Friday, April 13, 2018

U.S. Congresman Mike Quigley (D-IL 5th District) Supports International Students #YouAreWelcomeHere

Friday, April 6, 2018

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the 2018 Diversity Abroad Conference from April 7-10 in Miami #DAConf18

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MLK Jr. - April 4, 1968 and visiting the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis two years ago with my family

Nearly two years ago my family and I found ourselves in Memphis for a soccer tournament one of my sons was playing in. During the first day of the tournament we learned we had a multi-hour gap between his two games being played that day so my wife and I took our three children to visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.  We were joined by three other team families including his coach.  It was incredibly powerful to visit the museum and the site where Martin Luther King, Jr. was. 

On this day, the 50th anniversary of the assasination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.,  the following tweet by Guillaume Lacroix, the French Consul General to the Midwest in the United States camptured really captured my attention as diplomacy, mutual understanding, Timuel Black (whom I'm honored to have met), Martin Luther Kink Jr., and my former employer The University of Chicago are all brought together:
Below are some photos from the visit my family took to National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

oh, my son's soccer team made it to the finals in the mid-afternoon and we were up 1-0 with about 10 minutes left in the game and the other team came back to win 1-2 and the winning goal came in the last minute of the game!  My son was the goal was a long 7.5 hour long drive back up to Chicago!