Faculty Spotlight

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Dr. Fannie Rushing,
civil rights activist and history professor at BenU, led a panel discussion at the Obama
Foundation Summit in October. She was chosen to help lead the inaugural summit aimed at inspiring a new generation of leaders.

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Black History Month Lecture: "Unlocking Democracy: Restoring Full Citizenship to the Formerly Incarcerated"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Black History Month Lecture: "Unlocking Democracy: Restoring Full Citizenship to the Formerly Incarcerated"

Date: February 27

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 321

Event Sponsor: Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Contact: Ms. Lynn Dransoff    630-829-6250    ldransoff@ben.edu

Event Description:

 

Dr. Christina Rivers is an associate professor of political science at DePaul University, and the director of the university's Center for Black Diaspora. Her teaching and research interests include African-American politics and political thought, civil and voting rights law, and the implications of mass incarceration on the political rights and representation of African Americans. She has published a book on these topics and currently works with inmates at Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois on education and public policy.

Mar
1
Annual Benedictine Heritage Lecture: "Contemplation and the Suffering Earth: Thomas Merton, Pope Francis, and the Next Generation"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Annual Benedictine Heritage Lecture: "Contemplation and the Suffering Earth: Thomas Merton, Pope Francis, and the Next Generation"

Date: March 01

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: St. Benedict Chapel (Kindlon 4th floor)

Event Sponsor: Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Contact: Ms. Lynn Dransoff    630-829-6250    ldransoff@ben.edu

Event Description:

In this year's Benedictine Heritage Lecture, Dr. Christopher Pramuk draws from Thomas Merton and Pope Francis to explore the epistemological roots of the environmental crisis, with special attention to university education and the formation of young people.

Dr. Pramuk is the Chair of Ignatian Thought and Imagination and Associate Professor at Regis University. His areas of expertise include the famed spiritual writer Thomas Merton and contemporary issues at the intersection of spirituality, the arts, theology, and racial justice.

Mar
4
First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series: "John Hitchcock: Printmaking & Activism"
Main Campus in Lisle
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Details

First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series: "John Hitchcock: Printmaking & Activism"

Date: March 04

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Komechak Art Gallery (Kindlon 5th floor)

Event Sponsor: Komechak Art Gallery

Contact: Ms. Cathy Gaddis    (630) 829-1873    cgaddis@ben.edu

Mar
5
Teach-In on Social Justice and Inequality
Main Campus in Lisle
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

Teach-In on Social Justice and Inequality

Date: March 05

Time: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Ms. Megan Benham    630-829-6049    mbenham@ben.edu

Event Description:

Benedictine's 2018 Teach-In event will offer members of the BenU community the opportunity to engage in dialogue around issues of social justice and inequality. In addition to panel sessions that cover a wide array of topics, the Teach-In will feature keynote addresses by Dr. Catherine S. Ramírez ("Assimilation: An Alternative History") and the Chicago-based poet Kevin Coval ("Hip-Hop & Social Justice in the Civic Sphere"). Other events will include a poster session, an activism fair, and an evening performance by Storycatchers Theatre's Changing Voices Ensemble.

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