As part of this week’s visit by Bruce Watson, author of The College Reads! 2015 selection, “Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy,” the College will host a series of public events from Nov. 6-9, 2015, in celebration of diversity, community and the power of reflection.

Boundless Words & Voices will feature authors, musical artists, spoken wordsmiths, poets, dancers and others who will share their words, voices and vision. All events are free and open to the public.

The schedule of events is as follows:


Words-and-Voices-1“Freedom Riders” Film Screening

7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6

Cistern Yard

Enjoy this outdoor screening of the acclaimed film about the Civil Rights Movement activists who changed America.


Words-and-Voices-2“Risking Everything” Photography Exhibit and Talk

2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7

Addlestone Library, Room 227

In conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society’s touring exhibit of Civil Rights Movement images, John White, Dean of Libraries, will present “Reluctant Desegregation: Charleston in 1964.”


Words-and-Voices-3Boundless Words & Voices

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8 (Doors open at 2 p.m.)

Cistern Yard

Live music, spoken word, dance, community tables and more with Marcus Amaker, Chinese Mama Dance Group, Dance and Activism, heART, Jazz Artists of Charleston, Robert Lewis, Vikki Matsis, Carol Marie Webster, Marjory Wentworth, MAG ART Studio, Ohm Radio and others. Bring your chairs!


Jews & Freedom SummerJews in the Freedom Summer

A Reading & Conversation with Bruce Watson on the Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Presented by The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture & The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program

2 p.m – 3 p.m., Nov. 9

Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center

words-and-voices-4An Evening with Bruce Watson

7 p.m., Nov. 9

Sottile Theatre

Presentation by the author of “Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy”


Read 8 Questions for “Freedom Summer” Author Bruce Watson.