NEWS FROM THE UNDERGROUND
WHAT'S GOING DOWN THIS MONTH
National Poetry Month/Sexual Assault Awareness Month/Earth Month
DIVERSITY ART MONTH SPONSORED BY THE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE FROM STUDENT SENATE
If you want to participate or have questions email the Diversity Chair of Student Senate ChanTareya Paredes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DiversityArtMonth/timeline?ref=page_internal.
The Diversity Committee of Student Senate is also collaborating with the Department of Art and Art History to sponsor an exhibit of art works exploring themes of identity and intersectionality.
The exhibit will open in the CFA gallery on April 26th.We encourage all Knox artists to submit relevant works by bringing them to the CFA Gallery with an attached entry form between the dates of April 21 and April 24.
For additional information, again, please contact ChanTareya "TT" Paredes at email@example.com
Entry form link- http://goo.gl/forms/z5RyiUTYfv
ALL THINGS FOR ASHA FOR LIFE EVENTS :
TUESDAY APRIL 7TH, Presentation and the beginning of the fundraiser, located in Ferris Lounge from 5pm-7pm
SATURDAY APRIL 25TH, Union Board Sponsors Battle Ball (Bubble Soccer) in the Fieldhouse from 4pm -10pm. (Entry fee is $1.00. Proceeds will go to Asha for life.)
SATURDAY APRIL 25TH, A Run Up Bishop Hill, time and location TBA
DIVERSITY ART MONTH EVENTS
INCITE Conference Presentation and Domestic Violence Workshops, April 13th, 6:30pm-8:00pm location TBA
Poetry and Popcorn, April 16th- Located in the Gizmo. Time TBA
Stargazing and Movie Night, April 17th- Movie selected by K.A.R.E.S.
Planet Earth: Jungles, location and time TBA
Music and Coffee, April 24th- Located in the Gizmo, time TBA
Gallery Art Opening and Art Tour, April 26th- Located in CFA, time TBA
Dr. Beverly Wright, EquiKnox Speaker, April 13th, 7pm
"Dr. Beverly Wright is a professor of Sociology and the founding director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ). For nearly two decades, she has been a leading scholar and advocate in the environmental justice arena. She has created a unique center, formerly at Xavier University, and currently at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The DSCEJ is one of the few community/university partnerships that addresses environmental and health inequities in the Lower Mississippi River Industrial Corridor, the area commonly referred to as Cancer Alley.
Since Hurricane Katrina, much of the work at the DSCEJ has focused on research, policy, and community outreach, assistance, and education of displaced African-American residents of New Orleans. Dr. Wright has been an advocate of the safe return of residents, addressing the critical issues of health and environmental restoration and monitoring fairness as it relates to standards of clean up. The center has been a resource to the community providing education, training, and job placement to displaced citizens of New Orleans.
Dr. Wright has conducted groundbreaking and significant research in the area of environmental justice and developed a curriculum for use at the elementary school level that has been used by the New Orleans Public Schools. She manages Hazardous Waste Worker Training Programs that embrace a work-based curriculum and a holistic approach to learning for young men and women living near Superfund and Brownfield sites resulting in their employment." (from her website www.drbeverlywright.com)
To read more of her background check out her website: http://drbeverlywright.com/
AROUND THE WAY
APRIL 7TH @ 4:00PM-HUMANITIES "IDENTITIES SERIES": Philosopher Tommy Curry
For more on Dr. Tommy Curry check the philosophy TAMU site: http://philosophy.tamu.edu/html/bio-Curry.html.
MINDFULNESS MONDAYS APRIL 6TH & APRIL 20TH
APRIL 8TH LARRY GONICK HIS TALK ENTITLED "COMICS--WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?" @ 4PM IN THE ROUND ROOM
For more information contact Lynette Lombard @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 9TH 1ST ANNUAL KNOX COLLEGE PRAIRIE FIRE FEST @4PM -6PM
This campus carnival sponsored by SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) and the Department of Athletics on April 9, the Knox Prairie Fire Fest will be held on the South Lawn of Old Main from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. There will be booths featuring different games and activities, sponsored by intercollegiate teams. Participants will be eligible to win tickets at each booth and there will be a prize booth where tickets are redeemed. Supper that night will be on the Gizmo patio from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm (instead of in the Hard Knox Cafe). In addition to Diversity Art Month, the event is also in collaboration with the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Recognition Week. The link for the Facebook event is here.
For more information contact Kim Schrader @ email@example.com.
POETIC VOICES TO COME TO KNOX!
COMMON GROUND PRESENTS KATIE WIRSING, APRIL 10TH @ 7PM IN THE TAYLOR LOUNGE
Never afraid of the difficult truths, Katie has toured her way to stages around the world, speaking on issues from gender, love, sexuality, and spirituality to jello wrestling and her ever-hilarious Grandmother. Member of the 2006 National Poetry Slam Championship team and 13th-ranked poet at the Women of The World Poetry Slam, Katie’s work has been featured on college campuses across the country, NPR, the BBC and countless local radio stations. She performed as the opening act for The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and AquaGirl, a queer woman’s festival, as well as being the poetic voice on a national commercial." (katiewirsing.squarespace.com)
Read more of her bio at: http://katiewirsing.squarespace.com/
GRETCHEN HENDERSON "POETICS OF EMBODIMENT: DISABILITY, CREATIVITY, AND THE SHAPE OF SPACE" APRIL 16TH, @4PM IN ALUMNI ROOM, OLD MAIN
Her presentation is open to the Galesburg community!
Read more on her site: https://bookunbound.wordpress.com/about/
INTERNATIONAL TEA HOUR! PRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES (OISS)
Join the Office of International Student Services (OISS) for a weekly International Tea Hour, featuring international teas, snacks, and conversations. Fridays 4 - 5pm, Knight Student Lounge, Alumni Hall.
OISS is looking for other organizations or students to partner with to sponsor a future International Tea Hour. Please contact Rebecca Eckart (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or ideas for a future Tea Hour.
APRIL 11TH "MEET AND GREET" FOR BLACK MEN IN THE KNOX AND GALESBURG COMMUNITY
Cultivating Knox men is important and this is a chance for them to see others like them going through struggles and succeeding.
For more information on this event contact Jamal Nelson @ email@example.com.
APRIL 15TH FLASH TALK WITH LENA HEILMANN IN SEYMOUR LIBRARY REFERENCE ROOM @ 4:15PM
Trigger Warnings: Where Do We Go From Here?
Conversations about incorporating trigger warnings into college syllabi or in classrooms remain a contentious and divided issue on campuses as well as online. The debate is well underway, but it has by no means been resolved. Professor Lena Heilmann will outline current opinions and positions regarding trigger warnings and facilitate a discussion in response to the question: "Where do we go from here?" You can find more information on Professor Heilmann here: https://www.knox.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/modern-languages/faculty/heilmann-lena.
For information on this event contact Ryan Lynch @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 18TH-19TH GLOBAL LEARNING RETREAT SPONSORED BY OISS AND CAMPUS LIFE
The retreat is a unique collaboration between Augustana College and Knox College. Faculty members and Student Life staff from both institutions will facilitate various education sessions and activities designed to offer a rich learning experience for all participants.
The retreat will be held April 18 - 19 at Augustana College.
If you're interested in participating in the Global Learning Retreat please complete the Google Form below. If you have any questions, please contact Travis Greenlee at email@example.com
APRIL 25TH UMOJA! FINALE SPRING CONCERT @ 4:30PM IN KRESGE
APRIL 27TH OPENING FOR THE BLACK POETRY DISPLAY IN THE SEYMOUR LIBRARY
April 11th- Greek Life Sponsored Movie in Kresge
April 16th-Big Pink Volleyball 8-10pm in Field House-Campus Life
April 15th-Late Night Movie Kresge @ 9pm-Campus Life
April 22nd- Movie in Kresge @ 8pm-Campus Life
April 26th-Senate Mixer- Student Senate
April 29th- Across Knox @ 7PM- Campus Life
CULTURAL CLUB GENERAL MEETINGS
EVERY MONDAY LO-NUESTRO'S GENERAL MEETINGS AT 7:00PM IN ALUMNI HALL ROOM 117
EVERY WEDNESDAY JAPANESE CLUB'S GENERAL MEETINGS
EVERY WEDNESDAY HARAMBEE'S GENERAL MEETINGS AT 9:00PM IN FERRIS LOUNGE
EVERY THURSDAY KNOX INFLUENCE'S GENERAL MEETINGS AT 8:00PM IN THE GIZMO
EVERY THURSDAY ASA'S GENERAL MEETINGs AT 5PM
EVERY FRIDAY ASAP GENERAL MEETINGs
EXPRESSION- CARLOS ANDRES GOMEZ CAME TO KNOX ON APRIL 3RD
"Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City. He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood, released by Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, he costarred in Spike Lee’s #1 movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen. He appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and, most recently, in the third season of TV One’s Verses and Flow. He has headlined festivals all over the world, including Indonesia, South Africa, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Canada, the U.K., and as Guest of Honor at the Berlin International Literature Festival in Germany.
Carlos has been featured on NPR, TEDx, Upworthy, MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Central Park SummerStage, Macy’s Passport Show, the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, the Omega Institute’s Women & Power Conference, and on Broadway with Savion Glover.
A former social worker and inner-city public school teacher, he grew up the child of a United Nations’ diplomat and indigenous rights’ activist – moving twelve times before graduating high school while living in four countries. He has lectured and performed at more than 300 colleges and universities, facilitated countless workshops, and delivered numerous keynotes and commencement addresses. He continues to tour the globe." (Read more at: http://carloslive.com/bio/)
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED OPENED APRIL 3RD AND 4TH
The event had two showings, one on Friday April 3rd and the second Saturday April 4th.
The coordinator for the project is Class Action, an activist organization on Knox campus that raises awareness and works on matters involving socio-economic class.Theatre of the Oppressed is an interactive dramatic event which engages both actors and the audience of the theater in dialogue and critical reflection of our collective struggles in the oppressive realities of society today and our potential to change them. In form of Forum Theatre, a short scene will be performed which shows an instance of oppression against which the Protagonist is unable to fight. The scene is then performed a second time, but this round, the audience become "spect-actors" who may at any point yell "stop!" and change the direction of the situation by replacing the actor Protagonist or Oppressor on stage and acting out, through interactive improvisation, alternative dialogue, ideas, and solutions.
The show was opened to everyone- both the Knox and the larger Galesburg community.
Contact Ahmad Ibrahim @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more details on this past event.
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