Friday, February 15, 2013

UIS Lunch & Learn Series presents "Slavery and Emancipation"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society and Illinois State Historical Society presents “Slavery and Emancipation” as part of its annual Lunch and Learn Series.

WHEN: Thursday, February 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus.

DETAILS: As the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the UIS Lunch & Learn Series will examine the impact of the landmark document through two presentations.

Dr. Michael Burlingame, the Naomi Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS, will discuss “Lincoln’s Early and Persistent Efforts to End Slavery”. While Dr. Mathew Holden, the Wepner Distinguished Chair of Political Studies at UIS, will present on the topic of “Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic Quadrangle”.

The cost for the hot buffet lunch and program is $20/per person. Reservations are requested, as seating is limited. Seating is available in the back for those who do not purchase the luncheon buffet. A discounted series subscription is available for $50/per person.

Other upcoming Lunch & Learn events include “Globalization - Where We Are Headed” on March 21 and “UIS: Leadership Lived – Distinguished Insights” on April 25.

Visit to register online. For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at UIS at 217/206-7395 or email

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