ASU’s RCA Symposium to Discuss Importance of the Liberal Arts at HBCU’s

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Alabama State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will host the 6th Annual Research and Creative Activity Symposium on April 16-17 in the John Garrick Hardy Student Center. Alumna and attorney Maya McKenzie will be the guest speaker.

During these two-day symposium, there will be a variety of panels, oral presentations, and poster displays from academics and students from ASU and other institutions, most of which will relate to the symposium’s theme: The Importance of the Liberal Arts at HBCUs.

The public is welcome and all events are free to attend.


John Garrick Hardy Center, second floor (Theater, Ballroom A, and Ballroom B)

Alabama State University Campus

1055 Tullibody Drive

Montgomery, AL 36104


April 16-17 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day


Attorney Maya McKenzie will speak in the Hardy Center Theater on Tuesday, April 16 from 3-4 p.m.


Maya graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Alabama State University in 2013. Since working on her first political campaign at an early age in her hometown of Sylacauga, Alabama, she has been actively involved in voter registration and education efforts. After graduating, she worked as Legal Fellow at Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP in Los Angeles, California and as a legal assistant for the production of an independent documentary on Nigeria. McKenzie earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a Student Attorney for the Georgetown Law Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic and Academic Chair of the Georgetown Black Law Students Association. She is currently an associate at Paul Hastings, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and a member of the FinTech and Payments Group.