Marquette Forum will host Dr. Barbara Ransby for the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture/Ralph Metcalfe Chair on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall’s Lubar Center 144. She will discuss “Black Women and Long Struggle for Racial, Gender and Economic Justice, 1969 to 2019.” A light lunch will be served.
Barbara Ransby is a historian, writer and longtime activist. She is a distinguished professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative. She is author of the highly acclaimed biography, “Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision,” which received eight national awards and recognitions. Ransby also wrote “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson” (Yale University Press, January 2013) and most recently, “Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century“ (University of California Press, 2019).
Limited parking is available for $10 in the Wells Street Structure located at 1240 W. Wells Street. Guests attending together are encouraged to carpool. Metered and street parking also available.
To attend, RSVP online by Monday, Jan. 28.