Thursday, 04 Nov 2021
"Linguistic justice in and beyond the classroom: Language, gender, and sexuality scholars on language advocacy," Allyson Jule, Lal Zimman and Joyhanna Yoo Garza. The panel will discuss language justice and gender and sexuality, highlighting their research and advocacy and encouraging ISU and Ames community members to engage in this work as well. Part of the Writing and Media Center's 2021-2022 Speaker Series on Language an Communication Justice.
What are "indigenous peoples" in China, and what are their worlds like? How did the Ming and Qing states manage non-Han indigenous peoples through the native hereditary chieftain system (known as the tusi system)? How did the socialist state create a nation of 56 nationalities, and what were its policies towards so-called "minority nationalities?" Erik Mueggler, University of Michigan, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture.
Tuesday, 09 Nov 2021
Many instructors consciously avoid controversial issues in the classroom because of the difficulty involved in managing heated discussions. However, controversy can be a useful, powerful, and memorable tool to promote learning. This conversation will provide instructors with resources to facilitate classroom discussions around controversial issues, including the O.T.F.D. (Open The Front Door) and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks.
Thursday, 11 Nov 2021
"Race" as we use it is not a biological category. Nor is there a "natural" explanation for why race relations are often difficult, but there are lots of interesting social, political, psychological, and historical ones. Agustin Fuentes is a Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University researching human evolution, multispecies anthropology, and structures of race and racism.
Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021
Open Spaces was developed as a way to create face to face interaction here on campus. It provides community members a chance to learn a new skill or share a talent of their own. Any person with a specific skill (dance, music, sports) is invited to teach these skills to the others for free. The idea is to promote cultural understanding and to break the borders between people. All are welcome.