Peorians Who Changed the World: A Panel Discussion

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Peorians Who Changed the World: A Panel Discussion

Thu, Mar 29  |  6 pm

Moderated by Dennis Anderson, Executive Editor, Journal Star

Sponsored by the Peoria Journal Star

Free & Open to the Public

Join us for a special panel discussion about Peorians who changed the way people think and advanced society globally - from Betty Friedan to Richard Pryor - by the journalists who interviewed and covered them! Our local journalists have been on the beat through the years as the ultimate daily keepers of our Peoria area history. This event, moderated by Journal Star Executive Editor, Dennis Anderson, provides an opportunity for public Q&A on these world-changing Peorians.The Giant Screen Theater event is free and open to the public!

Peorians who advanced Civil Rights worldwide:
Senator Everett Dirksen
Presented by Chris Kaergard, political reporter & assignment editor, Journal Star

Peorians who improved life & choices for women worldwide:
Feminist icon Betty Friedan
Susan G. Komen Foundation founder Nancy Brinker

Presented by Barbara Mantz Drake, former editorial page editor, Journal Star

Peorians who advanced Civil Rights worldwide: Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian
Presented by Pam Adams, education reporter, Journal Star

Peorians who changed arts, culture & social discourse worldwide:
Comedian Richard Pryor
Bishop Fulton Sheen

Presented by Phil Luciano, news columnist, Journal Star

More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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