Diversity events this week

From the D&I committee, by way of Lauren Forrest, campus events to enhance our understanding of diverse groups. Note that these are posted approximately a week ahead for advance planning purposes and anticipating most blog readers use the weekly digest which publishes Thursday mornings.

Telling a People’s Story Museum Exhibition
When: Now through June 30, 2018
Where: Miami University Art Museum
Description: This museum exhibition is devoted to the art found within the pages of African-American children’s picture books. Through 95 books and 130 illustrations, the exhibition emphasizes the strength of the illustrations as visual narrative representations of the African-American experience.

Miami Theatre: We Are Proud to Present
When: 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

Closing the Gender Gap in Technology: A STEM Path Forward for Girls Who Code
When: March 12 at 7:30pm
Where: Hall Auditorium
Description: Girls Who Code, the organization that Reshma Saujani founded, focuses on educating girls between the ages of 7 and 13, with hope that the girls grow up and pursue degrees and careers in STEM. Since 2012, the organization has grown from serving 20 girls in New York City to nearly 40,000 girls across the country. Girls Who Code most recently teamed up with publisher Penguin to release a series of 13 books for girls about computer science and coding.

The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
When: March 12 from 11:30am-1pm
Where: 202 Harrison Hall
Description: Krisztina Fehérváry, from the University of Michigan, will present a talk entitled “Retro Hungary: Nationalist Re-mattering of the Modern Past.

A Tale of Two African Hegemons
When: March 12 from 6-8pm
Where: Armstrong Student Center, room 3056
Description: This lecture assesses Nigeria/South Africa relations in the areas of politics, economics, and culture within the context of rivalries and hegemony.

Introducing Rich and Colorful Traditional Chinese Sports
When: March 12 at 7pm
Where: 415 McGuffey
Description: Chen Jielin, a member of the Scientific Research Department in Guangzhou, will give a speech on “Introducing Rich and Colorful Traditional Chinese Sports.”

Making it Practical
When: March 12 at 7pm
Where: Interfaith Center, 16 S. Campus Ave
Description: A talk by famed Rabbi Avtzon dean of the Yeshivah in Cincinnati on the topic of “Making it practical,” which will provide a new look at important Jewish topics.

The Effects of Chinese Medical Treatments on the Recovery of Sport Injuries
When: March 13 at 7pm
Where: 322 McGuffey
Description: Lin Jiaying, a doctor from Guangdong Sports Hospital, and also a team doctor of Guangdong Swimming team, will give a speech on “The Effects of Chinese Medical Treatments on the Recovery of Sport Injuries”.