CHICAGO – Join The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at UIC for a lecture by acclaimed poet Elizabeth Alexander on Tuesday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m. at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago).
Alexander performed her poem, "Praise Song for the Day," at the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. Alexander is currently a professor of African-American Studies at Yale University and the incoming chair of that department. Her most recent books are the poetry collection American Sublime (2005) and the essay collection Power and Possibility (2007).
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.413.7629. This event is presented by the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at UIC and The Public Square.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC SQUARE
The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. More information about The Public Square is available at www.prairie.org/publicsquare.
The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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