2017-2018 Presentations

Latinx Heritage Month Immigration Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Davis-Harrington Welcome Center

Join the Missouri State University campus and Springfield community for a facilitated panel discussion about the current trends of immigration and its impacts on global and domestic landscapes. The panel will include members from Springfield as well as an immigration lawyer and government personnel.

“Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.” John F. Kennedy

LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month Keynote Address: Tiq & Kim Milan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 p.m.
PSU Theatre

Kim and Tiq Milan are a prominent couple within the LGBTQ+ community. As journalists, artists, and activists, their conversations will focus on gender roles, expectations in relationships, gender identity through a transgender and Black lens, and how they love from a radical queer and PoC perspective.

“Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin.” Tiq Milan

The Right to Pray: The Sun Dance, Factionalism, and Religious Suppression among the Kiowa

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Cheek Hall 102

Dr. William Meadows is a Professor in the Sociology and Anthropology department on campus and research focus on Indian code talkers, Plains Indian military societies, Plains Indian ethnohistory, Kiowa orthography etc.

This talk will examine the attempt to hold a religious ceremony in a Native American community in Oklahoma and the subsequent legal events that occurred. Dr. Meadows will also address aspects of Native American law, court systems, tribal sovereignty, gender, ethnicity, religion, civil rights, and the legal ramifications of this case.

“Never criticize a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.” Native American Proverb

One Drop of Love

March 20, 2018
7:00 p.m.
PSU Theatre

Franshen Cox DiGiovanni leads a one-woman show that focuses on the intersections of race, class, and gender identity.

Part of Women’s HERstory Month

Define American

April 17, 2018
7:00 p.m.
PSU Theater

Jose Antonio Vargas humanizes conversations on immigration, undocumented status, and American identity.