Department of Leadership and Culture Hosts Q Union Event

November 11, 2019

The Department of Leadership and Culture partnered with Q Ideas on October 24 to host Q Union, an event geared towards providing guidance and inspiring conversation on how to engage with society’s more difficult conversations.

Q Union is an annual event hosted on 34 college campuses throughout the country, featuring three student speakers and three globally broadcasted speakers. Attendees were given the opportunity to hear from all speakers and then engage in discussion with other attendees regarding the overarching theme of “Create a Better Future.”

The evening ended with a panel discussion featuring the student speakers and moderated by Jack Saunders. Nearly 130 guests attended the event in the new Stophel Center.

Global speakers included: 

  • Author and Journalist Malcolm Gladwell: “Talking to Strangers”
  • Author and Speaker Rebekah Lyons: “Establishing Daily Rhythms” 
  • Pastor and Author Francis Chan: “Build True Community” 

Student speakers included:

  • Faith Simmons: “Loving Uncomfortably”
  • Carlos Portillo: “The Root of Brokenness”
  • Titus Prude: “An Emotional God” 

“Our department is really proud of our student speakers,”  said Anna Grace Autry, administrative intern for the Department of Leadership and Culture. “We are so encouraged by the response of everyone who attended. Watching these conversations begin and seeing them continued is what it’s all about, and we are so excited to see how God will keep using it.” 

To learn more about Q Union, visit here.

To learn more about the Department of Leadership and Culture, visit here.