The Education Justice Project’s guest lecture series offers opportunity for members of our community to gather and engage a visiting scholar in intellectual conversation. These events are held on occasional Wednesday evenings in the Danville prison chapel, which seats seventy-five. Topics covered in the series have ranged from the Mexican Revolution to Illinois’ biodiversity to neuroscience.
Typically, guests suggest a particular text that audience members should read in advance of their visit. We have been fortunate to have the following authors come to discuss their own work: James Anderson, author of Black Education in the South; Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here; Chris Benson, author of Death of Innocence; and Dan Simon, co-author of The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us. Upcoming speakers include members of the State of Illinois’ Human Rights Commission and David Roediger, UIUC historian and author of The Wages of Whiteness. For more information or to propose names of possible speakers, please contact EJP Guest Lecture Coordinator, D. Fairchild Ruggles at email@example.com.