2007-2008 Celebration of Diversity Lecture Series
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Author, statesman and scholar Carlos Fuentes will kick off Butler University's 20th annual Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in Clowes Memorial Hall.
The 2007-08 series also will include The Three Doctors (Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins) on Jan. 24, 2008; Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, Feb. 18; Mariane Pearl, the widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, March 2; and Michael Eric Dyson, in a joint appearance with his wife, Rev. Marcia Dyson, April 1.
All events begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place in Clowes Memorial Hall. They are free and open to the public, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available for the Fuentes lecture beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 14; availability for the other events is listed below.
For more information, contact the Clowes Hall box office, (317) 940-6444.
Here is this year's lineup as it stands now. A special 20th anniversary lecture event will be announced at a later date.
-- "Immigration: Challenges on Both Sides of the Border,” an address by Carlos Fuentes, Monday, Oct. 15.
Carlos Fuentes is Mexico’s most celebrated novelist and critic. Fifteen of his novels have been published in the United States. He also writes for many European magazines, and his work has appeared in the The Nation, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and The Washington Post Book World. He is also a columnist for the daily newspaper Reforma in Mexico City.
His speech is a hallmark event of Butler's Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
-- "Caring About Our Communities," an address by The Three Doctors, Thursday, Jan. 24.
As teenage boys growing up on the tough inner-city streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins made a pact: They would stick together, go to college, graduate and become doctors. Now, several years later, these three men have overcome countless obstacles and proudly bear the subtitle of doctor and serve as the face of health and education for youth and families across the country.
-- "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values," an address by Gen. Colin L. Powell, Monday, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.
Powell became the 65th Secretary of State on Jan. 20, 2001. As he stated at his confirmation hearing, the guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy during his tenure was that "America stands ready to help any country that wishes to join the democratic world."
-- "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Daniel Pearl,” an address by Mariane Pearl, Sunday, March 2.
In 2002, award-winning international journalist Mariane Pearl was five months pregnant when her husband, The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a militant Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan. Determined not to be broken, she wrote "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl," which introduced the world to Daniel Pearl while providing a heartbreaking first person account of his disappearance and tragic death.
-- “Dyson vs. Dyson: A Gender-Oriented Debate on Contemporary Issues in America,” with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Rev. Marcia Dyson, Tuesday, April 1.
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is one of the nation's most renowned public intellectuals. The remarkable range of his cultural appeal is evident when he is celebrated in the pages of Time magazine and U.S. News and World Report, and in hip-hop and rock publications such as Vibe and Rolling Stone.
Rev. Marcia Dyson is a regular columnist for Essence and hosts a talk radio show in Washington, D.C.
The Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series is a collaborative diversity initiative between Butler University and the Office of the Mayor with generous support from The Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, Allison Transmission General Motors, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Vectren Corporation, Citizens Gas & Coke Utility, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Comcast, Duke Realty Corporation, Radio One, Univision, The Columbia Club and The Westin Indianapolis.
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