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Lycoming College hosts Audri Scott Williams as Unity Day speaker

Lycoming College hosts Audri Scott Williams as Unity Day speaker

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Lycoming College will partner with the Beloved Community Council to welcome Audri Scott Williams to campus on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the campus at Fourth and Basin streets in Williamsport. This event is free and open to the public. Students are invited to join the Unity Day Walk through campus, beginning at Penny's Plaza at 3 p.m. and ending with a rally on the stairs at the end of the quad.

Her presentation, “Unity, Community and Globalization,” challenges individuals to reach deep in the heart of communities to see who they are, to remember the past brings them to the present, and to envision the evolutionary actions that will unite them to affect social and political transformation towards the vision of a beloved community.

Williams brings a unique view of the impact of the global policies on local communities from her position as a trustee of the Global Council of the United Religions Initiative and as the coordinator for the Global Indigenous Initiative.

Williams was the Vision Keeper who led the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk over six continents, and the 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace across America to over 50 communities. She has received numerous awards for her service to humanity, including the Presidential Certificate of Merit, HBO Hearing Her Voice, Telling Her Story Award; Volvo for Life American Heroes Award and the 2008 URI Bowes Award to the Trail of Dreams Team.

She holds a master’s degree in liberal arts from Naropa University/Creation Spirituality in Indigenous Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology from the University of Tampa, with post graduate studies at Harvard University, University of Maryland and American University.

Lycoming College’s Unity Day is a day dedicated to reminding the campus community and the Williamsport area that the college is committed to nurturing an all-embracing environment and does not tolerate hateful behavior.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit