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Founder's Week 2018
Founder's Week

2018 Events

Founder’s Week displays and media will be up by February 3

Founder’s Day Original Video “How Does Place Shape Our Identity”
(check website for link)

Displays in Irwin Library will include:

  • Shortridge High School Student Art Contest Submissions: “Place + Identity”
  • Founder’s History Exhibit
  • Founder’s Day Grant Winners Posters

Twitter #WWOD, Instagram, and other social media will also be active during Founder's Week

Saturday, February 3

Books and Breakfast: I am Not Your Negro

MLK Center, Butler’s Political Science Department, Desmond Tutu Center
Martin Luther King Community Center, 40 West 40th Street, 10:00 AM

Sunday, February 4

Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Oratorical Competition

Diversity Center is hosting
Reilly Room, 3:00 PM

Monday, February 5

Big Questions: Place, Identity, and Faith

Center for Faith & Vocation, SGA’s Diversity & Inclusion Board co-hosting
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) event
Irwin Library Collaborative Space, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Lunch will be served, please RSVP to

Episodes Debunked: Stereotypes Portrayed on TV

Episodes of She’s Gotta Have It and Brooklyn 99 will be shown
SGA’s Diversity & Inclusion Board is hosting
Pharmacy Building, Room 156, 5:00–7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 6

Rebel Bulldog: The Story of One Family, Two States and the Civil War

Book Discussion and Signing with Jason Lantzer, Assistant Director, Center for High Achievement & Scholarly Engagement (CHASE)
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) event
Irwin Library Collaborative Space, 4:00-6:00 PM

February 7: Founder’s Day!

ACLU Panel: Is There a Place for Restorative Justice in Our Community?  

Panelists: ACLU IN Executive Director Jane Henegar, Woodrow Wilson Fellow & Visiting Scholar Fania Davis and First Year Seminar Guest Poet Ian Manuel (Just Mercy)

Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event
Eidson Duckwall Recital Hall,  Noon
Light lunch will be available in the Ford Salon at 11:30 AM
Free event open to all staff, faculty, students and community

Keynote: Restorative Justice As a Means to Address Historical Harm

Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Visiting Scholar Fania Davis
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event
Reilly Room, 7:30 PM

February 8

STEP Lunch and Learn: Founder’s Day Grant Winners Presentations

Irwin Collaborative Space, Noon
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event
Lunch served, RSVP to
Open to all staff, faculty and students

Java & Justice

Conversation with Woodrow Wilson Fellow Fania Davis
Diversity Center, 2:30 PM
Cookies and coffee will be served

Indiana Immigration Simulation

Experience Arriving in Indiana as an Immigrant

Center for Citizenship and Community (CCC) is hosting
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event
ResCo Dining Hall, 4:00–6:00 PM

Diversity and Inclusion Board (DIBs) Movie Night

Get Out (2017 psychological thriller about racism)

Jess Butler, Instructor of Sociology, will lead discussion
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event
Diversity Center, 5:00 PM 

February 9

Social Justice & Diversity (SJD) Community

Open Office Hours - Learn more about the SJD Requirement
Diversity Center, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Diversity Center Open House

DC student groups will be present to introduce themselves
Atherton Union Diversity Center, 3:00–4:00 PM

First Year Seminar Workshop w/ Guest Poet Ian Manuel (Just Mercy)

Limited Audience: Contact Angela Hofstetter, Instructor of English, at
Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 3:30 PM

First Fridays at Four: Founder’s Week

Diversity Center and CFV Co-hosting
Atherton Union Diversity Center, 4:00–5:00 PM
Pizza will be served

Butler Community Night: Women’s Basketball Game vs DePaul         

Hinkle Fieldhouse, 7:00 PM
2 tickets free for BU community w/ID (check with box office in advance)

February 12

Guest Speaker Levi Baer: Talk Isnt Cheap: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective on Communication as Social Justice

Sponsored by the Lacy School of Business, NEH Ayres Fund, Founder’s Day Committee
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event
Jordan Hall, Room 141, 2:30 PM