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Capital City Pride Speaker Series Presented by F&G in Partnership with Facebook & Wellmark
June 17 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Join us LIVE on Facebook and YouTube as we host our June Speaker!
Thank you to Facebook and F&G for sponsoring this event! We have a VERY special guest known world wide!
Jane Elliott will be our June Speaker!
Jane Elliott, is an internationally known educator, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education. She exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors. And if you think this does not apply to you. . . you are in for a rude awakening.
In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling, “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise.” This, now famous, exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Everyone who is exposed to Jane Elliott’s work, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it.
Also, Elliott was born in 1933 to Lloyd and Margaret (Benson) Jennison on her family’s farm in or near Riceville, Iowa. Her father, who delivered her, was Irish- American. She was the fourth of several children.
In 1952, after graduating from high school, Elliott attended the Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa), where she attained an emergency elementary teaching certificate in five quarters. In 1953, she began her teaching career in a one-room school in Randall.