Heard on Campus
Andrew Young, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. A champion of domestic and international civil rights, Young has been at the crux of some of the most important events of the second half of the 20th century. He delivered this year’s Chamberlin Lecture, titled “Multiculturalism, Global Interdependence, and the Challenge of Justice.” He visited campus October 21.
Alan Simpson, former Senator of Wyoming, delivered a lecture titled “The Senate: Past and Present.” The event was hosted by Lewis & Clark’s political science department. He was on campus November 17.
Phillip Walker, artistic director of the African American Drama Company. Walker has toured the United States for 24 years, speaking about and performing his one-man play, Can I Speak for You Brother? He was the keynote speaker for the College’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He visited campus January 19.
Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay youth who was brutally murdered in 1998. Determined to prevent her son’s fate from befalling others, she now speaks to audiences about ways to make their schools and communities safer for everyone—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. She was on campus January 22.
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