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Five Diversity-Oriented October Events
Fear of a Bleak Planet: Rapping About Race, Poverty, and the Environment
Departmental Sponsors: Archives of African American Music and Culture; College of Arts and Sciences; College Arts and Humanities Institute; and Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs
Hip hop is a complex cultural, social, and political movement that emerged during the post-civil rights era when the urban economy was on a steep decline, governmental support programs were being dismantled, drug abuse was on the rise, and violent crime rates reached alarming heights. Out of this increasingly desolate landscape, rap music arose as a voice of protest, offering commentary on the bleak environment and socio-political issues affecting inner-city communities. Over the past 30 years the movement has grown exponentially.
Presented by the Archives of African American Music and Culture, this exhibit and panel discussion will examine issues of sustainability–including social and racial equality, economic needs, and environmental racism–through the lens of hip hop. Featured panelists include hip hop scholars Fernando Orejuela and Cheryl Keyes.
Every first Tuesday of the month, a professional development workshop will help develop and promote graduate students for future careers, primarily in academe. The workshops will be led by Latino faculty and professionals at IU and include such topics as publishing, presenting at conferences, and articulating your research interest and teaching philosophy statement. Refreshments will be provided. Part of "Preppin' for the Profession" series presented by Latino Graduate Student Association. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. Bring a working copy. For more information: email@example.com or Facebook: Latin @ Graduate Student Association @ IU.
Co-sponsored by: Center for Constitutional Democracy, La Casa, Office of Diversity Education, Latina/o Law School Student Association, International Law Society, Black Law Student Association, Hudson & Holland Scholars Advisory Council.
Internationally known opera star Angela Brown, who honed her craft at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, is on a mission: the down-to-earth soprano with the voice of an angel seeks to bring opera to the masses. Brown will return to Bloomington for an October 16th 8:00 p.m. performance of her witty solo show, Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, at the Musical Arts Center. Cliff Jackson will accompany her on piano. Tickets available through the Musical Arts Center Box Office on Jordan Avenue: $15 general admission, $10 any full-time student.
The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program (HHSP) invites faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, administrators, and professionals to participate in the 2nd annual L.E.A.D conference. The HHSP L.E.A.D initiative is founded on the principles of Leadership, Excellence, Academics, and Diversity. The annual L.E.A.D. Conference is one of HHSP's tools for fostering these values in its scholars. The conference reflects HHSP's commitment to investing in students' personal and professional development and builds on the doctrine of encouraging students to become leaders and agents of change. HHSP scholars have been able to contribute and give back to the community by participating in volunteering and internship experiences. HHSP trains its scholars to be active members in the community and to serve in the field of social justice.
Conference volunteers are needed to assist with setup, registration, break-out room hosting, and cleanup. Individual duties will be assigned in a follow-up e-mail. Business attire is required and food will be provided on Saturday, October 23. A volunteer orientation is scheduled for Friday, October 22, from 4-5:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Convention Center.
Please sign up for the following volunteer shifts:
Revised: October 4, 2010
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