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UIS to host presentation on reparations movement

February 3, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - Dr. Conrad Worrill, coordinator and professor of Inner City Studies Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Development at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, will speak on “The History, Origins, and Development of the Reparations Movement in America” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, in Brookens Auditorium located in the lower level of Brookens Library on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In addition to his duties at NIUC, Worrill writes a syndicated weekly column, “Worrill’s World,” that appears in a number of African-American newspapers across the country. He was a special consultant and served on the national organizing committee for the historic Million Man March on Washington, DC, in October 1995. He is an elected economic development commissioner of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America and, as national chairman of the National Black United Front, was one of the major organizers of the Millions for Reparations mass rally held in Washington in August 2002.

Worrill was also a significant participant in the United Nations World Conference Against Racism held in South Africa in 2001. In addition to his work on reparations, Worrill has worked for over a decade to change the American public school curriculum to more accurately reflect the contributions of Africans and African-Americans in all subject areas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. 

Sponsors of this presentation are the UIS Speakers Fund, Office of Student Life, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Capital Scholars, and the Communication program.

For more information, contact Hazel Rozema, UIS associate professor of Communication, at (217) 206-6790 or by e-mail at hroze1@uis.edu.

 

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