An evening with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Thursday, July 24

Krasa Student Center, Second Floor



Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Film Presentation: "The Hunting Ground"
Main Campus in Lisle
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Film Presentation: "The Hunting Ground"

Date: September 27

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 110

Contact: Dr. Patricia Somers    psomers@ben.edu

Event Description:

From the official website for The Hunting Ground:

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.

In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.

Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.

Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.

Since the film's premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies.

Sep
28
Jazz Ensemble Performance (MUSI 128)
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Details

Jazz Ensemble Performance (MUSI 128)

Date: September 28

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Scholl 101

Event Sponsor: Dept. of Music

Contact: Ms. Kathleen Toohill    (630) 829-6344    ktoohill@ben.edu

Event Description:

Jazz ensemble conducted by Patrick Infusino.

Sep
29
Global Studies Forum: “Dancing in Damascus: Resilience and Creativity in the Syrian Revolution”
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Global Studies Forum: “Dancing in Damascus: Resilience and Creativity in the Syrian Revolution”

Date: September 29

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall 321

Event Sponsor: Global Studies Program, with support from a DOE-UISFL grant

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

Event Description:

A talk by miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University

Professor cooke's research focuses on the intersection of gender and war in modern Arabic literature and Arab women writers' constructions of Islamic feminism.

Free and open to the public.

Oct
13
Lecture by Dr. Gerald Horne: "Race and Rebellion in the Americas: From the Haitian Revolution to Black Lives Matter”
Main Campus in Lisle
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Event Details

Lecture by Dr. Gerald Horne: "Race and Rebellion in the Americas: From the Haitian Revolution to Black Lives Matter”

Date: October 13

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Krasa AB

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

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

Event Description:

Dr. Gerald Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He received his B.A. from Princeton, a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as chair of the Black Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Horne held joint appointments with Communications Studies, the African and Afro-American Studies graduate program, and Director of the Black Cultural Center at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill.

The late Manning Marable said "Gerald Horne is one of the most gifted and insightful historians on racial matters of his generation.” Diane Fujino, Director of the Center for Black Studies Research, said “his work—on influential but overlooked historic figures, organizations, movements—has opened up whole fields of research and reshaped scholarly and public discussions of race, labor and global relations. His writings are daring and provocative in that they present perspectives that contest the mainstream narrative but, they are always based on extensive research.” Nikhil Pal Singh said, “he also makes an indispensable contribution to writing global history from the ‘bottom-up’."

Dr. Horne is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. He is a frequent contributor to Political Affairs, The Journal of African American History, Souls, Africana Studies, and the Journal of Latin American Studies, the Black Agenda Report, and Democracy Now. He has also served on the editorial boards of Science and Society and Race and Class.

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