Join us, Thursday February 16th 2017, at the Gaylord building in Lockport for the 2017 Dinner Lecture: Sport & Acculturation in Chicago!
Sport & Acculturation in Chicago will cover the role of sport in the acculturation of immigrant groups in Chicago from 1880-1950. This topic will feature discussions on race, religion, ethnicity, social class, and gender and how these issues played a role in Chicago sport history and the development of Chicago.
Dr. Gerald Gems is a professor and former chairperson of the Health and Physical Education Department at North Central College. In 2011 – 2012 he was honored with a Fulbright Scholar Award, during which time he taught at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and the University of Malmo, Sweden. Dr. Gems is the author/editor of 18 books, and the past president of the North American Society for Sport History, and the current vice-president of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport. Recently he was awarded the Routledge Prize for scholarship in 2016.
Menu: Buffet-style: Chicken Sage Beurre Blanc, Sirloin Beef Tips, Three Cheese Tortellini, Chef’s Fresh Vegetable, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Dessert.
Gaylord Building, Lockport
Just the lecture $8. Dinner and Lecture $33 for Non-Members, $28 for Members. Reservations are required.
For more information or to reserve, please call MarQuinta Moore (815) 220-1848 ext 1838.