Jim Bennett ’87, Illinois Department for Human Rights director, joins Redbird Buzz to talk about the meaningful moments and mentors at Illinois State who shaped his path to becoming an activist, a voice for civil rights, a storyteller, and a trailblazer.

Bennett shares memories from his time as a student, describes the path his career has taken him on and his role in the fight for marriage equality, and he discusses how he’s found support from Redbirds over the years.

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