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Save the Date for upcoming Critical Conversations
Critical Conversation: The Freedom of Gender Expression
Wednesday, November 14, Noon to 1:15 p.m., University Library, UL1126
IU recently added gender expression to the category of protected identities in the non-discrimination policy. Explore what Gender Expression means and how to support individuals who identify differently and their specific needs and concerns based on gender expression. Explore with us these questions (among others):
- How is gender expression different from gender identity, sexual orientation, and sex?
- Is freedom of gender expression changing our norms around professionalism?
- What does adding gender expression to IU’s non-discrimination policy mean?
Civil Discourse Symposium
The IUPUI Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement and its partners are pleased to offer the IUPUI Civil Discourse Symposium and Diversity Speaker’s Series, featuring Kimberlé Crenshaw, and to support campus- and city-wide events related to the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and Robert Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis. Please see below and attached, and share with others.
Tuesday, April 3, Noon – 2:00 p.m. Campus Center Atrium
Stop by and observe this dramatic reading!
Written by James Still, IRT Playwright-in-Residence, this play provides an intimate look at an Indiana family’s collision with history when Bobby Kennedy delivered his powerful speech in Indianapolis on the night of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. IUPUI students will read portions of this play to provide students and others perspective and engender interest in events on April 4 and 5.
Co-directors: Jan DeWester, Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies, and Courtney Mohler, Assistant Professor, Theatre Program, Butler University.
Wednesday, April 4, 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. 1702 N. Broadway St.
Please encourage students to participate.
Be a part of the
50th anniversarycommemoration of Robert F. Kennedy’s historic speech in Indianapolis on the evening of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Join the community celebration at the Landmark for Peace Memorial in downtown’s MLK Park. Sign up for a free shuttle to and from the memorial.
For further details about the “Landmark for Peace” and related events, Click Here.
Thursday, April 5, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Campus Center, Room CE 307
50 Years after Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: How is America of Today Different from What We Thought it Would Be 50 Years Ago?
Speaker: Dr. Kevin D. Brown, Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, IU Maurer School of Law
Presented by: IUPUI Equal Opportunity Council and IUPUI Office of Equal Opportunity
Thursday, April 5, Noon – 1:15 p.m. Campus Center, Room 305
Reflecting on Kennedy’s speech, this interactive activity will explore the power of words and conversation to persuade and build empathy.
Presented by: IUPUI Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement, and the Departments of Communication Studies, English, and American Studies
Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m., Madame Walker Theater Center, 617 Indiana Ave. (please note venue change)(Flyer attached)
Speaker: Kimberlé Crenshaw, Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Sponsored by: IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity
Diversity Speaker Series with Maria Teresa Kumar
Lauded as one the most influential American Latinos and as among the top Latinas in Government and Politics, Maria Teresa (Petersen) Kumar is the founding President & CEO of Voto Latino, a leading national civic engagement organization targeting acculturated American Latino youth. She is also an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC and the host of MSNBC.com's new show, Changing America.
You don't want to miss the moderated Q & A session with Emmy-award-winning reporter. Rafael Sanchez in Maria Teresa Kumar's evening lecture. Seating is limited. Register on Eventbrite today!
Sponsored by: The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Topical Panels, Speakers and Symposiums
Cameras, Creative Collaboration and Care for Those Affected by Alzheimer’s:
A Conversation with Filmmaker Michelle Memran
Wednesday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. University Hall, Room 3011 (IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy), 301 Univ. Blvd.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET FILMMAKER Michelle Merman at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her documentary THE REST I MAKE UP is about Maria Irene Fornes, one of American’s greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, but many know her only as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist—“Mother Avant-Garde”-- constructed astonishing worlds onstage, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards.
Note: By registering for the talk you will be entered to win 2 free tickets (6 total!) for the film screening during the Heartland Film Festival.
Faculty Invitation: Focus Group on Political Learning and Engagement
Friday, October 19, 12:15-1:45 pm in Taylor Hall (UC) 2009
This focus group will take about 90 minutes and food and drink will be provided. This and other focus groups like it are part of a study that IUPUI is conducting on the conditions for political learning and engagement here at IUPUI. Along with many of your peers, you will be asked questions about your perceptions of campus programs, values, decision-making processes, and events. Your views will be used to help us improve the environment for political learning, discussions, and participation. This research is being conducted by researchers at the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University. These researchers have been conducting this study at institutions nation-wide.
Please reserve your spot by emailing Jennifer Boehm at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested but cannot make that date, please let Jennifer know, and we will try to fit you into another group.