posted on August 31, 2007
This year’s 10th Annual Clarke College Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series will feature “A Conversation with Danny Glover, Moderated by Felix Justice” on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke campus. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets sales for the lecture begin on Tuesday, September 4. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for students, plus a $1 handling fee per ticket. Tickets can be purchased on-line atwww.clarke.edu/mackin-mailander, by calling (563)588-6307, or in person at the Clarke College Whitlow Bookstore.
During the upcoming academic year, Clarke will celebrate “A Year of the Arts” as the College’s fine arts building, Eliza Kelly Hall, celebrates 100 years. In discussing the importance of arts in education, Glover and Justice examine the intersections of art, culture and activism. Using examples from their lives and some of the great works of literature, both men bring to life their devotion to the education of young people and the inspiration of the next generation of leaders in the world.
A native of San Francisco, Danny Glover attended San Francisco State College and trained at the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. He first merited national attention in the New York production of Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold and the Boys.” He has garnered rave reviews for his roles in “The Color Purple,” “Dreamgirls,” “Grand Canyon,” “To Sleep With Anger” and the “Lethal Weapon” series. In recognition of his lifetime dedication to public service, Glover was honored with the 2003 NAACP Chairman’s Award. In 2006, he captured Director’s Guild of America honors for his contributions to film and television.
Felix Justice grew up in Florence, S.C., and studied theater in both San Francisco and New York. His one-man Martin Luther King, Jr., show, “Prophecy in America,” premiered in 1981 at San Francisco’s Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and subsequently toured throughout the United States and Africa. Friends since first meeting as struggling Bay-area actors years ago, Danny Glover and Felix Justice have honed a stellar performance that stems from a long history of friendship and mutual respect, both on and off stage.
The Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in the spring of 1997 after Clarke received gifts from two alums, Mary Mackin ’34 and Verna Slattery-Mailander ’20, to establish an endowed lecture series. The annual series consists of three lectures, including a prominent outside speaker, a faculty lecture and an alum lecture.
For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (536)588-6318.