Maya Angelou called on the students in the room to keep learning so they could tear down “walls of ignorance.” "The truth is," she said, “human beings are more alike than we are unalike. Let them know this is their world, let them know in this institution of higher learning, to rid themselves of illusions of ignorance." Maya Angelou (1928-2014) during her fourth visit in 2011 at the University of Redlands.
Angelou read to the audience her poem, “A Brave and Startling Truth” written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. She asked that it be posted to the University’s website for all students to read. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) during her fourth visit in 2011 at the University of Redlands.
Steinem’s visit was co-sponsored by the ASUR Student Government, the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences Dean Office, the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and History Department. 2014
The University of Redlands prides itself on the impressive speakers who come to campus each year. In 2011, renowned primatologist, conservationist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall was one of those guests, who not only presented a lecture in the Memorial Chapel, but also met with local students in the LaFourcade Garden.
Award-winning sex education activist, Laci Green spoke to hundreds of students as part of the college’s RAINN — Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network — Week held each year to raise awareness about preventing sexual assault.
Meacham’s visit was part of the Associated Students of the University of Redlands’ Convocations and Lecture series, which invites speakers from various backgrounds to speak on current events or their lives. 2016
Bill McKibben started an organization in the late ’90s called “350,” which is named after the maximum amount of carbon per million that can be found in the atmosphere and still allow the planet to support long-term human existence. March 2016