Ysaye Barnwell is keynote speaker for Racial Legacies and Learning series

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Ysaye Barnwell

by Brennan Burks, Miami University Regionals

Miami University Regionals' welcome Ysaye M. Barnwell as the keynote speaker at the 32nd Racial Legacies and Learning Lecture series. Her program, "Building a Vocal Community," will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center on the Hamilton campus.

Barnwell is a renowned educator, composer, performer and activist. She is also a former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy Award-winning, all-women, African-American, a cappella ensemble. Barnwell will share her personal history and thoughts on building a community through song, dance and discussion. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Barnwell at a reception immediately following the presentation.

This presentation is a collaborative project by students from Miami University Regionals, Wilmington College and Central State University. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. To reserve your seat, visit or call the office of diversity and multicultural services at 513-785-3024.