The Grace Holt Legacy Events serve the purpose to engage our community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni with emerging scholars and pressing issues in African American Studies as well as provide a space for reconnection and networking. We believe that training in African American Studies is critical for our students as they enter an increasingly tumultuous world and that we provide an important companion to many professions ranging from health care, to business, law, and public policy. This was Grace Holt’s vision and we are committed to sustaining it even in challenging times.
Last year’s Grace Holt Legacy Events were held March 14th-15th, 2018. Stay tuned for information on the 2019 Grace Holt Legacy Events!
On March 14th, at 4:00 PM, the Grace Holt Lecture was held in the Hull House Resident Dining Room. Dr. Terrion Williamson, UIC graduate and former Grace Holt Award recipient, delivered the lecture, “Bring Out Your Dead: Black Women, Serial Murder, & Communal Praxis. The presentation was followed by a discussion with audience members and a reception.
The Legacy Luncheon was held March 15th at 12:30 PM at the African American Cultural Center. This was an opportunity for alumni and students to connect; the Grace Holt Awards were also presented during the luncheon.