Fall 2016 (updated frequently)


September 7, 4pm - Evelyn Chapel Fellowship Hall (lower level)

Dr. Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez will offer a Dialogues Across the Disciplines lecture "New Ways of Engagement - Language Politics and Latino Literature in the Spanish Classroom" with Hispanic Studies major, Sarah O'Rourke ('17) and minor, Amber Stringer ('18). The Dialogues are inspired by the Re-Centering the Humanities grant.

 

September 15, 7pm - Beckman Auditorium Ames Library

Dr. Christina Isabelli with IES Exchange Student Nury Araya-Veloso and the Spanish Club will present the film Wild Tales  (2014 - Argentina) directed by Damian Szifron. "Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control" (Rotten Tomatoes). This film is part of the International Film Series.

September 15, 7pm - Davidson Room

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month programming at IWU, the office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a presentation on the countries celebrating their Independence Day, followed by a dance performance by the Ballet Folklorico de Central IL. All are invited. This event is part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity Series (3D Series), a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue.

 

September 22, 4pm - Beckman Auditorium Ames Library 

As part of the NIH Traveling Exhibit And There’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors Dr. Carolyn Nadeau will participate in the panel discussion, Women in Early Modern Europe. Her presentation, "Treating Sensory Ailments in the Age of Andreas Vesalius," uses both medical treatises and prescriptive domestic manuals to explore the means by which health care providers (from doctors to household matrons) in early modern Spain maintained the physical faculties and, when necessary, cured sensory deprivation brought on by injury or illness.

 

September 29, 7pm - Beckman Auditorium Ames Library

Dr. Carmela Ferradáns will present the film Even the Rain (2014) directed by Icíar Bollaín. This film is part of the International Film Series.

 

September 30, 12pm - Cartwright Room**

Come have lunch with Diana Hammer Tscheschlok '01. She is being awarded the Young Alumni award at Homecoming this year, and the Sociology and Anthropology Department has set up a casual brown bag lunch for faculty and students to get some time with her while she's on campus. Questions can be directed to Prof. Burke (mburke@iwu.edu). Diana's bio: https://www.iwu.edu/homecoming/alumni-award-winners.html

 

October 4, 4pm - Davidson Room

Faculty Workshop "Culture Shift: Rethinking the Deficit Perspective Toward African American and Latino Students in higher Education". Much of the discourse surrounding  African   American  and  Latino   students  in  higher   education  operate from a  deficit   perspective  highlighting what these  students  are lacking in their educational journeys. In this presentation Drs. Moises Orozco (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and  Brandon  Common (Office of Diversity and Inclusion) will discuss existing literature on  African   American  and  Latino (a)  students  in  higher   education  and share frameworks that challenge  deficit  thinking  toward  these groups.

October 6, 4pm - Beckman Auditorium

Jennifer Carrillo will be giving a public lecture titled "Organizer: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love to Struggle." Jenn  emigrated from Mexico City when she was 10 years old and spent most of her life in the U.S. as an undocumented person. She began engaging in activism around immigrant issues when she was a student at Illinois State University, helping lead the Occupy movement on campus. After graduation, Jenn spent several years working as a community organizer in central Illinois with Illinois People’s Action and National People’s Action. She has organized numerous action-driven campaigns around immigrant rights, environmental issues, racial equity, and economic justice. Jenn is currently the director of Mission Impact at YWCA McLean County. This event is made possible by the Ritchie-Birrer & Birrer Endowment Fund, the IWU Political Science Department and the series Women Changing the World: Activitists and Pathbreakers.

 

October 13, 7pm - Beckman Auditorium - CANCELLED

Dr. Carmela Ferradáns will present the film El juez y el general (2008) directed by Patricio Lanfranco and Elisabeth Farnswoth. This film is part of the International Film Series.

 

October 19, 7pm - SFH 102

The office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a presentation on the history behind Día De Los Muertos. The goal is to educate students especially on the cultural significance of the symbols and images that are slowly becoming commercialized and appropriated. Following the presentation, attendees are invited to go to the MC House and decorate a sugar skull which will be displayed at our Part 2 event in November. This event is part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity Series (3D Series), a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue. 

 

October 20, 7pm - Beckman Auditorium

Dr. Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez will present the film Ixcanul (2015) directed by Jayro Bustamente. This is the first film made in Kaqchikel Mayan language and it tells the story of 17-year-old María, an indigenous woman whose marriage has been arranged by her parents. The film provides a rare window into a culture we are hardly aware of. This film is sponsored by International Studies - Latin American Studies and is part of the International Film Series.

 

October 24, 4pm - Beckman Auditorium

Stephanie Kirk (Washington U., St. Louis) will give a public lecture on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz:  A Female Intellectual Confronts the Colonial Mexican Church. The event is part of the Religion Department and Women's and Gender Studies Program. Questions can be directed to Prof. Myscofski (myscofsk@iwu.edu)

 

November 1, 7pm - Multicultural Center House 

The office of Diversity and Inclusion will celebrate the Día De Los Muertos. Students will have an opportunity to celebrate the holiday with food, stories, music, and an altar set up for people to share photos of loved ones, tell stories, and enjoy the company and celebration of Día de los Muertos. This event is part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity Series (3D Series), a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue.

 

November 4, 1-3pm - Multicultural Center House

Open house at the Multicultural Center to celebrate the mural "La lucha de colores". The artist, Lucero Sánchez ('17) will be there to talk about her work! The multicultural Center is located at 1405 n. Park St (across from Holmes Hall)

 

 

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