Remembering Bill Sampson: Frieze Lectures Consider Student Activism from the 1960s to Greta Thunberg
The 22nd Annual Frieze Lecture Series at the Rock Island Public Library will note the 50th anniversary of the “Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities” at Augustana College, and the 40th anniversary of the assassination of one of Augustana’s most extraordinary graduates, by considering the nature and impact of student activism here and around the world.
Free and open to the public, the Frieze Lectures begin at 2:00 pm on the last two Tuesdays in October (22 and 29) and the first two Tuesdays in November (5 and 12), all in the community room of Rock Island’s Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The elegant frieze which wraps around the Frederick Weyerhaeuser-funded library building is engraved with the names of some of the world’s great 19th century writers and poets. The stories behind the names on this frieze were celebrated in the first lectures in 1998. The series has continued since as a partnership between Augustana College and its hometown library.
For 2019, Frieze presentations include:
Presentations begin at 2:00 p.m. and are free to the public. Complimentary coffee and more conversation about the day’s topic follow each lecture.
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