UI campus to mark 150th anniversary of document

UI campus to mark 150th anniversary of document

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 rwbailey@illinois.edu.

A rundown:

— 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 onoble@illinois.edu).

— 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 rjames4@illinois.edu).

— 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.


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