#HandsUpPQC- We stand with the Ferguson, MO community and the family of Michael Brown.  Our hands will stay up until justice is served in Ferguson.  We are Paul Quinn College and this is #nationbuilding.

#HandsUpPQC- We stand with the Ferguson, MO community and the family of Michael Brown.  Our hands will stay up until justice is served in Ferguson.  We are Paul Quinn College and this is #nationbuilding.

Summer in the Quinnite Nation (To Kazakhstan and beyond….)

Quinnites:

It’s been an action-packed summer in the Quinnite Nation.  While we continue to spread our message nationally, this summer we expanded our reach beyond North America. Instead of writing a long boring blog post about it, I thought I share the experience with you via pictures.  I hope you enjoy the trip.  - Prez

1. This is me with a group of kids in Astana, Kazakhstan.  I was there as a part of my doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

2. This is a picture of two of my classmates (Colette Pierce-Burnette and Andy McGadney), myself, and one of our professors, the legendary Bob Zemsky. (We are in Almaty, Kazakhstan).

3. Here is a picture of the Quinnite Nation’s good friend Dan Healy and his son at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

4. Zhuldyz is one of the very best students at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. She gave me one of the best quotes that I have heard in a long time.  According to her: “Educated girls don’t care what others say.” 

5. Duke comes to town: During the month of May, a team of researchers from Duke University’s Nicholas School moved to Dallas and partnered with us to conduct a study assessing the impact of life in Highland Hills (the neighborhood surrounding PQC) on its residents. Their research painted a sobering picture of life in this community and serves as the launching pad for next spring’s Duke Immerse collaboration.

6. This picture is from one of the mosques in Kazakhstan.  The hooded ladies are my classmates from Penn.  They were required to cover themselves when they entered the mosque.  Our time spent inside those walls filled me with a sense of peace and reverence. 

7. Rev. Jesse Jackson visited our campus and spoke to our students and members of the Dallas community.  In this picture he is standing with our National Alumni President Bess Dunner and sophomore Devon Glenn.  It was wonderful to have the Reverend share his thoughts and words with our campus/community.imageimageimageimageimageimageimage