The Lee Honors College is pleased to offer weekly seminars on a variety of cutting-edge topics, presented by outstanding Western Michigan University faculty scholars and experts from the wider community. The first themed interdisciplinary series—focused on climate change—was held in spring 2013. The spring 2017 theme is - Fulfilling America's Promise: Racial Equality and Justice. While the news cycle occasionally rivets America’s attention on racial fault lines and flashpoints, enduring structural issues of racial inequity seldom receive sustained public attention. Americans believe we are committed to fair and equitable treatment of all people, but statistics show that race remains a key driver of inequality. This series features speakers who work to make a difference and who will encourage (and inspire!) us all to take practical steps toward a more just society. Lyceum lectures are held in the Lee Honors College lounge on the main campus of Western Michigan University on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Lectures are free and open to students, staff, faculty and the general public. Lunch is not provided, but the audience is welcome to bring brown bag lunches.