Upcoming Events

Lunch and Author Discussion

When:
Monday, November 13, 2023
Program: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where:
University Club of Chicago
College Hall
76 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603

University Club of Chicago

Following the presentation, we invite you to join for lunch in College Hall.

The History Club is pleased to announce a free presentation by author and scientist Dr. Roy Wesley. Dr. Wesley is a survivor of the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans by the US Government. His new book, “Lost Life,” to be released soon, recounts the story of his mother’s internment with her two children in the isolated Idaho desert camp at Minidoka.

2022 Illinois College of Optometry Commencement

President Mark Colip introduced Roy Wesley before conferring an honorary Doctor of Science degree. It’s at 34:15 on the video. Roy Wesley’s Commencement speech begins at 38:18 and lasts 14 min.

Video

To be released for viewing 2022

Okaeri documentary interview video of Roy Wesley
LA based Barney Cheng producer, videographer
Interviewed by Gary Hayashi

News Articles

windy-city-times

BOOKS Author, activist Roy Wesley on his new book about his father
by Carrie Maxwell

Gay Chicago author, activist and Fermalogic, Inc. COO Roy Wesley has written a new book about his father—Invisible Vision: The hidden story of Dr. Newton K. Wesley, American contact lens pioneer.

Read the full article at Windy City Times »

Past Events

Author Discussion
Invisible Vision with Roy Wesley

Book launch, author signing, and presentation by Dr. Wesley.

When:
Saturday, July 16, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where:
Japanese American National Museum
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP Here: https://www.janm.org/events/2022-07-16/

author-discussion
Roy Wesley Invited Commencement Speaker

Illinois College of Optometry

When:
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Orchestra Hall, Chicago Symphony Center
220 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

University Club of Chicago, Luncheon Presentation by Roy Wesley

“History of Contact Lenses and Dr. Newton K. Wesley”

Tickets available at $25 per person
Includes Invisible Vision book signing by author

When:
August 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Where:
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe
Chicago,IL 60603

University Club of Chicago, Luncheon Presentation by Roy Wesley

“History of Contact Lenses and Dr. Newton K. Wesley”

Tickets available at $25 per person
Includes Invisible Vision book signing by author

When:
August 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Where:
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe
Chicago,IL 60603

University Club of Chicago
Midwestern University College of Optometry
White Oak Hall, Downers Grove, IL

“Ethics in Optometry”

When:
September 20, 2021