Child Of The Sun


The 2017 Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers Series explores the relationship between art and the human experience.

A world-renowned poet, filmmaker, and scholar of the history of art join us this year to examine this relationship. 

Each will take up difficult questions about the role of art in our social and personal lives. 

Why do the arts matter? 

Do they bring us closer to one another and our world, or do they tend to separate us and offer an escape?  Are they useful or simply gratuitous?  Do they bear witness to the human experience and illuminate it, or do they distort that experience and mislead us?

All lectures are at 7:00 PM in the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, and are free and open to the public.


february 9, 2017
Nikki Giovanni
An Evening of Poetry, Love, and Enlightenment

MARCH 14, 2017
Mira Nair
Between Two Worlds: An Evening with Mira Nair

april 12, 2017
Sarah Lewis
Vision and Justice