Several speakers will give free lectures this month at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Historic Arkansas Museum and Sturgis Hall.
Historian to speak about race at Historic Arkansas Museum
Historian Benjamin Houston of Newcastle University will give a lecture Thursday about the relationship between race, customs and cities at the Historic Arkansas Museum.
Houston's talk is titled "A Manner of Segregation: Racial Etiquette and Racial Change in Nashville, Tennessee." It will be at 6 p.m. at 200 E. Third St. in Little Rock.
The Historic Arkansas Museum and UALR's history department are co-sponsoring the lecture.
Gun-control lecture at Sturgis Hall
A gun-policy expert from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will speak at Sturgis Hall on Sept. 10 about reducing gun violence in the U.S., the Clinton School said in a statement.
Daniel Webster, director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research, will begin his lecture at noon at 1200 President Clinton Ave. A book signing will follow, officials said.
Founder of Internet-safety group to speak at Sturgis Hall
Alicia Kozakiewicz — who was kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for five years by a man she met on the Internet — will speak Sept. 13 at Sturgis Hall about Internet-safety education.
Kozakiewicz is founder of the Alicia project, which aims to educate the public on safe Internet practices. The lecture is a part of the Clinton School's September speaker series.
San Antonio mayor to talk about age, race and politics at UALR
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will give a lecture called "The Political Implications of Shifting Demographics in the 21st Century" on Sept. 17 at UALR, the university said in a statement.
It will start at 4:30 and end at 5:45 p.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, located in the fine arts building, university officials said.
Castro won reelection in May with more than 80 percent of San Antonio's vote and spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, according to the news release.
Reservations are required and may be placed at (501) 569-3296. The lecture is a part of the Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture series.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to speak at Sturgis Hall
Lisa Song, a reporter for InsideClimate News, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for her contribution to "The Dilbit Disaster" series. Song covers oil sands, pipeline safety and natural gas drilling for the non-profit news organization.
Song's lecture will start at noon Sept. 20 and is a part of the Clinton School September speaker series.