Distinguished Lecture Series
Past Speakers

John Legend
Singer, Song Writer
April 2013

Harry Belafonte
Artist, Activist
October 2012

Queen Latifah
Musician, Television and Film Actress, Label President, Author, and Entrepreneur
April 2012

The Black Jew Dialogues
Larry Jay Tish and Ron Jones
February 2011

Khaled Hosseini
International Best-Selling Author of the Kite Runner and Global Humanitarian
October 2010

Rosie Perez
Oscar Nominated Actress
AIDS Activist
October 2009

Marlee Matlin
Award Winning Actress
Celebrated Author
Passionate Children's Advocate
October 2009

Tony Dungy
NFL Coaching Legend
Best Selling Author
March 2009

Earvin "Magic" Johnson
NBA Legend
October 2008

Lisa Ling
February 2008

General Colin L. Powell
Retired US Army General
April 2007

About Us

The Celebration of Diversity Lecture Series is a collaborative effort among the City of Evansville and businesses committed to the support of diversity within the Evansville community and surrounding areas. The Diversity Lecture Series uniquely combines the shared resources of city government, education institutions, and business corporations to benefit all community constituencies by creating a broad platform for thought provoking ideas.

The concept of Diversity encompasses acceptance, as well as mutual respect. We must understand that each one of us is unique, recognizing our distinct differences, whether it be race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, age, education, physical abilities, religious convictions, political beliefs or other ideologies.  Diversity is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, nurturing environment. It is transcending beyond tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of Diversity contained within each individual.

Evansville's Celebration of Diversity
Distinquished Lecture Series
Contact Us
P.O. Box 3094 Evansville, Indiana 47730-3094