Guest Lectures

Honors Guest Lecture 2003-2004

Ms. Laura Washington - Expert on Race and Urban Issues

Laura WashingtonAward winning editor, newspaper columnist and broadcast journalist Laura Washington delivered a lecture titled "The Idea of America: Why We Can't Afford to Run Away from Race" at Saint Xavier University as a guest lecturer for the Honors Program.

A nationally recognized expert on racial issues and urban affairs, Washington traced persisting patterns of inequity in American culture. Laura WashingtonShe offered realistic and refreshing strategies for responding to racist attitudes and practices. In a stimulating question and answer session, students sought her advice about how to actualize her strategies and goals on the SXU campus.

Laura Washington is a national expert on racial issues and urban affairs. Her groundbreaking coverage of race and poverty has triggered policy reforms improving the quality of life for Chicago's poor.