"Go in the bright blaze of Autumn's equinox." --from "October Journey" by Margaret Walker
We pushed hard in September. We're pushing harder in October.
We begin the month with our annual Underground Freedom Galleries, a series of events related to enslavement and liberation struggles. Tuesday, October 4, from 11-12:15 and 3:30-4:45 in the Underground Reading Room (the third floor of Lovejoy Library), we will host a audio exhibit focusing on poetry that highlights slavery and liberation.
Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11:00-12:15 and 3:30-4:45 pm in the Underground Reading Room, we will host a visual exhibit focusing on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, in the Morris University Center, we will host a Public Thinking activity, where members of the Haley Scholar Academy discus ideas related to diversity, technology, culture, and education.
From Oct. 17 - 28, we will curate an extensive exhibit on African American poetry, which will include visual images, poetry, and short writings. The exhibit will appear in the Morris University Center Gallery.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:00-12:00 and 3:30-4:45 pm in the Morris University Center Gallery, we will host an audio activity based on the exhibit.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10-10:50 am and 2:00-2:50 pm, in the Underground Reading Room, we host an exhibit focusing on Chicago.
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11:30 – 12:30, we host the second event in our Journey to SIUE series. This program will concentrate on cultural artifacts. The event will take place in the Morris University Center.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:00 – 12:00, we will host another audio exhibit focusing on African American poetry. It will take place in the Morris University Center Gallery.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:00-12:00, we will host our second annual "Style, Politics, & Black Women @ SIUE" exhibit. The even will take place in the Morris University Center Gallery.