ST. LEO – The School of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University invites the public to a two-part, midday lecture series about momentous events from the 1960s. The lectures will be at the campus at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33544. Admission is free. Parking is always available in the campus garage and is also free.
Guests may come to one or both sessions of the annual LED (Learning, Enlightenment, Discoveries) Series, which features Arts and Sciences faculty in creative presentations or TED-like talks. The sessions will be held in Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center and run from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31, first session includes two presentations:
• “The 1960s and the Destruction of Liberal Politics” by Michael Novak, assistant professor of theology
• “ ‘You Don’t Own Me’: 1960s Women’s Music and the Feminist Revolution” presented jointly by Gianna Russo, assistant professor of English and writing, and Pam Decius, humanities instructor
Tuesday, February 6, second session includes two presentations
• “White Allies: From 1960s to Black Lives Matter” presented by Eileen O’Brien, associate professor of sociology in Virginia
• “Imagination (Almost) Takes Power: The Aborted French Revolution of May ’68” presented by Patricia Campion, associate professor of global studies and sociology
The LED Series this year was planned in conjunction with a yearlong project from the School of Arts and Sciences that explores the 1960s from many different vantage points. More events are planned on the history of the decade.
For more information on any of the topics above, contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs for School of Arts and Sciences, at (352) 588-8401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.