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Founder's Week 2019
Founder's Week

2019 Events

Founder's Week 2019

Check the Founder’s Day website on February 2, 2019 for final updates to this schedule.

Original Founder’s Day Video “BU/Be You”

Displays in Library including:

  • Shortridge High School Student Art Contest Submissions  
  • Founder’s Day Exhibit
  • Mary Church Terrell Exhibit (on loan from Oberlin College)

Press release information

Monday, February 4

Core Conversation: Freedom and Movement in the Transatlantic World

Atherton Union 111, 12:00 PM
Faculty series; students and staff welcome to join
Lunch tickets provided to attendees

Tuesday, February 5

Movie Screening: Bohemian Rhapsody

Fairview Room, 7:00 PM
Snacks provided; Trivia questions and prizes
Open to staff, faculty, students
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Credit

Wednesday, February 6

ACLU Panel Discussion: Rights for Everyone
Speak Freely Series  

Eidson Duckwall Recital Hall, Noon
Lunch available in Ford Salon at 11:30 AM
Open to staff, faculty, students and community members
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event

Indiana Immigration Simulation: Experience arriving in Indiana as an immigrant

Reilly Room, 6:00–8:00 PM
Hosted by the Center for Citizenship and Community (CCC)
Open to staff, faculty, students and community members
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event

Thursday, February 7

Founder’s Day Trivia Hour

Starbucks/Bookstore, Noon–1:00 PM
Prizes for participants
Open to staff, faculty, students

Keynote Speaker: Menah Pratt-Clarke
A Black Woman’s Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor:
Lessons About Race, Class & Gender in America

JH 141, 4:00 PM
Book signing and refreshments sponsored by Black Alumni Association
Open to staff, faculty, students and community members
Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) Event

Friday, February 8

Founder’s Day at Butler: Presentation by Committee Members

Ford Salon, Noon–1:30 PM
STEP Lunch & Learn Event

Community Event: Women’s Basketball Game

Hinkle Fieldhouse, 7:00 PM
Open to staff, faculty, students
2 free tickets with Butler ID in advance or day of event
Giveaways