Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Peorians Who Changed the World

Event date: 3/29/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
/ Categories: Events, Bicentennial Event

Peorians Who Changed the World

Peoria Riverfront Museum/Peoria Historical Society

Join us for a special panel discussion about Peorians who changed the way people think and advanced society globally - from Betty Friedan to Richard Pryor - by the Peoria Journal Star journalists who interviewed and covered them! Our local journalists have been on the beat through the years as the ultimate daily keepers of our Peoria area history. This event, moderated by Journal Star Executive Editor, Dennis Anderson, provides an opportunity for public Q&A on these world-changing Peorians. 

Peorians who changed arts, culture and social discourse worldwide: 
Comedian Richard Pryor 
Bishop Fulton Sheen 
Presented by Phil Luciano, news columnist, Journal Star

Peorians who improved life and choices for women worldwide: 
Feminist icon Betty Friedan 
Susan G. Komen Foundation founder Nancy Brinker 
Presented by Barbara Mantz Drake, former editorial page editor, Journal Star

Peorians who advanced Civil Rights worldwide: 
Senator Everett Dirksen 
Presented by Chris Kaergard, assignment editor & political reporter, Journal Star
Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian 
Presented by Pam Adams, education reporter, Journal Star

This Giant Screen Theater event is free and open to the public!

Peoria Riverfront Museum
Giant Screen Theater
222 SW Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61602 (Map

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