Our first guest is Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Provost and Senior Vice President at Virginia Union University. He will be discussing the launch of VUU Global, a new distance learning venture, bringing the “HBCU Experience” to the cloud. VUU Global will provide high-quality opportunities and continuing education experiences to learners across the globe. The launch of VUU Global is timely given international travel restrictions and limited campus access due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major initiative powered by VUU Global is the Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored through the Center for the Study of HBCUs. This year’s distinguished lecturers include notable personalities like journalist Roland Martin; Larry Miller, President Jordan Brands, Nike, Inc.; author Michael Eric Dyson, Professor, Vanderbilt University; prominent attorney Will Stute; gospel artist and musician Charles Jenkins; athlete and sports analyst Jalen Rose. The series started on October 21 and Wednesday, and finishes on October 28 at 12:00 PM ET entitled “The Past, Present and Future of Black-Owned Media.” For life-long learners seeking additional information on VUU Global or to secure a spot in the “The Presidential Lecture Series,” visit https://www.vuu.edu/academics/vuu-global to register. Space is limited. Sign up today. Or visit https://www.vuu.edu/ for more information.
Our next guest is Dr. Kristi Funk, board-certified breast cancer surgeon. She will be discussing The national “Let’s Beat Breast Cancer” campaign, a four-pronged, science-backed strategy, co-created by breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national organization of more than 12,000 doctor members offers several free resources, including an e-cookbook, that will help women adopt its four key components. What you eat can either fuel cancer or help your body seek and destroy it. Eating whole, colorful plant foods helps your body defend itself from rogue cancer cells.
Dr. Funk is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon who co-founded the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Los Angeles. She has helped thousands of women, including celebrities Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow, through breast cancer treatment. While writing the national best-seller Breasts: The Owner’s Manual, Dr. Funk’s research led her family to adopt a plant-based diet. For more information go to https://www.pcrm.org/letsbeatbreastcancer https://pinklotus.com/powerup/drkristifunk/