Diversity events this week

From Lauren Forrest and the D&I committee:

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.

Cross-cultural Lecture 4: Exploring Chinese Musical Instruments and Traditional Chinese Musics
When: March 26, 5-7pm
Where: McGuffey
Description: Mr. Xie Zhenggang is a master of Chinese folk music instruments and will present a talk on Chinese musical instruments and traditional Chinese music.

International Fair
When: March 26, 5-7pm
Where: Armstrong Pavillion A/B
Description: International fair is the kick-off event for Miami University’s Intercontinental Week. Organizations from all over the world will host different games and food.

Paper Discussion on Richeson & Shelton, 2007, Current Directions*
When: March 27, 6pm
Where: 134 Psychology Building
Description: The CPI is hosting this event to discuss—with pizza and beverages provided—one of Dr. Jenn Richeson’s highly-influential papers that explores how people negotiate interracial interactions.

Travis Alabanza
When: March 27, 6-8pm
Where: Upham 002
Description: Travis Alabanza is a poet and performance artist who uses their art to share the story of the survival day-in and day-out as a Black, trans, gender-nonconforming person living in the UK. Hosted by Spectrum.

Women’s Read In
When: March 28, 10am-4pm
Where: King Library
Description: Two lectures related to diversity will be given. The titles are “Race, racism and the women’s movement from 1848 till today” (by Kimberly Hamlin) and “Telling her story: How women authors and illustrators inspire and empower African-American girls” (by Jason Shaiman)

The Refugee Experience
When: March 28, 1:15-2:35pm
Where: Johnston 142, Middletown campus, Miami University
Description: This program offers the opportunity to hear the voices of women refugees living in Southwest Ohio. Invitations have been made to refugees from a variety of areas including Bhutan, Burundi, Iraq and Syria.

ABPsi Film Night*
When: March 28, 6pm
Where: 125 Psychology Building
Description: The Association of Black Psychologists will host a film and discussion about diversity and inclusion issues.

Myaamiaki Conference
When: March 30, 9am-4pm
Where: Myaamia Center
Description: The Myaamiaki Conference highlights new and continuing research related to a wide range of subject matter concerning Myaamia history, language, culture, ecology, and revitalization work.

Safe Zone Training
When: March 30, 9-11:30am
Where: Armstrong Student Center, room 2078
Description: “The focus of this training is to provide participants with the fundamentals of awareness, history, language, and basic tips on how to be an ally of the LGBTQ community.”

Dr. Jennifer Richeson’s Colloquium Presentation*
When: March 30, 3pm
Where: Taylor Auditorium (1000 Farmer School of Business)
Description: Dr. Richeson will review “research examining how exposure to information that the United States is becoming a “majority-minority” nation affects racial attitudes and political outcomes (e.g., ideology, policy preferences), and the psychological mechanisms that give rise to them, focusing primarily on the reactions of members of the current dominant racial group (i.e., White Americans).”

*Indicates part of the Psychology Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Week