The 3D Series is a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue on Thursdays at 6 pm in State Farm Hall 102 (unless noted otherwise). All events are open to the IWU campus community.
Spring 2018 3D Programs
January 25- Film and Discussion: Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class (6 - 7:30 p.m.)
Against All Odds is a documentary that probes the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Reduced educational opportunity, rampant employment discrimination, the inequitable application of the GI bill, mortgage redlining and virulent housing segregation are among the injustices that have converged to limit the prosperity of black families from generation to generation.
February 1 - Film and Discussion: 14 Kilometers (Ames Library, Beckman Auditorium)
This 2007 Spanish drama follows the lives of three African immigrants (two from Niger and one from Mali) who attempt to immigrate to Spain to pursue better lives. Smugglers who they eventually realize are untrustworthy, drop them off in the desert 14 kilometers from their destination in Spain.
Co-sponsored by the IWU International Film Series
February 8 - The Poetry of Between the World and Me
This event will offer a closer examination of and engagement with the poetry referred to in Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me , including poems by Richard Wright, Sonia Sanchez, Robert Hayden, and Amiri Baraka. Facilitated by Mike Theune, Professor of English and Writing Center Director with student poets.
February 22 - The Evolution of Black Racial Identity, Greta Franklin
W.E. Dubois’s seminal work, The Souls of Black Folk opened with the following line: The problem of the 20th century will that of the color line.” This talk will focus on how the concept and racial category associated with people of African descent has shifted throughout American history. What does it mean to be black when your racial categorization can change based on the time period in history, your skin color, the race of your mother or father, where you live, the language you speak, etc. Scenes from films will be used to illustrate this topic.
March 1 - The Crisis in North Korea
Sponsored by the History Department
April 5 - Take Back the Night
Spring 2018 Poli-Talks Programs
The Poli-Talks Series was created in spring 2017 to provide an on-going opportunity for students, faculty and staff members to discuss current political and cultural issues. The discussions are structured in a manner that allows program participants to share their thoughts, opinions and feelings and welcomes multiple perspectives and viewpoints. Poli-Talks take place on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in State Farm Hall, 102.
February 7- Prison Industrial Complex
Facilitated by Kayley Rettberg ‘20 and Todd Fuist, Assistant Professor of Sociology
March 21 - Finding Reliable News Sources in an Era of "Fake News"
April 4- The Framing of Sexual Assault in LGBQA TGNC communities
Facilitated by Hannah Mesouani, Assistant Director, ODI