Alumna Comes Home to Present at the Fall Woolfolk Lecture Series

Anjerrika R. Bean

Dr. Marco Robinson, Anjerrika R. Bean, MA, and, Prof. Michael Royster at the Lecture Series Event.

Sociology Program alumna, Anjerrika R. Bean, MA, returned to “the Hill” to present a research presentation entitled, “Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence and the Faith-Based Community.”  Bean is a doctoral student in Sociology at Howard University in Washington, DC.   Referring to the assembled audience as her “family”, Bean led a lively and engaging discussion on the state of the Black Church and how social learning theory predicts that African American women may not report instances of violence.  Students were introduced to critical issues that face people of color and also encouraged to try to do something to change their community.

The GR Woolfolk Division Lecture Series was designed to honor the fifty year legacy of Dr. George Ruble Woolfolk, a pioneering educator, historian, and former faculty member at Prairie View A&M University.  The lecture series invites scholars, students, and community members to share innovative ideas on critical issues of social, historical, and political importance and is held at least once a semester.