One Book One UIS Events

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The One Book, One UIS Keynote Lecture, MARCH: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Social Justice is quickly approaching and we have lots of great events taking place this week in conjunction with the community reading initiative. All events are FREE and open to the public and we would encourage you to attend.

Keynote Lecture: MARCH: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Social Justice.

Speakers: Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell

  • 7:00 pm – Sangamon Auditorium – University of Illinois Springfield
  • Free & Open to the Public – Book Signing Immediately Following
  • Tickets  Required (FREE) Through the UIS Sangamon Auditorium
  • Tickets can obtained in-person, online or by calling the Sangamon Auditorium: 217-206-6160

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015

  • One Book, One UIS Book Club – “MARCH” by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  –  Brookens Library – Lower Level
  • Sponsored by: African American History Museum
  • Free & Open to the Public

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

  • UIS Faculty Panel: “MARCH Through Disciplinary Eyes: Faculty on John Lewis, Graphic Novels, and the Civil Rights Movement.”
  • 7:00 pm – Brookens Auditorium – University of Illinois Springfield
  • Sponsored by One Book, One UIS
  • Free & Open to the Public

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

  • “The History of the Negro Spiritual & Gospel Music”
  • 7:00 pm – Lincoln Library – The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois
  • Free & Open to the Public

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015

  • “The Importance of Non-Violent Protests to Oppose Racial Injustice in Ferguson” – Pastor Cori Bush & Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
  • 7:00 pm – Brookens Auditorium – University of Illinois Springfield
  • Free & Open to the Public
  • Sponsored by the UIS ECCE Speaker Series

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015

  • UIS Music Freedom Concert
  • 1:00 pm – Polly Roesch Muscia Room – Visual and Performing Arts Building – University of Illinois Springfield
  • Free & Open to the Public
  • Donations benefit UIS Student Music Merit Awards

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