Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, an influential architect of the Black Arts Movement, will speak about his experiences as a leading poet, author and educator. Madhubuti is widely known as a publisher and the founder of Chicago's Third World Press (1967), the oldest and largest Black-owned publishing house in the United States. Aubrey (Aubs.) Barnes, an award-winning spoken word poet and author, will interview and facilitate a discussion with Madhubuti regarding his life and career as a literary leader.
The Augustana Jazz Ensemble will perform, directed by Dr. Joel Lindscheid.
Guest artists Stephen Swanson, baritone, and David Gompper, piano, from the University of Iowa will perform "Swansongs: The Last Recital."
Please join Augustana's Classics Department in welcoming the University of Chicago's Dr. Patrice Rankine as this year's "Antiquity in the New Millennium" lecturer.
The Augustana Prison Education Program will host a re-entry simulation from 1:30-4 p.m. This educational outreach event will highlight the struggles and challenges faced by individuals who are transitioning from incarceration back into their communities.