The Ohio State University at Marion

Understanding Black Lives

Event Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Event Time: 4:00 p.m.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion is hosting: Black In Korea

In this session, Johnnie Jackson will discuss his Black male experiences in South Korea. Johnnie will talk about how humanizing it is to live outside the USA as a Black American male. This session is based on an academic paper he wrote: “Meditation Gunrunner Speaking, Part I.”

Johnnie Jackson is a traveler, critical race theorist, and teacher educator. He has traveled to fourteen countries, and lived in South Korea for four years teaching English as a Second Language and Intercultural Competencies. He is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University. Johnnie holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration and Marketing from The University of Findlay. He is currently the Diversity and Equity Supervisor for Marion City Schools. He writes about black male studies, Afrofuturism, study abroad, and critical race theory.