Events

Campus & Community Book Read

In collaboration with Peoria Reads, Bradley students, faculty, and staff and the Peoria community (including schools) are encouraged to read Warriors Don’t Cry, a biography about the Little Rock Nine and the fight to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Related discussion events and groups are planned around the area. This is a yearlong event.

SEPT

17

4:15 p.m.

Lilly Ledbetter – Q & A

Professional Development
Center, Westlake Hall

Ms. Ledbetter will respond to questions about her experiences in industry, the courts and as a crusader for equal pay. For Bradley students only.

 

SEPT

17

7 p.m.

Grace and Grit

Peplow Pavilion,
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

Lilly Ledbetter – Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay
and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond.
Ms. Ledbetter will talk of her experiences when, at 19 years working at a Goodyear plant, an anonymous note revealed that she made 40% less than her male counterparts.

 

SEPT

20

11:30 a.m.

Read-In

Olin Quad
Rain location: Romeo B.
Garrett Cultural Center

This event is an opportunity for students to “stand in the shoes” of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by publicly sharing
many of his greatest speeches.

 

SEPT

25

6 p.m.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Neumiller Lecture Hall, Bradley Hall
Refreshments, 5:30 p.m.

Register Online>

The film, renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality, will be shown and discussed in this interactive event. President Joanne Glasser will give the opening remarks, and the film discussion will be led by Peoria attorney Donald Jackson ’70 and Cliff Scott-Rudnick of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

 

OCT

23

7 p.m.

Dr. Bernice Sandler

Peplow Pavilion,
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

Dr. Bernice Sandler, considered the “Godmother of Title IX,” will speak about “Chilly Climate for Women: How They Are Often Treated Differently in Ways that No One Notices.” Women (and other outsiders) are often treated in unnoticed ways, such as receiving less eye contact and attention when they speak and being interrupted more than males. Dr. Sandler will discuss these behaviors, as well as strategies for addressing them.

 

NOV

14

12:30 p.m.

Civil Rights and Employment Law

Room 116, Westlake Hall

Patricia Benassi, founding member of Benassi & Benassi, and her law partner, Athena Herman ’94, speak about their pioneering work in employment law. They describe and analyze several of their landmark civil rights cases, including Evans, et al. v. Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing of America, a class action sexual harassment/sex discrimination case that gained world attention and was the biggest sexual harassment case of its time.

 

NOV

20

6 p.m.

The Little Rock Nine

Michel Student Center Ballroom

Dr. Terrence Roberts was one of 9 African American students, known as the Little Rock 9, who were initially prevented from attending Little Rock Central High School in 1957. He shares his experiences on the front lines of desegregation and discusses its impact on today’s society.

 

JAN

20

1:30 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March

Assemble at Garrett Center

 

 

FEB

5

6 p.m.

Bryant Smith Lecture

Garrett Cultural Center

Bryant Smith lecture "Revisiting Racism: Teaching Difference in Post Racial America"

 

FEB

6

7:00 p.m.

Janet Drake

Michel Student Center Ballroom
6:30 pm Refreshments
7:00 pm Lecture

“Modern Day Slavery in Illinois” by Janet Drake

 

FEB

11

7:30 p.m.

Frank X Walker - "The Unghosting of Medgar Evers"

Neumiller Auditorium

Frank Walker, first African-American Poet Laureate of Kentucky, will read from his creative work and discuss the research that went into his books “America! What’s my Name?”, “Affrilachia,” and his most recent book "The Unghosting of Medgar Evers".

His presentation will be co-hosted by the English Department and the Multicultural Student Services Center. This event was funded/supported by ICAC.

 

FEB

19

7 p.m.

Armstrong Lecture by John D'Emilio

Bradley Hall - Neumiller Lecture Hall

History Department Armstrong Lecture – “An Agitator for Justice: The Life and Work of Bayard Rustin” by Professor John D’Emilio of the University of Chicago-Illinois

 

FEB

20

6 p.m.

African American Heritage Affair

Student Center Ballroom

African American Heritage Affair, special guest Step-alive Chicago "Style" Steppers

 

FEB

21

7 p.m.

Bust Black History Showcase

Neumiller 145

The Bust Black History Showcase featuring members of the BU Speech Team

 

FEB

22

2 p.m.

Dr. Stacey Robertson Lecture

Peoria Public Library (Downtown branch)

Dr. Stacey Robertson Lecture, “Slavery by Another Name” (in collaboration with Peoria Public Library “Changing America” Exhibit

 

FEB 27

MAR 2

Clybourne Park

Theater Department to present Clybourne Park

 

MAR

3

7 p.m.

Civil Rights Trials

Hartman Theater

Pre-Law Center/History Department/BU Theater Department to present vignettes of civil rights trials. Sponsored by Hinshaw & Culbertson.

 

MAR 6

MAR 9

Clybourne Park

Theater Department to present Clybourne Park

 

MAR

5

7 p.m.

Paula Monopoli Lecture

Room 130, Westlake Hall

Paula Monopoli Lecture – gender and constitutional design, specifically in regards to the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Ms. Monopoli is a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law and Founding Director of its Women, Leadership and Equality Program.

 

MAR

11

12 p.m.

Frank Mackaman Lecture

Wyckoff Room

Frank Mackaman Lecture – “How Laws are Made: Everett Dirksen and the Civil Rights Act of 1964”

 

MAR

12

7p.m.

Betty Friedan, the Feminine Mystique, and Women's Liberation in Historical Context

Wyckoff Room

Betty Friedan, “The Feminine Mystique” and Women’s Liberation in Historical Context. Participants: Tina Stewart Brakebill (ISU), Stacy Cordery (Monmouth), Holly Kent (U of I Springfield); moderated by Dr. Stacey Robertson

 

MAR

21

8:30a.m. - 2p.m.

Illinois Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference by Dr. James Loewen

Westlake Hall

Dr. Loewen will present a workshop titled "How to Get Students to Confirm Sundown Towns, and What to Do with That Information" and will deliver the keynote address "Lies My Teacher Told Me and How to Do Better.” Details and conference registration available at: http://www.illinoiscss.org/conferences

 

MAR

24

7:00 pm

“The Great Migration”

Marty Theater

6:30 pm Refreshments

7:00 pm Panel Discussion

“The Great Migration” – Between 1915 and 1970 more than 6 million African Americans moved out of the South to cities across the Northeast, Midwest and West. This relocation – called “The Great Migration” – resulted in massive demographic shifts across the United States. These historic changes were chronicled in Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson’s book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Discussion will be facilitated by Carol May and panel members include: Honorable Mary McDade, Kathryn Timmes, Eleanor Cowling, Ernestine Jackson, and Jean St. Julian.

 

MAR

31

6:30 p.m.

"Hood Life; or, Tracking Trayvon: Sentiment, Surveillance and Disappearing Black Boyhood."

Marty Theater

Lecture by Maurice Wallace of Duke University

 

APRIL

3

6:00 pm

A screening of the 2013 film 42

Renaissance Coliseum

The film portrays Jackie Robinson’s first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the racism he encountered as the first African American player in Major League Baseball.

Doug Alligood ‘56 CFA will introduce the film and discuss his experiences as an African American student-athlete at Bradley. He is currently senior vice president of Horizontal Markets at BBDO New York.

 

APRIL

8

7:00 pm

Joyce Yen Lecture

Global Communication Center 126

"Bias, Privilege, and Inclusion: Everyday Examples of Unconscious Discrimination" by Joyce Yen, Program/Research Manager for the University of Washington ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change.

 

APRIL

9

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Joyce Yen Inclusion Workshop

Westlake Hall 116

Joyce Yen Inclusion Workshop

 

 

APRIL

11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebration of 50th Anniversary

Renaissance Coliseum

Celebration of 50th Anniversary of landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act with Rep. John Lewis, member of MLK, Jr.’s inner circle. Find more information here.

 

 

APRIL

15

1:30 pm

“On Becoming a Leader: Women and the Legal Profession”

Room 116, Westlake Hall

Bradley University President Joanne Glasser, “On Becoming a Leader: Women and the Legal Profession”

 

 

APRIL

17

7:00 pm

Todd S. Purdum Lecture

Room 116, Westlake Hall

Todd S. Purdum Lecture, author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

 

APRIL

24

7:00 pm

Christine Agaiby

Micheal Student Center Ballroom

Join Christine Agaiby, Campaign Director of the Center for Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern University School of Law in a discussion about wrongful convictions. Agaiby will discuss how the CWCY raises public awareness about the prevalence, causes, and social costs of wrongful convictions and how they use casework and research to seek policy reforms aimed at preventing future wrongful convictions.

 

APRIL

23

7:00 pm

African American Poetry and the Struggle for Civil Rights: A Legacy

Wyckoff Room, Library

African American literature was born as a direct response of an enslaved peoples' struggle for freedom. This talk will examine the legacy between five African American poets' poems and the African American struggle for civil rights. Lecture by Dr. Demetrice Worley.

 

APRIL

30

Music Celebration of Civil Rights