OWENSBORO, Ky. — Brescia University will host an upcoming event with an inspirational speaker to celebrate Black History Month. Chris Singleton will be speaking at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, on overcoming adversity. This event will be held virtually through a livestream, and will not be recorded.
Chris Singleton is a former Chicago Cubs minor league farmhand from 2017-18, Singleton is a nationally-renowned speaker whose message of forgiveness following the loss of his mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, in the June 2015 Mother Emanuel AME Church tragedy, helped galvanize the city of Charleston and the nation.
Singleton has presented to over 50 organizations in 2020 alone and has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated, CNN, The Today Show and USA Today. His first book, “Different,” has sold thousands of copies and has been featured by numerous outlets, including The Obama Foundation. Singleton has also created the Love Your Neighbor clothing brand with a message of spreading love and putting an end to racism.
“We are excited to welcome Chris Singleton to campus to speak with our students during Black History Month. His message of overcoming adversity and that the power of love always overcomes hate is greatly needed in our culture,” stated Dr. Josh Clary, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. “His experience as a professional baseball player, as well as the tragedies he has experienced, give him a unique perspective and ability to connect with our students, especially our student-athletes. Mr. Singleton is a true example of living out the spirit of Caritas we hope our students embody.”