As part of the Urbana campuswide initiative Inclusive Illinois, the University of Illinois campus will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a series of lectures, performances and other events related to freedom and equality.
The event series is for UI students, staff and faculty as well as members of the Champaign-Urbana community. For more information about most events, go to http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/MLK/emanproc.html or contact Ron Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jan. 19, performance: "Sing the Truth!" as Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright continue the legacies of Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Odetta, at 7:30 p.m., Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
— Jan. 24-28, art exhibit: Jacob Lawrence Toussaint L'Ouverture Series, Krannert Art Museum.
— Jan. 24, lecture: Jacob Lawrence by Edmund B. Gaither, director and curator, Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, 4 p.m. College of Law Auditorium; 6 p.m. exhibit opening, Krannert Art Museum.
— Jan. 25, teacher workshops: "Teaching and Learning about the Civil Rights Movement," featuring Alana Murray at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., College of Education.
— Jan. 30, film: "Mississippi, America," featuring producer Judith McCray, 7 p.m., College of Law Auditorium.
— Jan. 31, lecture: Thavolia Glymph, author of "Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household," 4 p.m., Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum.
— Feb. 6, film: "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," featuring filmmaker Katrina Browne, 7 p.m., location to be announced.
— Feb. 9, "Sweet Honey In The Rock, Grammy Award-winning, African-American women a cappella ensemble, expressing their history as women of color via song, dance and sign language, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert.
— Feb. 19, community conversation: "Crime, Diversity and Equality," 9 a.m., Illini Rooms B & C, Illini Union (for details, contact Otis Noble III at email@example.com).
— Feb. 20, lecture: Professor Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," 6 p.m., Illini Rooms B & C, Illini Union.
— Feb. 23, Black and Latino Male Summit 2013, featuring speakers and workshops, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., location to be announced (for details, contact Rory James at firstname.lastname@example.org).
— Feb. 27, culminating celebration: Keynote address, by Myrlie Evers-Williams, with performances by the UI Black Chorus and the Illinois Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert.
— Times and dates TBA, film series: January and February.