ECCE Speaker Series
On Thursday, Feb. 1, from 7-9 p.m., hear former white supremacist Joseph Pearce chronicle his life from racist revolutionary to his rejection of that ideology. Pearce, a former leader of the National Front, a British-nationalist, white supremacist group, is now a well-known college literature professor, currently serving as the Tolkien and Lewis chair in literary studies at Holy Apostles College in Cromwell, Connecticut. Pearce will outline his progression into and out of the racist revolutionary ideology, from dispensing literature extolling the virtues of the white race, to street fighting and organizing pro-fascist concerts, to his eventual imprisonment for racial hatred, and the role that literary figures played in his conversation from radical revolutionary to Catholic author. “Confessions of a Former White Supremacist” is an ECCE Speaker Series presentation, co-sponsored by the Catholic Student Organization and UIS Diversity Center. Questions and more information regarding this and other ECCE Speaker Series presentations can be directed to 206-8507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confessions of a Former White Supremacist
Thursday, Feb. 1, 7-9 p.m.
UIS Brookens Auditorium
One University Plaza