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Poet and Memoirist Dwayne Betts

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 5:00 pm, Spurlock Museum. Sponsored by the Education Justice Project and UIUC’s Humanities Research Institute this event will have Dwayne Betts speak about his experience being incarcerated as a teenager and how he went on to

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Symptoms of Crisis: “Apostles of Justice: How J. Edgar Hoover and his F.B.I Aided and Abetted Evangelical Conservatism”

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, All Day, Location TBD. Join Lerone A. Martin (Director of American Culture Studies, Washington University in Saint Louis) as he lectures about J. Edgar Hoover aided and abetting evangelical conservatism through his leadership of the Federal

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Legal Humanities: Anthony Ray Hinton

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 7:30 pm, Location TBD. Anthony Ray Hinton was on Alabama’s death row for 30 years before he was exonerated in 2015. Mr. Hinton will speak about his experience on death row and will discuss how such

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Symptoms of Crisis: “Race, Breast Cancer, and African American Women”

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, All Day event, Location TBD. Olufunmilayo I. Olapade (Medicine, Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago) will be speaking about race, breast cancer, and African American Women as part of

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Inside Scoop: Poet Natalie Diaz

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 12:00 pm, Location TBD. Natalie Diaz is an award-winning American poet who will be having a close conversation with Illinois undergraduates from all majors as a part of Inside Scoop at UIUC. Most recently, Diaz won

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Hal Fischer Photographs: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics

Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Krannert Art Museum, Main Level, Contemporary Gallery. Visit the Contemporary Gallery at the Krannert Art Museum to view Hal Fischer’s (a UIUC Alum) photographic series that

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A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing

Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Saturday, February 26, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Krannert Art Museum, Main Level, East Gallery. Come to the Krannert Art Museum to view this recurring exhibit featuring the famed American artist Louise Fishman’s abstract

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Writer-in-Residence: Dave Eggers

Tuesday – Friday, March 1, 2022 – March 4, 2022, Times and Location TBD.  Sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Writing Program at UIUC, this event will showcase writer Dave Eggers and his insights as an author.

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