NEWS FROM THE UNDERGROUND

Diversity/Inclusivity Events

APRIL 2015

WHAT'S GOING DOWN THIS MONTH

For the 2015 Spring Term, the campus will be busy with events! From poetry to environmentalism our campus will be providing a wide variety of events to attend and support. So tell a friend, tell a neighbor, and support these groups in their efforts to entertain and educate. This month's newsletter will be updated when new information is obtained. Keep in mind that there will be a second newsletter out this month with reminders and more invites for April!

National Poetry Month/Sexual Assault Awareness Month/Earth Month

April is a very unique month with three known dedications: National Poetry Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and last, but not least, Earth Month (if there is another *title* month for April please let us know). With these diverse dedications in April, it makes for a large mixer of events created for the Knox community and the Galesburg community. Most of the events this month will include the Galesburg community allowing for Knox to develop a closer bond with our hometown. So, get involved, be entertained, and learn something new this month!

UPCOMING EVENTS

DIVERSITY ART MONTH SPONSORED BY THE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE FROM STUDENT SENATE

With big plans for April, the Diversity Committee from Student Senate has come up with a month filled with events for all to attend. Focused on diversity within the creative world, the title of the month is "The Art of Intersectionality: An Artistic Exploration of Identities and Experiences." The committee will be bringing in a speaker, raising money for Asha for Life, conducting diversity workshops, a poetry night, and ending the month with a gallery art show! Events are listed below!


If you want to participate or have questions email the Diversity Chair of Student Senate ChanTareya Paredes at ckparedes@knox.edu. 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 ckparedes@knox.edu


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

Diversity in Motion, April 10th-Located in Kresge, time TBA


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

EquiKnox will be bringing Dr. Beverly Wright to Knox! Her presentation will be located in Kresge at 7pm, she will be lecturing on environmental racism, followed by book signing. Also, there will be opportunities for small groups of students to eat a private dinner (Apr 12th) or lunch (Apr 13th) with Dr. Wright.


Bio:


"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

Professor Tommy Curry teaches philosophy at Texas A&M and his work focuses on Critical Race Theory and Africana Philosophy entitled "New Racism or That Old Time Racist Misandry: The Political Economy of Black Male Neglect: Elaine Brown's New Racism and the Racist Myth of The Super Predator." Funded by Cultural Events committee from the Grieg Post fund. This lecture will be given at 4:00PM on Tuesday April 7th, it will be held in the Round Room. This event is courtesy of the Philosophy and Africana Studies departments.



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

These events will be held in the 1st floor lounge in Alumni Hall @4PM. It is open for all students to attend and is presented by the Health and Counseling Center. For more information on Mindfulness Mondays contact Allison Schieferle Uhlenbrock at alschieferleuhle@knox.edu.

APRIL 8TH LARRY GONICK HIS TALK ENTITLED "COMICS--WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?" @ 4PM IN THE ROUND ROOM

With the financial support of the Art Department, the Cultural Events Committee, and the Greig Post fund, I am sponsoring a talk at 4:00 p.m. in the Round Room, CFA, on Wednesday April 8th. The speaker is Larry Gonick, the "overeducated cartoonist," who is the author of more than a dozen books, including the Cartoon Histories of the Universe, the Modern World, and the United States, and the Cartoon Guides to Chemistry, Physics, Sex, the Environment and other topics. His talk, "Comics—What's the Big Idea?", will offer insights into how the medium of comics can be used to convey big ideas and complex information. Gonick will discuss issues of abstraction, narration, and humor, illustrated with slides and live drawing.


For more information contact Lynette Lombard @ llombard@knox.edu.

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 @ kschrade@knox.edu.

POETIC VOICES TO COME TO KNOX!

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COMMON GROUND PRESENTS KATIE WIRSING, APRIL 10TH @ 7PM IN THE TAYLOR LOUNGE

"Katie Wirsing has never been big on small talk. Or backward thinking. Firmly believing the mouth is a speakerbox to whatever makes your heart sing most, she has opera lungs and a getaway car for anyone willing to pick up and move forward.

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

"A native of San Francisco, Gretchen E. Henderson writes across genres and the arts to invigorate her critical and creative practices. Her books include a hybrid novel, Galerie de Difformité (&NOW Books, winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Prize, also a Nobbie Best Book of 2011), a critical volume about literary appropriations of music and silence, On Marvellous Things Heard (Green Lantern Press, 2011), and a poetry chapbook engaging cartographic history, Wreckage: By Land & By Sea (Dancing Girl Press, 2011). Her second novel, The House Enters the Street (Starcherone Books), was shortlisted for the AWP Award Series in the Novel and the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. Her fiction, poetry, nonfiction, scholarship, and hybrid writings have been published in a range of journals and anthologies, including The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review, The Journal of Artists’ Books, The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing (both volumes I and II),Ugliness: The Non-Beautiful in Art and Theory, Performance Research, and a number of other publications." (www.bookunbound.wordpress.com)


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 (rreckart@knox.edu) with any questions or ideas for a future Tea Hour.

APRIL 11TH "MEET AND GREET" FOR BLACK MEN IN THE KNOX AND GALESBURG COMMUNITY

A black male focused support series is being developed this term starting with a meet and greet in the Evelyn Handler Room in Alumni Hall at 1pm. The meet and greet is focused on bringing self identifying black male students together with community members and Knox community members so that a network of support can be formed. There will be 4 more events throughout the term to again bring these young men together with the combined knowledge and wisdom of 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 @ janelson@knox.edu.

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 @ drlynch@knox.edu.

APRIL 18TH-19TH GLOBAL LEARNING RETREAT SPONSORED BY OISS AND CAMPUS LIFE

The Global Learning Retreat (GLR) offers an opportunity to engage international and American students beyond mere exposure toward deepened global awareness, perspective taking and cultural diversity. Through various experiential learning activities students will have the opportunity to share their cultural story, discuss the implications of varying global perspectives and process the meaning for oneself through reflection.

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 tagreenlee@knox.edu

https://docs.google.com/a/knox.edu/forms/d/10r07GZXOPkXhftK_1e2C3-f33vg6I1nZsSSnEgGqKm0/viewform

APRIL 25TH UMOJA! FINALE SPRING CONCERT @ 4:30PM IN KRESGE

Come out and enjoy the performance by the Umoja! Choir! This will be their ending concert for the choir. After 20 years of work this will be Jessie Dixon's last performance with the Umoja! Choir, so please support her and her group for their magnificent work. For more information on the finale contact Jessie Dixon @ jdixon@knox.edu

APRIL 27TH OPENING FOR THE BLACK POETRY DISPLAY IN THE SEYMOUR LIBRARY

A joint project between students Catlin Watts and Nicole Hunter and Seymour Library, this display will correspond with A.B.L.E. Week and run throughout May. For more information contact Ryan Lynch @ drlynch@knox.edu.

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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

FLASHBACK

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 @ aibrahim@knox.edu if you would like more details on this past event.

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