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UU Hosts Black History Month Lecture

Urbana, OH (February 14, 2017)

As part of the Urbana University Black History Month celebration, Olivia Montgomery, Campus Advocate, will address students and community members on Wednesday, February 15 from 12pm – 1pm.  This presentation will take place in the Swedenborg Memorial Library on campus and is titled African American Women and their Unique Celebrations and Challenges throughout History. Montgomery is expected to elaborate on the rich legacy of African American females.

Olivia Montgomery is a Campus Victim Advocate with Project Woman at Central State and Clark State Universities.  A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Sociology and Criminology, Olivia is sharing this information with several universities during Black History Month.  In addition, she is the Chair of the NAACP Young Adults Committee and works with other community groups to promote intersectional activism.

About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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