Noted scholar and social justice activist John D'Emilio has been named the first Chancellor's Distinguished Visiting Scholar at UIS. D'Emilio is widely considered one of the founders of the field of gay and lesbian studies. As Chancellor's Distinguished Visiting Scholar, he will meet with members of the UIS community and will deliver two free public lectures.
On Tuesday, October 16, he will speak on "An Agitator for Justice: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin" at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium. On Wednesday, October 17, D'Emilio will speak on "Will the Courts Set Us Free? Reflections on the Same-Sex Marriage Fight," also at 7 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium. Read more>>