UW-Green Bay launches speaker series honoring former professor’s legacy

What do the famed English historian, author and member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament E.P. Thompson, New York Times columnist David Brookes and original 1960s freedom rider, civil rights activist and entrepreneur Hank Thomas all have in common?

They’ve all come to Green Bay with the help of a now retired professor.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professor Emeritus Harvey J. Kaye spent the last four decades at UWGB as a founding director of the university’s Center for History and Social Change, which is now known as the Democracy and Justice Studies department.

To honor Kaye’s work and legacy, UW-Green Bay has launched the “Harvey J. Kaye State of Democracy Speaker Series.” The first event is slated for Oct. 26 at the Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center at 7 pm.

Throughout his tenure, it wasn’t uncommon for more public, non-university affiliated figures—especially those in the labor movement—to grace the halls of UW-Green Bay because of Kaye’s coordination.

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