Documentary Screening 3/29, Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis

Brookens Library will be hosting a screening of the brand new documentary

“Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis”

Tuesday, March 29 – 7:00 pm – Brookens Auditorium

Free and open to the public

John Lewis Film Post Card

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

MARCH Book One Book Club 10/6/2015

One Book, One UIS Invites you to attend the “MARCH” Book Club in the lower level of Brookens Library Tuesday, October 6th at noon.

We will have refreshments and a FREE copy of “MARCH Book One” for all those that attend. You can register before noon HERE or simply stop by and join in the conversation.

The discussion leader will be Nancy Weichert, Clinical Assistant Professor/ Instructional Services Librarian, Brookens Library.

March Book One  - One Book, One UIS 2015

One Book One UIS Event: The Charleston Massacre 9/8/15

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