Diversity events this week

Note that the weekly diversity events are now collated by Lauren Forrest (taking over from Laurel), whom we thank for her efforts to keep us informed of these! We are trying to post these with enough lead time for appropriate planning, but if there are any suggestions for how to better do so, please let us know.

Art Museum Lecture: Black Power No More
When: Monday, March 5 at 10am
Where: Miami University Art Museum
Description: Join us for an explanation of the embrace and cooptation of black pride. Black Power energized the Civil Rights Movement and gave African Americans a new sense of pride.

Was Hojo Masako Japan’s Only Female Shogun?
When: Monday, March 5 at 4pm (1.5-hour event)
Where: Harrison Hall 111
Description: Dr. Ethan Segal is an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Japan Council at Michigan State University. Professor Segal’s lecture explores a wide range of issues, including Hojo Masako’s life and legacy.

The Structure of Protest Cycles: Contagion and Cohesion in South Korea’s Democracy Movement
When: Monday, March 5 at 6pm
Where: Upham 001
Description: Rodney Coates, professor of in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies and director of Black World Studies, brings the speakers to campus for his class “Critical Inquiry and Penny Lecture Series.” The theme of this year’s series is Global Identities and Social Movements.

Art Museum Lecture: Tammy Kernodle
When: Tuesday, March 6 at 12pm
Where: Miami University Art Museum
Description: Explore Hughes’ collaborative projects with singers and composers and how these efforts resulted in the formation of narratives of resistance that parallel the direct action activism that defined the the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. Co-sponsored with Association of Black Faculty and Staff (ABFAS)

Diversity Week featuring Damon Williams
When: Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm (2-hour event)
Where: Hamilton campus, 114 Rentschler Hall
Description: The keynote presentation will engage audiences in a unique TED Talk-like conversation about the most cutting-edge ideas regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leadership today.

Miami Theatre: We Are Proud to Present
When: March 7 through March 10 at 7:30pm; March 10 and March 11 at 2:00pm
Where: Studio 88 Theatre
Description: We Are Proud To Present invites us into the rehearsal room with six actors devising a presentation about a little-known genocide in German colonial Africa. Their stormy collaboration questions how histories are written and whose voices are heard.
$12 Adult | $9 Senior | $8 Student

The Mountaintop, LA Theatre Works
When: Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm (2.5-hour event)
Where: Hall Auitorium
Description: Punctuated by the immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality. $20 Adult | $19 Senior | $10 Youth/Student

Japanese Cooking Night
When: Friday, March 9 at 6:00pm
Where: Armstrong Student Kitchen
Description: Come join us for a night of fun while we make okonomiyaki and strawberry daifuku. Cost is $5 per person.