Monday, 28 Feb 2022
Join Michael Bugeja, Distinguished Professor (LAS), as he shares his practices and views about trigger warnings. He disputes the conventional wisdom of "avoidance rationale" as teachers who use such warnings typically tackle the difficult topics. He also rebuts methodologies of studies that show trigger warnings are ineffective and provides guidelines that not only respect students' well-being but also result in enhanced teaching practices.
A three-part trivia night series will test your knowledge of Black history, with a different style of trivia each night.
"Now That's Magic: How Black Women Have Shaped History Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," personal development coach Jessica Lundy will share not only how each of these women have impacted her and propelled her journey, but also distill the essential elements of each for audience members to use in their endeavors. This program is tailored specifically for Black History Month and Women's History Month programming.
Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022
The Reminders, a husband-wife hip hop duo, consists of Brussels, Belgium-born Big Samir and Queens, New York-born emcees and vocalist Aja Black. In this combo presentation and performance, Samir and Aja will guide attendees through the history of hip hop and its incredible influence in culture. This event will be in person and live streamed. It will NOT be recorded.
Wednesday, 02 Mar 2022
A professional development opportunity for faculty, professional and merit staff. These sessions provide a structured environment to enhance your understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences. Many of the sessions will focus on providing tools to improve employee interactions and create inclusive workspaces. Registration (free) is requested.
In "Muslims of the Heartland," Edward E. Curtis IV uncovers the long history of Muslims in a part of the country where many readers would not expect to find them -- including in Iowa, the home of the first purpose-built mosque in the United States. Hosted by ISU's religious studies program.
The categories of race, gender, and sexuality continue to be the site of analysis for many higher education researchers, effectively filling the void of intersectional approaches to student development and learning theory. Yet, we still struggle with terminology that honors Latinx/a/o students' identities, let alone their intersections with systems of oppression.
Thursday, 03 Mar 2022
The online showing and discussion of the "Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power" documentary will be led by Catt Center director Karen Kedrowski. The feature-length documentary tells the story of Representative Barbara Lee, who has been a voice for human rights, peace, and economic and racial justice in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1998.
Friday, 04 Mar 2022
ISCORE is the university's local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference supports the university's Mission to "create, share and apply knowledge ... and make Iowa and the world a better place." Registration (free) is requested.