Professional musicians and race relations experts Daryl Davis and Arno Michaelis will present “No Place for Hate: A Conversation in Black and White” at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Wednesday, February 18 at 11 a.m. in the College Activities Center.
Davis and Michaelis once held profoundly opposing views. Michaelis served as a founding member of the largest racist skinhead organization in the world and was deeply involved in the white power movement. Davis infiltrated Ku Klux Klan (KKK) rallies and interviewed leaders, who were unaware he is black, to eradicate hate and bigotry.
The two now stand on stage as brothers; embracing and supporting their shared passion to end hate, bigotry and violence. The lecture discusses the transformative and universal power of music and how it brings people together and helps remove racial boundaries.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture, visit http://wolfmanproductions.com/no-place-for-hate/.
Planned by the WVU Parkersburg Social Justice Committee in observance of Black History Month, this unique opportunity is possible with funding from a Diversity for Equity grant provided through a joint initiative of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education. Additional support is provided by the WVU Parkersburg Partnerships Project Grant and the WV Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts.