Friday Forums

Millsaps College Friday Forums

All Forum events are free and open to the public.

Unless otherwise indicated, forums are held at 
1 p.m. in 
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215


Upcoming Programs

Friday, September 8, 2017

Benin 1897 Artist Talk

Dr. Peju Layiwola

Dr. Layiwola is an associate professor of art history and head of the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Dr. Layiwola is also a visual artist working across mediums with an emphasis in experimental printmaking and repousee fine art. Dr. Layiwola will give an artist talk about her Benin 1897 project, which refers to the British "Punitive" Expedition and presents the artist’s impression of Benin’s cultural rape. Benin 1897 seeks to recontextualize the invasion, during which British imperialists sacked an ancient government and its monarch in addition to looting its art by recreating culturally significant artworks.

Contact: Kristen Tordella-Williams

Friday, September 15, 2017

Investigative Journalism Awards

Jerry Mitchell, Ray Mosby, Natalie Perkins, Tim Kalich, and Jamie Patterson

Five winners of the Bill Minor Journalism Prize will take part in the September 15th forum. The prizes for general news and investigative reporting are presented annually in conjunction with the Better Newspaper Contest of the Mississippi Press Association.

Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion-Ledger and Ray Mosby and Natalie Perkins of the Deer Creek Pilot in Rolling Fork, winners of the Bill Minor Prize for Investigative Journalism, and Tim Kalich of the Greenwood Commonwealth and Jamie Patterson of the Yazoo Herald, winners of the Bill Minor Prize for General News Reporting, will all be part of the panel discussion of their work and community news reporting.

Contact: Kenneth Townsend



For archive videos of previous Friday Forums, visit our YouTube channel.

For more information about the Forums, please contact
Kenneth Townsend,, 601.974.1061