The Kentucky State University Center for Research on the Eradication of Academic Disparities (C.R.E.E.D.) will host a lecture series through the month of April.

The three-part lecture series begins April 9 at 11 a.m. in the David H. Bradford Hall Little Theater with “Fatherhood: Implications for Young Men of Color on HBCU Campuses” by lecturer David Cozart.

The lecture will examine the impact fathers and/or father figures have on young men of color on HBCU campuses.

The second lecture of the series takes place April 16 at 11 a.m. in the same location. Dr. Shantel Crosby will present “Recognizing and Responding to Student Trauma in College Classrooms.”

Following this lecture, participants will know ways trauma manifests in the classroom and how to support students experiencing trauma in the classroom to improve their educational well-being.

The final lecture of the series takes place April 23 at 11 a.m. in the same location. Dr. William Turner, C.R.E.E.D. scholar-in-residence, will present “Black Folk Done Lost Their Stuff: The Causes and Consequences of Cultural Loss.”

This lecture will be a discussion of the complexity of black thought and identity in United States history, where “blackness” cannot be easily outlined into discrete fields of ethical, emotional, party-political and spiritual/sacred interests and perspectives.

The C.R.E.E.D. lecture series is free and open to the public.