Greensboro College Colloquium Series Features Singer/Activist Jim Cole Nov. 16


GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro College’s 2016-2017 Tannenbaum-Sternberger Colloquia will feature singer and activist Jim Cole speaking at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Sternberger Center on the first floor of James Addison Jones Library on Campus.

 Admission is free, and the public is invited.

  The presentation is titled, “Definitions of Justice: Seeing Each Other’s Humanity as an Obligation of Free Speech.” It continues the 2016-2017 colloqiua theme of “Free Speech and Social Justice.”

 Over the past 25 years, Cole has performed before thousands, not only in the United States, but also in England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Taiwan, and other countries.

 While in Klaipeda, Lithuania, Cole was the artist-in-residence at Lithuania Christian College, where he taught songwriting and guitar performance to students from all over Eastern Europe.

 In addition to Cole’s work as a recording artist, he supports charitable causes such as the ongoing relief effort in the Darfur region of the Sudan. He has donated the proceeds from his “The Acoustic Hymns Project” to the United Methodist Counsel on Relief, which does charitable work in the region.

 Over the past five years, Cole has become active as a spiritual advisor for death row inmates. In a recent interview, when asked why he does this, Cole responded, “For me, visiting with inmates in prison is the closest thing I know to visiting with Christ Himself.”

 The Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation is a private foundation that strives to improve the quality of life for the people of Guilford County, N.C., by funding projects that make a difference in the lives of the people in the community.

 For more information about the colloquia, contact Paul Leslie at 336-272-7102, ext. 5282, or email

 Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

 Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.