Jan 19 - 26
Honor Civil Rights heroes of the past—and march, learn and celebrate as a Civil Rights advocate of today!
Cost: Most events are free.
More info: Diversity
Tuesday, Jan. 22 - 'March to Remember'
Starting location: SAU Library
Join the St. Ambrose community in a silent march to commemorate the Davenport Civil Rights Movement, as well as reflect on its impact and significance for us today. Marchers will gather at the library and proceed to the former location of Toney's Barbershop (1030 Ripley), a significant site related to the Movement. Following the march all participants are invited for hot chocolate in the Cosgrove Dining Hall. Debra Morgan will speak about her "Journey Quilt," which documents the history of African-Americans—and was signed by President Barack Obama.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 - 'Learn the History'
10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cosgrove Dining Hall , located on Locust Street next to Ambrose Hall
During the lunch period, students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn about key Civil Rights moments and locations in Davenport, including Davenport Civil Rights markers, developed from the research of SAU adjunct Arthur Pitz.
Thursday, Jan. 24 - 'Know Your Power'
Community Service Project
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
Students, faculty and staff will welcome children from the Project Renewal after-school program. Activities will include homework assistance, learning activities, pizza, fun and fellowship.
'Game of Life' Cultural Simulation
Rogalski Center Gottlieb Lounge, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
Join SOUP (Students Organized to Unite People) for a simulation based on social justice concepts and diverse perspectives, including race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education level and ability. Participants will engage in a simulated life while holding a prescribed identity, gaining a unique perspective on what life is like in another's shoes.
Friday, Jan. 25 - Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: 'Race Matters? Racism Matters!'
4-4:45 p.m., Artist Lecture
Galvin 141, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
5-7 p.m., Opening Reception and Poster Sale
The Catich Gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard.
Letterpress printer, papermaker, book artist and teacher, Kennedy describes his art as responding to the idea of "racism" through posters, postcards, prints, books and other printed matter.
The show runs from Jan. 15 - Feb. 22
Saturday, Jan. 26 - 'Celebrate!'
Civil Rights Celebration Dinner
Cosgrove Faculty/Staff Dining Room, located on Locust Street next to Ambrose Hall
Join the St. Ambrose community for a celebratory dinner hosted by the St. Ambrose Multicultural Affairs in Community Action student organization.
Cost: $16, general public; $8, St. Ambrose faculty/staff; students may attend for free. Price include a ticket to the 7:30 p.m. Lula Washington performance. Seats are limited. Call 563/333-6264 or pay online. Online payment and reservations will be accepted until Friday, Jan 25 at 4 p.m. If space allows, tickets may be purchased at the dinner; cash only, please.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
A vibrant troupe known for powerful, high-energy dancing, and the unique choreography of founder Lula Washington, and acclaimed contemporary innovators Rennie Harris and Donald McKayle. Presented in cooperation with Quad City Arts.
Cost: $12, adults; $9, faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens; $8, non-SAU students; $7, groups; SAU students with current valid SAU ID are free. Call 563/333-6251 or purchase online.
Friday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 15
SAU Library hours
'Journey Quilt' Display
Debra Morgan's "Journey Quilt" depicts the struggles and successes of African-Americans from the 1600s to modern day times, and was signed by President Barack Obama in 2012. Read more.
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