NU One Book is an annual inter-campus campaign where we all read the same book and then come together to engage more deeply with the themes, importance, and application of its message to our lives and society. This year’s selection is Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle Allen, who offers a provocative modern analysis of the Declaration of Independence. Read more about Our Declaration and the author.
Events take place on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, ranging from lectures and art exhibits to an essay contest and group outing to the musical Hamilton. Here at the Law School, we’re proud to be hosting a keynote address by Danielle Allen on Thursday, October 19, at 12 pm in RB 140. Anyone from the Law School may attend by RSVP’ing here; note there is a limited number of seats available. Juliet Sorensen, Director and Associate Dean of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, and Dr. John Franklin, Professor of Psychiatry, Surgery and Medical Education-Medical Humanities and Bioethics; Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion and Student Support at the Feinberg School of Medicine, will lead a moderated conversation with Ms. Allen. Questions for the author may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 11 for consideration by the moderators.
Be sure to visit the PLRC to explore our NU One Book display! There are complimentary copies of Our Declaration, pocket-sized Declarations of Independence, and One Book event calendars. Also featured are replicas of the original Declaration of Independence and more information about the author and her insightful work. The display is located beneath the library’s grand staircase; the library is located on the 2nd floor of Rubloff.