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Gannon welcomes alum Brandon Wiley '10 '13M to speak, celebrate Juneteenth

Published: 06/08/2022

Brandon Wiley '10, '13M

Brandon Wiley '10, '13M

June 19 is a national day to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Gannon will host events on the Erie and Ruskin campuses to honor Juneteenth. Because this date falls on a Sunday, we will observe on Monday, June 20. 

Gannon welcomes alumnus and OpenedEyes founder Brandon Wiley '10 '13M to speak and engage in historical education, cultural significance, and fellowship. Students, faculty and staff are invited to take a break in their workday to share in the discussion and enjoy a light lunch in Waldron 219 in Erie, and in RN 142 - Distance Learning Lab in Ruskin, beginning at noon on June 20.

OpenedEyes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Brandon Wiley in 2014, designed to help others create a positive identity founded on a holistic diversity perspective. Their program and curriculum emphasizes an educational model — designed for children, adolescents and young adults — encompassing a multiracial/multicultural phenomenon by being asked the question, "What are you?" Visit https://www.opened-eyes.com/ to learn more. 

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