Excerpt from The Diversity Speaker Newsletter

April 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Writing as Guest Author to Maura Cullen’s ‘The Diversity Speaker Newsletter,’ Brian Shimamoto discussed the issues regarding the lack of conversation when it comes to responding to discriminatory behavior. In particular, Shimamoto’s piece in the newsletter makes reference to the YouTube video which went viral of which a UCLA student made racist and bigoted anti-Asian commentary. This video was made a few hours after the devastating earthquake in Japan, and so the reponses made towards this student were quite violent, discriminatory, and hateful in themselves. Brian uses this example to discuss the problem of increasing hate, racism, sexism, and bigotry within retaliation. Its a good read.

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“A Conversation with Zach Wahls: SAGE Straight Americans for Gay Equality Indiana Summit”

April 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

“An activist training and Interactive Skype conference devoted to promoting equality in hiring and housing policies in Indiana, along with mobilizing public opinion to overturn the recent passage of the bill banning gay marriage and civil unions in the state of Indiana will be held at IUPUI Saturday, April 9, 2011.

The event begins at noon in Main Lecture Hall, 325 University Boulevard. Planned by students in the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies in the IU School of Liberal Arts, it is sponsored by SAGE – Straight Americans for Gay Equality – Indiana and IUPUI chapters -in cooperation with the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies, Alliance for Sexual Equality, and IUPUI’s Communication Club and Democracy Plaza.”

To read this article in full at the IUPUI News Center site, please click here!

A Film Series Project Screening TODAY!

April 4, 2011 § Leave a comment


March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Time Action Vision by Christian Holler

In Time Action Vision, Christian Holler, of the interdisciplinary Critical Curatorial Cybermedia program at the University of Art and Design in Geneva, conducts 12 conversations on the topics of cultural studies, post-colonialism, globalization, activism and cultural participation. His interlocutors are some of the most respected theoreticians and activists working today: groundbreaking Black Atlantic author Paul Gilroy, Birmingham School founder Stuart Hall (Resistance Through Rituals: Youth Subcultures in Postwar Britain), prolific author Tariq Ali (The Clash of Fundamentalisms), former Weather Underground member (and famed Obama associate) Bill Ayers, Marxist geography scholar David Harvey (Social Justice and the City), London-based art theorist and critic Irit Rogoff, Israeli-born scholar of post-colonialism and transnationalism Ella Shohat, South African post-colonial theorist Achille Mbembe, French filmmaker (and Godard collaborator) Jean-Pierre Gorin, cultural studies scholar Lawrence Grossberg, Australian cultural studies scholar Meaghan Morris and Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman.

Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Today marks the 100th milestone of International Women’s Day!

Don’t know what International Women’s Day is? Click here!

IUPUI International Festival 02/24/2011

February 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Make sure to stop by the International Festival going on from 10AM through 2PM at the IUPUI Campus Center on Thursday, February 24th! The IUPUI University Library Diversity Council will have representatives present, advertising our research resources, A Film Series Project, along with other events and resources available for all to see and check out! Hope to see you there 🙂

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

February 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Logo of the United States Peace Corps.

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Ever thought of joining the Peace Corps after you graduate? Even if you would just like to learn more about the organization, check out the First Floor display cases at the University Library to see an array of artifacts from around the globe temporarily donated to the library and the Office of International Affairs for a special exhibit celebrating the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary! Check out upcoming events, and all of the amazing items that will be on display for the next few weeks.

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