Fixed: The science/fiction of human enhancement
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Karls Hall, 104
A haunting, subtle, urgent documentary, FIXED questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. Told primarily through the perspectives of five people with disabilities: a scientist, journalist, disability justice educator, bionics engineer and exoskeleton test pilot, FIXED takes a close look at the implications of emerging human enhancement technologies.
The purpose of the program is not to just reframe how we think about disability but provide opportunities to explore the new disability studies minor.
A Diolgue: A conversation between James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union Theater
A dialogue is a staged reading of a conversation between James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni of the subject of race. Though the conversation was transcribed in the 1970s, it is filled with points that are still pertinent in the 2010s. The reading will be under the direction of MSU Assistant Professor of Dance, Darryl K. Clark.
What do you mean you don't celebrate Christmas?
Monday, November 10, 2014
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, 317
Utilizing activities from A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute, participants will engage in personal reflection on how MSU's campus has responded to changing demographics and the increasing variety of religious diversity that is reflected in the University community.
Presented by Karen Aroesty, Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League in St. Louis
International disability studies: Building community
Monday, September 29, 2014
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, 313
This panel is part of the Nigeria Public Affairs Program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, Abuja, Nigeria, and Missouri State University, Provost Office and Division for Diversity & Inclusion. “Shattering Silences: International Disability Studies: Building Community” focuses on the experiences of Nigerian students with disabilities and their backgrounds, expectations, and challenges. This panel discussion is a peak into some international faculty and student perspectives and issues related to disability studies. This event is free and open to the public. It is also listed on the Master Advisor calendar. Even if you are not attending this event for Master Advisor credit, please register with FCTL to attend. Food is served at this event.
Nigerian cultural connections
Friday, September 26, 2014
4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, 313
This presentation is part of the Nigeria Public Affairs Program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, Abuja, Nigeria, and Missouri State University Provost Office and Division for Diversity & Inclusion. “Shattering Silences: Nigerian Cultural Connections” is a presentation by a Nigeria Scholars Delegation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka designed to share Nigeria’s cultural diversity with Missouri State University campus and the greater community. Come participate in cultural exchange and learn about Nigeria’s rich culturally diverse heritage. This event is free and open to the public. Food is served at this event, so your registration is required to ensure adequate food service.