UIS Speaker Series explores “The Charleston Massacre & the History of Racial Violence in America”
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series will explore “The Charleston Massacre and the History of Racial Violence in America” during a panel discussion.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library.
DETAILS: This event will bring together a panel of experts to explore the historical, social and political lineage that nurtures the current racist culture and climate that enabled the Charleston shootings. This event was inspired by the project #CharlestonSyllabus, http://aaihs.org/resources/charlestonsyllabus/ the creation of Chad Williams, professor of African American Studies at Brandeis University http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Crowdsources-a/231073/
This event is a part of the One Book, One UIS 2015/2016 Community Read Initiative. This years selected text is MARCH by Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell. For more information about One Book, One UIS please visit: www.onebookoneuis.com