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Panelists include Howard Chiang (History, University of California, Davis), Việt Lê (Visual Studies, California College of the Arts), Gayatri Reddy (Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago), and Shilpa Menon and Themal Ellawala (graduate students, University of Illinois at Chicago).
This annual event brings together faculty, staff, students, and community members to recognize people who have made a difference in academia. Each speaker will have five minutes to tell the story of the woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.
Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
A Year of Creative Writers Poet-in-Residence, Tyehimba Jess, will read from Olio, the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
Time TBD—check back for more information and registration link. Join director Christina Antonakos-Wallace and two of the film’s subjects, Sonny and Tania, for a panel discussion on the documentary From Here.