On Thursday, August 29, 2019 the Oakwood University Convocation proved to be a grand and inspirational occasion for all new and returning kindergarten, elementary, academy, and university students in the Oakwood community. The webcast event was themed “Nothing To Fear: Celebrating Goodness in the Face of Hate.” During the address, President Pollard, through the use of what he called a “visually immersive presentation,” stressed the importance of knowing the times and staying engaged in service to communities.
With the atmosphere and hearts filled with music from The Aeolians of Oakwood University, President Pollard challenged the students to increase their engagement on the issues through reading to raise their awareness about the history of race relations in America and the lasting effects on those subjected to living under a government infected with an oppressive ideology. However, the president emphasized how Christianity empowers believers to do good in the world. Choosing to journey forward with God with all the challenges one faces will be kept in the proper perspective. Before university and academy students, faculty and staff departed to embark on the new academic year, a special anointing ceremony was performed by Huntsville area clergy, university chaplains and theology faculty.
You are invited to view photos from the 2019 Oakwood University Convocation on flickr.