Black History Month
Black History Month was expanded from one week to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial, to signify the importance of Black history, the Civil Rights movement, and the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. Join Lewis & Clark as we celebrate Black history month! For a list of events hosted by the Law School please visit: http://blackhistorymonth2014.wordpress.com/.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalist, renowned national correspondent, news anchor, and activist will share her personal and professional journey as a civil rights and social justice advocate over the last five decades. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, challenged segregation laws in 1961 and became one of the first two black students - and the first black woman - to enroll at the University of Georgia. Hunter-Gault began her journalism career as the first black woman writer for The New Yorker magazine in the mid-1960s. From there, she went on to serve as the Harlem bureau chief for The New York Times, national correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and a correspondent for CNN. Please join us for an evening with Charlayne Hunter-Gault! Doors open to the Chapel at 6:30 PM with the program starting at 7:00 PM. Immediately following the lecture will be a book signing opportunity in the Gregg Pavilion. Copies of To the Mountain Top will be available for purchase! Sponsored by Lewis & Clark’s Chamberlin Lecture Series, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement.
President Barry Glassner and ASLC President Callie Rice invite you to an evening with former U.S. Representative Harold Ford Jr. and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. As prominent leaders representing both sides of the political spectrum, former U.S. Representative and NBC News Analyst Harold Ford, Jr. and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele engage audiences in the most hot-button issues facing every American: stability in the Middle East, domestic security, energy policy, healthcare & education reform, military transformation, the economy, and the future of the two major political parties. Sponsored by the Office of the President, Dean of Students, ASLC, CAB, Student Activities, and Campus Living.
20th and 21st Century Climate Change: Climate Modeling, Societal Impacts, and Environmental Justice with Warren M. Washington
Everyone knows that recent climate has changed…almost everyone. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report (IPCC AR4) has convinced most climate scientists that humankind is changing the earth’s climate and that significant global warming is taking place. Some scientists are skeptical of the IPCC view and think the observed changes result from natural climate variability or other causes. A review of recently observed 20th century climate change will be presented and compared with climate model simulations along with a discussion of the scientific uncertainties and societal impacts. Also discussed will be policy options including possible geoengineering of the climate system and the issue of environmental justice.
Warren M. Washington, Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado was among the first scientists to pioneer the development of climate models that are used for evaluation of humankind’s impact on the global environment. In 2010, President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Science for his work. This event is brought to you by Dean Tuajuanda Jordan, Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Campus Activities Board and the Black Student Union present the film The Great Debaters. This touching drama is based on the true story of Mel Tolson, a professor at Wiley College who inspired his students to form the school’s first debate team. This group of kids was the first African American team to ever go up against Harvard and defeated the famed debate team in the national championship.
Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker; The Weinstein Company; Directed by Denzel Washington; Rated PG-13; 127 minutes; 2007
Presented by the Campus Activities Board and the Black Student Union.
Join us in our 3rd annual student performance and production of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Shange’s play - which is considered to be a landmark piece in African American literature and black feminism - depicts the interconnected lives of nine women, exploring their lives and struggles as women of color.
Directed by Chelsea Burwasser ’14
Sponsored by Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement