Ohio Senator Hearcel Craig Discusses Cultural Healing at Black History Month Event

Posted Feb 22, 2023

Senator Hearcel Craig
Senator Hearcel Craig

The first guest of Otterbein’s new Black History Month Multicultural Alumni Recognition Lecture is State Senator Hearcel Craig, Ohio Senate District 15, an advocate for building communities through investments that improve the lives of residents.

Craig will give a lecture, “Cultural Healing Through Serving Our Community,” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in room 114 of Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. A reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

Recently sworn in as assistant minority leader during Ohio’s 135th General Assembly, Craig is in his second term in the Ohio Senate. Prior to his election to the Senate in 2018, Craig served two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 26th District and on Columbus City Council from 2007 to 2014. A dedicated public servant, he continues to advocate for meaningful investments in neighborhoods, creating jobs to expand the local economy, and prioritizing education and healthcare focused on children, families, veterans, and seniors.

The lecture is facilitated by Assistant Professor Nicholas Robinson, History and Political Science. It is sponsored by the Office of Social Justice and Activism and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer.