Advocate of Community, Education Speaks at Penn's Inn

Published 10.30.2015


Ralph E. Godbolt engages his Penn's Inn audience.Kathy W. Zakarian, Penn College's director of counseling, lends her expertise to one of the interactive scenarios.Copies of Godbolt's book, "Kickin' the Ballistics," were available for purchase and autographs.Student Tyler D. Hodge role-plays during the interactive program.A dialogue on community, race, education and social justice was encouraged Tuesday by Ralph E. Godbolt, co-founder, CEO and president of HIP HOP Inc., who presented “Building a Legacy – Exploring Manhood, Education and Community Engagement in the Age of Hip-Hop” in the Bush Campus Center. Godbolt's visit to Penn College was followed by a Wednesday appearance at First Presbyterian Church in the city, where he continued to encourage civic involvement and education as keys to reversing crime, addiction and other societal ills.
Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer