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Radical Illini: Conversations on Student Activism

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
activism, student activism
Sponsor
The University of Illinois Press and the University of Illinois Archives
Location
Main Library Room 106 1408 W. Gregory Avenue, Urbana, IL 61874
Date
Oct 5, 2019   All Day
Cost
Free
Contact
Julie Laut
E-Mail
jlaut2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
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Radical Illini: Conversations on Student Activism will be a two day symposium exploring the past and present of student activism at the University of Illinois inspired by the recently published UIP book Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois by Michael Metz.

 

Saturday Morning Sessions, October 5, 8:45 am – Noon

Saturday sessions coordinated by the University of Illinois Press and the University Archives.
Location: Smith Memorial Hall 25

805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 (accessibility map)
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:30 Radicals in the Heartland: Reflections on the 1960s Protest Movement

Moderator: Michael Metz, author of Radicals in the Heartland

Featuring reflections from activists interviewed for Radicals in the Heartland: Vic Berkey, Phil Durrett, Patsy Engelhard, Vern Fein, and Vince Wu

10:45 – noon Keynote by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins

Keynote by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist at the University of Maryland College Park, and co-founder of Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented), which focuses on documenting student activism among historically marginalized communities.

   
Saturday Afternoon Sessions, October 5, 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Location: Main Library Room 106

1408 W. Gregory Avenue, Urbana, IL 61874 (accessibility map)
1:30 – 3:00 Documenting Student Activism: The Role of the Archive

Moderator: Ellen Swain, Student Life and Culture Archivist 

Panelists: Jessica Ballard, University of Illinois Archives
     Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist, University of Maryland
     Kurtis Ture, Department of History

3:00 – 4:00 Closing Session: Talk Back and Q&A

 

 

 

Find more details on the events here: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/metz/radicals/

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