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Anti-Racism Activist Jane Elliott Coming to Peoria, October 13, 2016

jane-elliottJane Elliott, an anti-racism activist will be in Peoria on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, 21 Blackjack Boulevard in East Peoria. Her transformational presentation is designed to educate, liberate, and cultivate greater understanding of prejudice and its impact on our society. 

An internationally known teacher, lecturer, and diversity trainer, Jane Elliott exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors.

In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. over thirty years ago, Jane Elliott created and implemented the controversial and startling, “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise.

Her famous exercise labeled participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposed them to the experience of being a minority. Everyone who is exposed to Jane Elliott’s work, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it. 

Individual tickets are $50 each. A table of 10 is available for $500.  Space is limited. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Registration begins at 8am and a light lunch will be served after the presentation.

Sponsors for the Jane Elliott Event include the following: Illinois Central College, Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, Peoria Public Schools, Ameren Illinois, NAACP – Peoria Chapter, African-American Hall of Fame Museum, Representative Jehan Gordon- Booth and It Takes a Village of Peoria, Inc.

For more information contact Ronda Guyton, Community Volunteer at 309/472-4838 or Email: Guyton619@gmail.com