During the year, the Marquette community sponsors many events reflecting the cultural mosaic of the university, Milwaukee and the society in which we live. Our calendar is a visible reminder of diversity-related events scheduled around campus.
December 1: World AIDs Day
January 21: 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Lecture: William P. Jones
- William P. Jones, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, will deliver a lecture on the Origins of the March on Washington as a part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week events at Marquette University. His public lecture has been scheduled for 6:30pm in the Beaumier Suites of Raynor – Memorial Libraries. Dr. Jones is author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights (W.W. Norton, 2013) and other publications on race, class, and work in America. His lecture is sponsored by Raynor – Memorial Libraries and the office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. For more information about Dr. Jones, please visit his website at http://history.wisc.edu/people/faculty/jones.htm.
February 24-25: Ralph Metcalfe Chair: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
- Khalil Gibran Muhammad is Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library and author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard University Press, 2010). Dr. Muhammad will present a public lecture (location to be determined) during his visit, which is hosted by the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences. For more information about Dr. Muhammad, please see his profile in the New York Times at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/arts/18director.html?_r=0.
March 7-15, 2014: Civil Rights Pilgrimage
March 19-21: Ralph Metcalfe Chair: Linda Martín Alcoff
- Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Alcoff is the author and editor of numerous books and essays on social identity and race, epistemology and politics, sexual violence, and Latino issues in philosophy, including Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self (Oxford University Press, 2005). During her visit Dr. Alcoff will present a public lecture (location to be determined). Her visit is hosted by the Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences. For more information about Dr. Alcoff, please visit her website at http://alcoff.com/.
April 8-11: Ralph Metcalfe Chair: Imani Perry
- Imani Perry is Professor, Center for African American Studies and Faculty Associate, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University. Dr. Perry is the author of several books and articles, including More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States (New York University Press, 2011). During her visit Dr. Perry will present a public lecture, tentatively scheduled for April 9th (location to be determined). Her visit is hosted by the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, College of Education. For more information about Dr. Perry, please visit her website at http://www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/people/faculty/imani-perry/.