July 7, 2020
    “Coming to Terms” with Dr. Marek Steedman, and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • July 14, 2020
    “Know Your Rights” with Mr. Brian McCoy, the Mississippi American Civil Liberties Union Advocacy Coordinator and Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy and Administration
  • July 21, 2020
    “Hattiesburg’s Race and Civil Rights History” with Ms. Glenda F. Funchess, a long-term Civil Rights activist in Hattiesburg Mississippi and Regional Managing Attorney for the Mississippi Center for Legal Services; Dr. Rebecca Tuuri, Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi; and Dr. Eve Wade, an Assistant Professor of History at Northwest University.
  • August 3, 2020
    “Grounding Ourselves in Intersectionality” with Ms. Whitney Davis and Ms. Elsa Obus, doctoral candidates in the School of Psychology at Tulane University
  • September 22, 2020
    “Elections and Political Coalitions: A Conversation” with Dr. Marcus J. Coleman, Senior Operations Analyst for the City Administration Office in Washington D.C., and Dr. Marek Steedman, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • October 14, 2020
    “This Ain’t No Cute Shhh: Black with No Chaser and Social Advocacy” with Mr. C.J. Lawrence, C.E.O. of Black with No Chaser, and Ms. Jessica Love, doctoral candidate in the School of Communication at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • February 16, 2021
    “Vulnerability: Creating Your Own Space in a Double Pandemic” with Dr. Maleta Wilson, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Southern Mississippi


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