Upcoming Events

Monday, February 20, 2017

  • Anti-Racism, "White Fragility" and the "Third Reconstruction": A Black Feminist Praxis of Survival, Resistance, and Hope
    6:00pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    In 2011, Dr. Robin DiAngelo published the article "White Fragility", which deeply interrogated how and why the collectivity of white identified people in the USA do not want to talk about how racism and white privilege impact their and non-white people's lives. "White fragility" was coined by Diangelo to describe how white people collectively find any conversation about race to be too emotionally difficult to productively engage in. White Fragility often means there is dismissal or denial of how mostly white people collude with systemic racism, benefit from white privilege, and how "race matters." From dismissing the validity of systemic racism, to making it about [white] "hurt" feelings, to wanting to be "Post-racial", white fragility is a deeply troubling barrier in creating anti-racism activism and ally-building. Over the past decade of scholarship dedicated to ethical consumption ("good food", locavorism, vegetarianism, Fair Trade, veganism) , scholars and food justice activists who are focused on intersections of food, ethics, and race have noticed a pattern: the mainstream ethical food movement rarely, if ever, addresses how race (i.e., racism, whiteness, racialization, anti-racism) operates when it comes to food, sustainability, and ethics. Even though critical race applications within the ethical food movement are slowly gaining momentum, many people of color involved struggle with how to navigate, intervene, and break past the barrier of "white fragility" and build intersectional anti-racist based "good" and "ethical" food models and praxis. "Intersectional" in this context means that even though anti racism is the central goal, one must practice anti racism while not reproducing other "isms" (i.e., heterosexism, cis-sexism, ableism). Intersectional frameworks, most importantly, take into account that race does not exist in a vacuum, and is deeply affected by factors such as class, gender, region, age, sexualities, and ability. As an African American food and health scholar, Dr. Harper will specifically talk about key strategies to identify conscious and unconscious racism, "white Fragility", and the health and nutritional consequences of "racial battle fatigue". Dr. Harper will creatively use real life examples of how systemic racism and white fragility operate, how to intervene, and how to create intersectional anti-racism for empowerment. Most importantly, even though Dr. Harper's focus is on food, ethics, and race, this talk will be of interest to anyone who desires to gain literacy and action around health, food, and racial justice during what Dr. Barber of the North Carolina NAACP calls the "Third Reconstruction" of the USA. It is a timely talk during a new era of American politics that threatens decades of social justice and civil rights work collectively and successfully achieved by thousands of people of color and allies.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • 2017 Povolny Lecture Series in International Studies
    7:30pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    2017 Povolny Lecture Series in International Studies - Trade and Migration: Globalization at Issue. Ian Coxhead, Professor and Chair, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Globalization and Income Inequality: Developing Country Perspectives"

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • People of Color Empowerment week presents Moonlight
    8:00pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    AIO and CODA will be screening the film Moonlight in honor of POC empowerment week. This event is funded by Film club
  • Movies at Midnight "La La Land"
    11:58pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    LaLa Land is a film about being an artist, actor, model, writer, musician or any other creative type, and all that comes with this dream; the price of making it and becoming famous in Hollywood. 123 minutes, PG-13, 2016, Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Encore Presentation "La La Land"
    8:00pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    LaLa Land is a film about being an artist, actor, model, writer, musician or any other creative type, and all that comes with this dream; the price of making it and becoming famous in Hollywood. 123 minutes, PG-13, 2016, Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Learning At Lawrence - FERPA
    11:00am Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    Learning at Lawrence: Julia Messitte presents "What everyone needs to know about protecting our student's privacy under FERPA"
  • Learning At Lawrence - FERPA
    1:00pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    Learning at Lawrence: Julia Messitte presents "What everyone needs to know about protecting our student's privacy under FERPA"
  • Seniors:Support, Strategies and Success (S<sup>4</sup>) Series - Alumni Panel
    6:00pm Cinema, Warch Campus Center
    S4 will provide you with the tools to promote your skills, create quality application materials, build your personal brand and more! Most importantly we want to help you feel energized about your future! Today's Session...ALUMNI PANEL: What comes next? Recent alumni will discuss how they transitioned to life after Lawrence. Learn about finding apartments, making friends in new cities, changing career paths and more! Schedule: January 17: Getting Started (completed) January 24: Resumes and Cover Letters (completed) January 31: Interviewing (completed) February 7: Dress for Success (completed) February 14: Managing Your Money (completed) February 21: LinkedIn and Social Media (completed) February 28: Alumni Panel (6 p.m. in Warch Cinema) See LUworks for session descriptions. Registration is appreciated.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Open Bystander Intervention Training
    6:00pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    Bystander intervention training is an interactive and educational presentation that aims to provide students with a better understanding of consent and sexual violence in our culture, as well as the skills and information they need to effectively intervene in situations of sexual misconduct on campus.

Friday, March 3, 2017

  • Movies at Midnight "Passengers"
    11:58pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. 2016, PG-13, 116 minutes. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • Encore Presentation "Passengers"
    8:00pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. 2016, PG-13, 116 minutes. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen.

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