Public lectures set for September at Beloit College

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BELOIT - Beloit College will hold two lectures in the month of September. Both lectures are open to the public and will be held at Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall.

Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community-based organization, will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday. A nationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental justice leader of African and indigenous ancestry, Yeampierre will highlight the current pressing issues surrounding the work of environmental justice and how students can engage in this work to promote equitable global practices.

Georgia Warnke, a professor of political science at the University of California-Riverside and director of the Center for Ideas and Society, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. Warnke's research interests include critical theory, hermeneutics, democratic theory and issues of race, sex and gender. Her keynote address is titled "Identity, Experience, and Understanding."

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