Founder's Week 2017 Events
- Original Founder’s Day Video “What Does Justice Mean to You”
- Displays in Library
- Shortridge High School Student Art Contest Submission and Information re. Shortridge Historical Connection
- Founder’s Day Exhibit
- Founder’s Day Grant Winners Posters
- Twitter feeds from President and others
- #WWOD to share thoughts during Founder’s Week
- 1855 Scholarship Drive to benefit the Diversity Center
- Women’s game vs Xavier, Hinkle Fieldhouse, 1:00 PM
- Free for students, staff, faculty
- 2 tickets w/ Butler ID at door
February 3 and 4
- BCR Event: The Back Pocket Play, LH 328, 7:00 PM
- Original student directed play by Sonia Goldberg
- Reception with the director immediately following
- Free event
- BCR Event: Film Screening
- “What Does Justice Mean to You” original short film
- Children of Syria film aired on Frontline April 2016
- Fairview House Community Room, 3:00 PM
- BCR Event: Fighting for Our Rights: A Discussion with Ken Faulk from the ACLU of Indiana
- Reilly Room, 9:30 AM
- Breakfast served
- Free event open to all staff, faculty, and students
- Undoing Racism Workshop Presentation, Irwin Collaborative, 11:30 AM
- Lunch served
- Free event open to all staff and faculty
- Books and Breakfast Discussion: Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr., MLK Center 40 W. 40th Street, 10:00 AM
- Moderated by Dr. Terri Jett, Professor of Political Science
- Video presentation ("Why Founder's Week?")
- Founder's Day exhibit in Irwin Library
- Exhibit of artistic submissions from Shortridge High School students on the theme of Privilege and Opportunity
Sunday, February 7
- 2:00 PM, Hinkle Fieldhouse
Women's Basketball, Butler vs. Providence.
In commemoration of Butler's actual Founder's Day -- February 7 -- admission is free for students, staff, and faculty. Founder's Week t-shirts will be distributed.*
Monday, February 8
- 2:00 PM, Irwin Library
Kickoff event, during which a class photo including Gertrude Mahorney (see fact #5 at right) will be unveiled.
- 5:30-8:30 PM, Diversity Center*
Screening of film "Higher Learning," (1995, John Singleton), followed by discussion. View a trailer for the film.
Tuesday, February 9
- Advocacy Day and voter registration drive (online registration through TurboVote), outside Starbucks
- 12:00-1:00 PM, Center for Faith & Vocation*
Pizza and dialogue on "Faith: Does It Encourage or Discourage Inclusivity?"
- 5:00-7:30 PM, ResCo *
Celebration of Mardi Gras.
Wednesday, February 10
- 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Starbucks
Voter registration drive (online registration through TurboVote)
- 12:00 noon, Johnson Room (Robertson)
Panel discussion, "Campus Speech: Free or Filtered? Privilege or Opportunity?" Part of the First Wednesdays series presented by ACLU of Indiana. Registration and lunch at 11:30. Butler Cultural Requirement credit.
- 7:30-9:00 PM, Diversity Center *
Qurrat Ann Kadwani, star of They Call Me Q, will be on hand for this event sponsored by DIB. Butler Cultural Requirement credit.
Thursday, February 11
- Inaugural Day of Giving, in celebration of Founder's Week. The goal of this one-day campaign is to celebrate Butler and increase support for student scholarships and the Butler Fund. A gift of any size will help reach the donation goal of 600 gifts. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the impact of gifts can be multiplied.
- 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, Reilly Room
An "(Un)Fair," featuring interactive games and displays. Food trucks will be available outside Atherton.*
- 6:30-8:00 PM, Reilly Room *
Diversity Game Show: Fun, interactive game show hosted by Simplified Entertainment.
Friday, February 12
- 2:00-4:30 PM, PB-156
Screening of documentary film "Tested" by Curtis Chin. In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70% of school-aged youth, they represent less than 5% at the city's most elite public high schools. "Tested" follows a dozen racially and socio-economically diverse 8th-graders as they fight for a seat at one of these schools. Their only way in: to ace a single standardized test. "Tested" explores access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth. The screening will be followed by discussion with Curtis Chin. View a trailer for the film. Butler Cultural Requirement credit.
- 5:30-8:00 PM, Diversity Center *
Pride Party: Celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community. With DJ Heartbreaker.
Saturday, February 13
- 2:30 PM, Hinkle Fieldhouse
Men's Basketball, Butler vs. Xavier. Founder's Week t-shirts will be distributed.
* Sponsored by the Diversity Inclusion Board (Student Gov't Assoc.) and/or the Diversity Center, in conjunction with Founder's Week.