The 3D Series is a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue on Thursdays at 7pm in State Farm Hall 102 (unless noted otherwise). All events are open to the IWU campus community.

Fall 2017 Programs

  • September 7: The Colonized Black Body: Parallels in Between the World and Me and Get Out    

    Facilitated by Greta Franklin, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • September 14: "Let's Pow Wow! Native American Traditions Yesterday & Today"  

    Facilitated by Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy, Professor of Anthropology

  • September 19 (Special Date): Human Rights Workshop,  "Freedom of Expression on the College Campus:  Rights and Responsibilities"  

    4:30 - 7:00 p.m., Joslin Atrium and various locations in the Memorial Center

  • September 28:  The Whole World is Texting:  Youth Protest in the Information Age  

    Presented by Irv Epstein, Professor in Peace and Social Justice, Chair of Educational Studies 

  • October 5:  Walk a Mile  

    Sexual and domestic violence awareness event in which men walk in high heel shoes to bring awareness to the cause. Meet at the stairs of Joslin Atrium at 6:45 p.m.    

  • October 26:  Interfaith Speaker  

    Sponsored by the Chaplain's Office and IWU Interfaith

  • November 2 - Film and Discussion:  Check It  

     Check It chronicles the lives of members of an African-American, gay and trans street gang in Washington, DC. Sponsored by PRIDE Alliance

  • November 9 - Accent and Identity:  a Creative Writing Workshop  

    Facilitated by Carmela Ferradans, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Joanne Diaz, Associate Professor of English

  • November 16 - Program sponsored by Spanish and Latino Students Association (SALSA)  


  •  November 30 - Kwanzaa  

    Celebrate Kwanzaa, a cultural celebration of family and community utilizing African American and pan-African traditions. Kwanzaa celebrations usually include food, music, dancing and poetry. Sponsored by the Black Student Association. 

  • December 7- Light the Night   

    Join IWU students for a multifaith, multicultural and musical evening as students tell stories and share traditions of the holidays of light. Sponsored by the Chaplain's Office.



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.

  • October 11  - Finding Reliable News Sources  in an Era of "Fake News" and "Alternative Facts"    

    Facilitated by Karen Schmidt and  Sarah Lindenbaum, Professor and Asst. Professor, University Library  

  • October 18 - Title IX:  Time to Respond  

    Facilitated by Karla Carney-Hall and Darcy L. Greder, Dean and Associate Dean of Students 

  • October 25 - From Tea to Trump  

    Notes on Racism and Empathy in Conservative Politics, Meghan Burke, Associate Professor of Sociology

  •  November 8 -  The Creation of Islamophobia  

    Facilitated by Hannah Mesouani, Assistant Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion 

  •  November 15- Reproductive Rights  

    Amanda Breeden, Vice President, PRIDE Alliance