Humanities 2020 hosts DuSable panel discussion
Lake Forest College Humanities 2020 is sponsoring its first event of Fall 2021, “Beyond Commemoration: DuSable in Chicago History,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 27.
Panel members will address the historical significance of Jean-Baptise Pointe DuSable, Chicago's first non-native settler, and his wife, Kitihawa, for centering diversity and indigenous peoples in Chicago's history and public policy.
K. & H. Montgomery Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies Courtney Joseph, a Humanities 2020 Faculty Fellow, will lead the discussion.
Featured panelists are:
- Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, co-director and founder of the collective Floating Museum
- Starla Thompson, educational and cultural consultant; Forest County Band of Potawatomi member
- Serge Pierre-Louis, former president of the DuSable Heritage Association
The discussion will be available in-person in Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall or via Zoom. Registration required.
Lake Forest College’s Humanities 2020 is a partnership initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that is working to enhance and advance humanities education through engagement with the issue of racism in the Chicagoland area.