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Religous Pluralism with Dr. Marcella Hall on Monday's Access Utah

Dr. Marcella Runell Hall

Dr. Marcella Runell Hall is a social justice scholar and author specializing in Diversity Education/Training, Spirituality/Religion, Race/Ethnicity, Hip-Hop Education, Social Justice and Critical Pedagogy.

Dr. Hall will discuss Religious Pluralism and the events and services that aid in enabling tolerance and cultural literacy. She will also discuss hip-hop music being used as a scholarly subject in research and classrooms. She will be visiting Utah State University Wednesday, October 16, to present a Lecture titled: How to Jump Start your Campus-Wide Interfaith Movement. 

The event is presented by the Inter-Faith House of USU Housing’s Living Learning Community, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and USU’s Religious Studies Program.   Author of three award winning books: The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook; Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change; and Love, Race and Liberation: ‘Til the White Day is Done. Currently, Hall is the Co-Director of the Center for Spiritual Life at New York University. She also serves as Clinical Faculty in the NYU's Silver School of Social Work.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.