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Sociological Association hosts guest speakers in March

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana University Sociological Association will host guest speakers in March who will address the topics of interview and interrogation training, and African American athletes.

     The Southeastern Sociological Association sponsors group functions and learning sessions to educate the student body and community about social issues. The free lectures will all take place in Southeastern’s Student Union Theatre and are open to the public.

     Special Agent Ricardo E. Fernandez, a retired FBI agent, will offer a session on interview and interrogation techniques Tuesday, March 20 from noon-2 p.m. The lecture should be of particular interest to law enforcement professionals. Fernandez will offer interview and interrogation training using the “body language” technique, appropriating physical gestures, verbal cues and their implications in attempting to determine deceit.

     Leonard Moore, a Louisiana State University history professor specializing in African American urban history and African American hip-hop culture, will discuss “ESPN and the Mis-education of the African American Athlete” Wednesday, March 21, at 12:30 p.m.

     For additional information on the March events, contact SSA President Melanie Norwood at

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