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Former NFL player Wade Davis II will present the third and final lecture in the college’s 2019-20 Convocation Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Davis will present the lecture titled “Forming Identity in a Complicated Society/Culture,” beginning at 7 p.m. in the Branigin Room in the Napolitan Student Center.

Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker and educator on gender, race and orientation equality.

The lecture will explore the idea that at some point in all our lives, we attempt to form an identity to become who we really are on the inside, against the pressure and influence of external forces -a complicated and on-going battle that often pits the individual against society. Davis will also outline his own private struggles to give up his notions of safety and privilege in an attempt to define himself, free from guilt and the opinions of others.

Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual Convocation Lecture Series that promotes the ideals of the institution. The college upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual and professional growth for a lifetime. The college values people of integrity, a commitment to inclusivity, a culture of intellectual curiosity, the drive for innovation and creativity and the spirit of community.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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