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Grinnell College Bucket Course- “Lessons on Violence: The Power of Telling-the-Truth in Academic and

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Time: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Categories: Lectures & Talks

Location Description:

Drake Community Library- Community Room 

Event Description:

Dr. Kesho Scott, renowned Diversity Trainer/Consultant, Senior Associate Professor of American Studies
and Sociology at Grinnell College, and award-winning writer, will speak at the Wednesday, October 12
Bucket Course on “Lessons on Violence: The Power of Telling-the-Truth in Academic and Life Situations.”
This one-session class will take place at the Caulkins Community Room of Drake Community Library from
10 am to 11:30 am. No pre-registration is required and no fee will be charged. Donations toward the
purchase of coffee and cookies are gratefully accepted.
Dr. Scott’s class will examine the power of truth-telling about the phenomena of human violence. After
exploring the dimensions, roles, and impact of social violence, she will examine the counterpart: how
non-violence functions in humanity. Her goal is for attendees to understand more deeply the power we
all have in making non-violence part of the process of change.
Professor Scott says, “I am interested in increasing our learning and growing as social human beings.”
By encouraging listeners to create a standard of intentional non-violence, she hopes to encourage them
to create long-lasting harmony as family members, as neighbors, or as activists.
Scott was born in Detroit in the 50s and lived through the social movements of the 60’s and 70’s. She
taught at Grinnell College over 36 years. She is partnered, and is a mother and grandma; she has
participated in local and national activism for her entire life.
Scott says, “I believe our greatest strengths come from practicing continued love of humanity, teaching
and learning, and staying out of the kitchen.”
Bucket Courses are sponsored by the Community Education Cooperative, including Grinnell Regional
Medical Center, Grinnell College, Drake Community Library, Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell
Area Arts Council, Mayflower Community, Grinnell Education Partnership, Read to Lead, and Iowa Valley
Community College. Videos of previous Bucket Courses are available on the YouTube channel Grinnell
Community Education Cooperative.
For more information, contact Bucket Course Committee Chair Judy Hunter at

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