All talks are at 7 p.m. in Thoresen Recital Hall at the Putnam-Springer Center.
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"Found Guilty, but Really Innocent: the challenge to criminal justice in America"
Thursday, January 17
Larry Golden, executive director of the Illinois Innocence Project, whose work was a major reason Illinois put a moratorium on executions, will talk about the efforts in Illinois and across the country to exonerate people who were convicted of crimes they did not commit.
“The Civil Rights Movement and the Possibilities of Democracy”
Thursday, February 21
John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University in Indiana, a renowned scholar on the Civil Rights era, will talk about how the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, led by local people, changed the face of American politics and society.
“Connect the Dots! -- closing the achievement gap”
Thursday, March 21
Pam Bernstein, Head Start program director at the Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc., in Fargo, N.D., will tap her extensive experience as an early childhood educator to connect the five concepts that shape the work of successful early education programs in closing the achievement gap for all children.
“How Not to Think about Apology and Forgiveness”
Thursday, April 11
Matt Waldschlagel, an ethicist in the Philosophy and Religion Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will talk about what it takes to make a genuine apology, why we forgive and how apologies and forgiveness are connected.