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I-Unite Keynote with Byron Hurt

Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm

Room 112 Gregory Hall

As part of I-Unite week at the University of Illinois, join activist and filmmaker Byron Hurt  as he explores healthy masculinity and challenges us to create a nurturing, compassionate masculinity for us all! Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. The Independent named him one of the “Top 10 Filmmakers to Watch” in 2011. His most popular documentary, “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” was also broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens.

I-Unite: Building a Sense of Belonging is a week of events focused on issues of diversity and culture. Embracing the value of differences in individuals and communities, I-Unite draws together events for all members of the university community. Go to the I-Unite page for more information. 

Byron Hurt’s visit and film screening is paid for in part by Student Cultural Programming Fee, and co-sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Education, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, and Illinois Public Media. I-Unite Week is a collaborative project of Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Illini Union, Campus Recreation, University Housing Residential Life, Illini Union Board, Illinois Leadership Center, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access, Illinois Public Media, Office of Volunteer Programs, Interfaith in Action, and the University YMCA.