Three more events to begin for ‘The 400th’ on Tuesday

Staff Report

Three events will be held Tuesday throughout the day as a part of “The 400th,” a semester-long series of events on the 400th anniversary of the first slaves being brought to America from Africa. 

The first event is “Radical Forgiveness Participatory Exhibit” by The Justice Fleet.

The Justice Fleet is “a mobile network of experiences that foster community healing through art, play, and dialogue and is “housed inside of box trucks, each mobile exhibit ventures into various neighborhoods to engage community members in discussions about implicit and explicit bias, social justice, and empathy.”

The event will be at the Doudna Concourse from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and participation in the event takes around 30 minutes.

The second event is “Radical Imagination and Radical Forgiveness: Workshop on Intersectional Justice” from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tarble Arts Center.

The event will be facilitated by Amber Johnson, the founder of The Justice Fleet.

The final event of the evening is “Radical Forgiveness and Radical Imagination” with Johnson as the keynote speaker.

It will be at the Doudna Theater at 7 p.m.

All events are free and all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The next events in the series are on October 6 and include “Remembering the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: An Inter-Faith Memorial Event” and “Cathedrals, Castles and Colonies: EIU Choral Ensembles.”

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