Diversity Resource Office A Department within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

DiversiKey Eligible Events

The information for these events has been gathered from a number of sources. Though we take care to confirm that everything is accurate, we cannot guarantee that event times and locations have not changed, that events have not been cancelled or that the information we collected initially was accurate. You may attend other events on campus or in the community and contact our office for the point value.

If you know of any changes or errors in this list, please email them to dro@purdue.edu

 

 Safe Zone Training

This is a 3 hour workshop that is offered frequently throughout the semester at multiple locations.

Safe Zone participants are individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for LGBTQ people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation or gender identity/expression issues. Safe Zone members can display a placard in their office, classroom door, or residence showing that they are a friend to the LGBTQ community. For more information: http://www.purdue.edu/lgbtq/training/safe_zone.html This event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Center.

 

Trans Inclusion Training

This is a 1.5 hour workshop that is offered frequently throughout the semester at multiple locations.

From media coverage of transgender celebrities to national discussions of rights for transgender people, transgender and non-binary identities and experiences are more visible than ever. This training is designed to provide information about trans identities and help attendees develop skills to create inclusive and compliant spaces to support trans students, staff and faculty. For more information:

http://www.purdue.edu/lgbtq/training/trans_inclusion.html This event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Center.

 

Lafayette Urban Ministries After School Program

Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is in need of volunteers for our After School Program. LUM has 80 children in need of role models and tutors. LUM also needs volunteer bus drivers. LUM currently has two stipend positions available to individuals who can commit to driving 5 days per week throughout the school year. LUM follows the Lafayette School Corporation calendar and are not open during breaks. Interested? Contact Amanda Bajzatt at 765-423-2691.

 

Food finders Food Bank- Friday Afternoons

Interested in volunteering at our local Food Finders? Looking for transportation to a service site in your area? Join Friends of Food Finders, a student group here at Purdue! Email hicks70@purdue.edu to set up a time at Food Finders that fits your schedule! Why should I volunteer at Food Finders? Volunteers are truly a part of our team at Food Finders Food Bank. Without volunteers, Food Finders would not be able to serve over 4,000 backpacks to children in need each week. Food Finders would not be able to distribute thousands of pounds of food at our Mobile Pantry locations. Without volunteers, Food finders could not fight hunger in our 16 countries.

 

October 2017 Events

 

Dong Yifang: Painting Through a Century of Change in China

Exhibit open from August 28 – October 7, 2017. Mondays – Saturdays, 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Thursdays, 10:00am – 8:00pm – Stewart Center, Ringel Gallery

China’s fine art traditions, practices, and imagery can be linked to each significant political moment of its history, reflecting and responding to the mainstream political ideology, expectations, and academic discourse of the time. The exhibition Dong Yifang: Painting Through a Century of Change in China explores this connection through a visual survey of the life’s work of Chinese ink painter Dong Yifang as he finds his artistic voice through three distinct periods of Chinese history. This exhibit features the life’s work of Chinese artist Dong Yifang. Work by Dong’s teacher, Qin Zhongwen, and student, Wang Yani, will also be on display. All Purdue Galleries exhibits and events are free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Purdue College of Liberal Arts, National Endowment for The Arts, Indian Arts Commission, Tippecanoe Arts Federation and the Confucius Institute.

 

New Orleans Photography Exhibition featuring Mark Simons and William Caise

Monday, October 2 – Friday, December 15, 2017 – Black Cultural Center – Multipurpose Room II

Mark is a campus photographer who utilizes his talent of taking images to help Purdue communicate stories and connect people. BCC Assistant Director, Bill Caise provides leadership for the BCC Gordon Parks Ensemble that explores African American experience through photography. The exhibit highlights images from the Purdue BCC Research Tour to New Orleans in 2008. This event is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center.

 

Restoring Silent Voices: Revitalizing Native American Languages

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm – LWSN B151

Presenter: Wilhelm Meya, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Language Conservancy and the Lakota Language Consortium. "Every five months, another Native American language is lost forever. Today, only 2% of Native Americans are fluent in their language, nearly all elders. Most languages have only a handful of speakers left. It is a crisis. And yet there is hope. Since 2005, The Language Conservancy has worked with more than a dozen tribes to help save their languages. TLC has demonstrated that Native American languages can be revitalized. But the work can't be done only in the classroom." (Wilhelm Meya)This event is sponsored by NAECC, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Indigenous and Endangered Languages Lab, and Department of History.

 

Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics with Reshma Saujani

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse

Reshma Saujani, author of Girls Who Code, will present a lecture on "Closing the Gender Gap in Technology." Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Krannert School of Management, College of Education’s Ackerman Center, College of Science and the Department of Compunter Science.

 

Boilers OUT Loud

Tuesday, October 3 – Wednesday 4, 2017 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Mallett Theatre (Pao Hall)

Boilers OUT Loud! is a collection of funny, interesting, exciting, serious, creative, poignant, sometimes embarrassing but always REAL stories authored and performed by Purdue University students, faculty, and staff. These monologues shed light on the process of “Coming Out,” or sharing our identities with the world. Each unique story explores the diverse experiences and perspectives of LGBTQ people and their straight allies while also highlighting the power of the spoken word to educate and empower.

If you are interested in sharing YOUR story, please email the LGBTQ Center at LGBTQ@purdue.edu. This event is sponsored by LGBTQ Center.

 

After Charlottesville: Confronting Racism in America

Tuesday, October 3, 2017-3:00pm-4:30pm-WALC 1121

Teach-In Panel Discussion

Professors David C. Atkinson, Caroline Janney,

Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, and Ronald Stephens. This event is sponsored by the African American Studies & Research Center.

 

Reformation Roundtables

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – BRNG 1284

Join us for reading and discussion of Brad S. Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society.  Coffee and refreshments provided by the Religious Studies Program RSVP to Ashley Purpura apurpur@purdue.edu, all are welcome! This event is sponsored by the Religious Studies Program.

 

Lecture by Alison Kafer, Author of Feminist, Queer, Crip

Thursday, October, 5, 2017 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm – STEW 313

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.

This event is sponsored by LGBTQ Center.

 

Asian American Studies Colloquium

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 11:00am – 12:30pm – HEAV G4

Speaker: Linda Vo *Lunch will be provided* This event is sponsored by the Asian American Studies and the American Studies.

 

Conversations about Inclusion: Enabling Inclusive Research Environments

Friday, October 6, 2017 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – STEW 320

RSVP Required. Registration link will be available in advance. Lunch will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center.

 

FIELD TRIP: Chicago Alphawood Gallery

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Chicago’s Alphawood Gallery

Looking for something to do during Fall Break? Join the AAARCC on Saturday, October 7 as we take a trip to Chicago's Alphawood Gallery for the photo exhibit entitled, "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties."

Trip is FREE for Purdue students and includes breakfast/lunch, a guided tour of the exhibit, and round trip transportation. To RSVP, please email aaarcc@purdue.edu. This event is sponsored by the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center.

 

Meet Artist-in-Residence DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama)

Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 2017 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Eiteljorg Museum

Meet DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama), Eiteljorg artist-in-residence, and learn about her art and culture. Visitors may also watch her demonstrate her mixed media and painting techniques. Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free, Non-members/General Public – Program included with admission to the museum.

 

Cesar Conde “AmeriKKKa – Reflection of a Divided Nation” exhibit

Monday, October 9 – Friday, October 13, 2017 – RUEFF GALLERIES AT PAO HALL

Filipino-American artist Cesar Conde paints to celebrate humanity. Conde considers his work to be an homage to the oppressed, to those who suffer inequity and injustice. Conde believes art can serve as a platform for dialogue and debate, creating a safe space for reflection and a starting point for action and social justice. Though primarily self-taught, Cesar Conde has studied under master Patrick Betaudier at the Atelier Neo-Medici in France and Master John Michael Angel at the Angel Academy of Art in Italy. His paintings have been shown internationally, including exhibitions in the U.S., Italy, Taiwan, Austria, and the Philippines. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center.

 

National Coming Out Day CookOUT

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 11:00am – 3:00pm – Green Space behind the Native American Educational and Cultural Center

Join us to celebrate National Coming Out Day! We’ll have food (vegetarian options available), games, and fun! This event is sponsored by LGBTQ Center.

 

National Coming Out Day

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. On Oct. 11, 2017, we marked the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. 29 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. Coming out - whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied - STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other. This event is sponsored by LGBTQ Center.

 

Cesar Conde “AmeriKKKa – Reflection of a Divided Nation” exhibit

Wednesday, October, 11, 2017 – 10:00am – 5:00pm – RUEFF GALLERIES AT PAO HALL

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – 10:00am – 7:00pm – RUEFF GALLERIES AT PAO HALL

Friday, October 13, 3017 – 10:00am – 6:00pm – RUEFF GALLERIES AT PAO HALL

Filipino-American artist Cesar Conde paints to celebrate humanity. Conde considers his work to be an homage to the oppressed, to those who suffer inequity and injustice. Conde believes art can serve as a platform for dialogue and debate, creating a safe space for reflection and a starting point for action and social justice. Though primarily self-taught, Cesar Conde has studied under master Patrick Betaudier at the Atelier Neo-Medici in France and Master John Michael Angel at the Angel Academy of Art in Italy. His paintings have been shown internationally, including exhibitions in the U.S., Italy, Taiwan, Austria, and the Philippines. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center and the LGBTQ       Center.

 

NAECC Visiting Artist: DG House

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm – NAECC

DG House (Cherokee Nation of Northeastern Alabama) is a contemporary painter and focuses on Native people and wildlife of the Rocky Mountain west. Her workshop will focus on ledger art and historic Plains Indian narrative hide paintings. Advance registration is required at http://bit.ly/2uMX4hX. House is the featured artist for the fall 2017 Eiteljorg Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program. This event is sponsored by the Native American Educational and Cultural Center in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum.

 

Cesar Conde Lunch and Learn: Conversation with Cesar Conde Cosponsored with LGBTQ Center

Friday, October 13, 2017 – 11:30am – 1:00pm – Rueff Galleries at Pao Hall

Join us for an engaging discussion over lunch with Cesar Conde, artist and creator of AmeriKKKa: Reflection of a Divided Nation. Lunch will be provided.

Filipino-American artist Cesar Conde paints to celebrate humanity. Conde considers his work to be an homage to the oppressed, to those who suffer inequity and injustice. Conde believes art can serve as a platform for dialogue and debate, creating a safe space for reflection and a starting point for action and social justice. Though primarily self-taught, Cesar Conde has studied under master Patrick Betaudier at the Atelier Neo-Medici in France and Master John Michael Angel at the Angel Academy of Art in Italy. His paintings have been shown internationally, including exhibitions in the U.S., Italy, Taiwan, Austria, and the Philippines. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center and the LGBTQ Center

 

Clarifying Misconceptions of Día de los muertos and Halloween hosted by Sigma Lambda Beta, Cosponsored by LCC

Friday, October 13, 2017 – 6:00pm – 7:00pm – LCC

Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center and Sigma Lambda Beta.

A Night For Puerto Rico

Friday, October 13, 2017 – 8:30pm – Vienna Coffee Shop

Open Mic at Vienna Coffee Shop. All profits will go to Colectiva Feminista en Construccion a grassroots feminist organization. 20% of October 13th profits is going to grassroots hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Raffle prizes: photo shoots, dedication poems, arts and MORE! For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesMicIndiana

 

2nd Annual Big Ten Native American Conference

Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15, 2017 – Purdue University Campus

The Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) in collaboration with Big Ten Native American organizations will host the 2nd Annual Big Ten Native American Conference. This conference will focus on building student leadership, networking, and engagement across the Big Ten institutions. Invited speakers: Dr. Kyle Mays (Saginaw Anishinaabe), Assistant Professor, UCLA; Marlene Longbottom (Yuni Nation), Research Fellow, Indigenous Health, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia. Workshop session topics include: Activism and social justice; Pathway to graduate school; Strengthening and sustaining American Indian Student Organizations; Yarning stories across Indigenous communities. For more information: http://www.purdue.edu/naecc/2017-Big-Ten-Native-American-Conference.html This event is sponsored by the Native American Educational and Cultural Center in collaboration with Big Ten Native American organizations.

 

Blue Bear Painting Workshop with DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama)

Saturday, October 12, 2017 – 10:00am – 12:00pm – Eiteljorg Museum – Registration Required

Love artist DG House’s iconic blue bears? If so, you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to create your own bear painting with DG’s help. DG will provide instruction, discuss color theory and the history of earthen paint. All supplies are included. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-workshop-with-dg-house-cherokee-of-ne-alabama-tickets-38154951487?aff=es2

 

Welcome Reception for Visiting Scholar Marlene Longbottom

Monday, October 16, 2017 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm – NAECC

Join us in welcoming Visiting Scholar, Marlene Longbottom, to campus as part of this three-week residency program. Longbottom is a Research Fellow with the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) with the University of Wollongong, Australia. Meet and mingle with Longbottom and enjoy light refreshments with us. This program is a collaboration with the Honors College. This event is sponsored by the Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

 

Reformation Roundtables

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – BRNG 1284

Join us for reading and discussion of Brad S. Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society.  Coffee and refreshments provided by the Religious Studies Program RSVP to Ashley Purpura apurpur@purdue.edu, all are welcome! This event is sponsored by the Religious Studies Program.

 

Alabi-Michael Akande, Winner of the 2017 Edward Simon Essay Prize in Jewish Studies, "Music in the Death Camps"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 12:30pm – Stewart Center Room 313

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

 

“W.E.B. DuBois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line”

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 7:00pm – LWSN B151

W.E.B. DuBois Biennial Lecture-Professor Bill Mullen. This event is sponsored by the African American Studies & Research Center.

 

The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Wilmeth Active Learning Center, RM 1018

In this event, attendees will explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality through discussions about the lives of Latino and Filipino gay men. Professor Anthony Ocampo will highlight the struggles that these communities face for visibility in the American public as well as their immigrant families and ethnic communities. He will also demonstrate the strategies that these men use to survive and thrive in the face homophobia and racism in their everyday lives. Ultimately, this event aims to challenge perceptions of what it means to be gay, what it means to be a man, and what it means to be an American. This event is sponsored by: AAARCC, LCC, LGBTQ Center, Asian American Studies and the Department of Sociology.

 

Australia’s Issue with Race and the Struggle with International Movements and Aboriginal Australian Politics

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Honors Hall, Honor’s College

The “Stolen Generation” of Aboriginal children continues to impact the Indigenous People and demonstrates Australia’s turbulent history with the assimilation and dispossession of Aboriginal People form their land. Learn more about Australia’s issues with race and politics through the viewing of the movie, “Rabbit Proof Fence” and discussion led by Visiting Scholar, Marlene Longbottom. This event is for the Purdue campus community. It is sponsored by the Native American Educational and Cultural Center in collaboration with the Honors College.

 

BBC Coffee House Performing Arts Ensemble Showcase

Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 7:00pm – Black Cultural Center Multipurpose

Room I

Performing Arts Ensemble Showcase will present a glimpse of the material acquired during the fall research tour to New Orleans. This event is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center.

 

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Anthony Ocampo: To Be Brown and Gay in the USA

Friday, October 20, 2017 – 11:30am – 1:00pm – LGBTQ Center, Schleman 230

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Anthony Ocampo as he discusses his forthcoming project, “Brown & Gay in LA: Immigrants Dreams & Queer Realities, which explores how Latino and Filipino gay men explore and embrace their identities in their families, communities, and the greater American public. The tragic mass shooting in Orlando was a watershed moment for LGBT people of color. For the first time in history, LGBT people of color were at the center of the national conversation. In this talk, Dr. Ocampo addresses why the stories of LGBT people of color have remained invisible, even though immigration and LGBT rights have been headline issues for much of the past decade. Drawing on the experiences of Latino and Asian American gay men, Dr. Ocampo discusses the challenges that LGBT people of color encounter in their families, schools, and the mainstream gay community. He also addresses the creative strategies that they employ to embrace their identities and to create community, even while facing both racism and homophobia in their everyday lives. This event is sponsored by the AAARCC, LGBTQ Center, LCC, Asian American Studies and Department of Sociology.

 

LGBTQIA Film Festival presented by NOGLSTP@Purdue

Friday, October 20, 2017-5:00pm-10:00pm- MTHW 210

Saturday, October 21, 2017-12:00pm-10:00pm-MTHW 210

Sunday, October 22, 2017- 2:00pm-4:00pm –MTHW 210

Come join us for the 6th Annual Purdue LGBTQ+ Film Festival, hosted by NOGLSTP at Purdue! This year's Film Festival will be held October 20-22, 2017 in Matthews 210. This year's six films include a variety of old and new documentaries, as well as some more recent dramas, and an ode to the history of drag. Don't live on Purdue University's campus? Parking is available in University Street Parking Garage, located within short walking distance of Matthews Hall. Both the parking garage and Matthews 210 are wheelchair accessible. Limited street parking is also available. This event is sponsored by the ACT UP Purdue, Indian Crossroads Sisters, Abbey of the Shimmering Silo, NOGLSTP at Purdue, Purdue Libraries, and the Purdue LGBTQ Center.

 

Film Screening: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, Hosted by the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis

Out West Programming: Film screening of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, followed by panel discussion with film producer Michele Josue. As a continuation of the Eiteljorg Museum’s highly acclaimed Out West educational program series and continuing commitment to cultural diversity, the museum will host a an important thought-provoking next installment in the series October 21. The program will include a film screening of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine followed by a panel discussion with film producer Michele Josue. The film is centered around the tragic and fatal hate crime against Shepard, a gay freshman at the University of Wyoming, on October 6, 1998.Cost: Eiteljorg members – Free; Non-members/General Public – Program included with admission to the museum

This event is sponsored by LGBTQ Center.

Asexual Awareness Week (Oct. 22-28)

October 22 – 28, 2017 – MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Join us for an exciting week of events to celebrate Asexual Awareness Week!

Via asexualawarenessweek.com: “Asexual Awareness Week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to our community and our allies around the world.” This event is sponsored by LGBTQ Center.

 

Blasian Narratives #AAARCC

Monday, October 23, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Matthews Hall (Room 210)

On Monday October 23rd, the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center and Purdue Black Cultural Center proudly welcomes Blasian Narratives to Purdue! Blasian Narratives is a multi-media "Docu-Theatre" project that intimately explores the intersection and identities of mixed race Black & Asian individuals through live performances and film. Since the January 2017 launch of "Blasian Narratives: Volume 1," the group has performed at universities and been featured in film festivals all over the country. Location: Matthews Hall (Room 210) Event is FREE and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center.

 

Writing to Survive: A Reading and Conversation with Alicia Partnoy

Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 6:00pm – 7:15pm – Krannert Auditorium

Poet, memoirist, scholar, and human rights activist Alicia Partnoy is the author of nine books. She is better known for The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival, which was evidence in the trial against the genocide perpetrators that terrorized Argentina in the 70’s. Partnoy’s poetry collection, Flowering Fires/Fuegos florales, translated by Gail Wronsky, received the First Settlement House American Poetry Prize. A professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Partnoy presides over Proyecto VOS-Voices of Survivors. To view Dr. Partnoy’s Tedx Talk, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O82G-Fb6HBM

To listen to Dr. Partnoy on NPR’s Talk of the nation, click here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=185559556

Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center.

 

Fabulous Friday with LGBTQ Center- Día de los Muertos Altar Building

Friday, October 27, 2017 – 10:00am – 5:00pm – LCC

Join the LGBTQ Center and Latino Cultural Center as we build our altars and the ofrendas for the Día de los muertos. We will have other crafts to make as well. Snacks provided. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center and the LGBTQ Center.

 

Noche de Poesía with Dr. Alicia Partnoy and Ruth Irupe Sanabria

Friday, October 27, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – LCC

Join the LCC for a night of poesía which features Alicia Partnoy and Ruth Irupé Sanabria. At 7pm, we will have an open mic event. Ruth Irupé Sanabria’s first collection of poetry, The Strange House Testifies (Bilingual Press), won 2nd place (Poetry) in the 2010 Annual Latino Book Awards. Her second collection of poems received the 2014 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Award and will be published in 2017. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Women Writing Resistance and U.S. Latino Literature Today. Most recently, her essays, poems, and short stories have been published in translation in Argentina. She has read her poetry in libraries, prisons, schools, parks, bars, and universities across the USA, Argentina, Mexico, and Peru. Sanabria’s poetry explores themes of human rights and injustice, children as witnesses to state terror, and the role of art in resistance. Her commitment to these themes stems from her personal experience during Argentina’s military dictatorship (1976 to 1983). In 2013, she had the opportunity to testify in the Trials against the 5th Army Corps in Bahia Blanca who kidnapped her parents in 1977. Though Sanabria’s maternal grandparents recovered her from a neighbor’s house, her parents remained “disappeared” in clandestine concentration camps where they were tortured for several months. She learned that they were still alive when news arrived that the military had transferred her parents to separate prisons and incarcerated them without trial. On December 23, 1979, Ruth Irupé Sanabria and her mother, author and human rights activist, Alicia Partnoy, were reunited as political refugees in Seattle, Washington, where her father had been exiled to a few months earlier. She spent her childhood between Seattle and Washington D.C., surrounded by a cadre of activist tias and tios, grass-roots organizers, artists, and progressive thinkers. Sanabria credits her grandmother, painter and humanist, Raquel Partnoy for teaching her, during the years of censorship and terror, the liberating power of art and metaphor. Over the past decade, she has been fortunate to travel across the country giving readings with her grandmother and mother blending their essays, stories, music, poetry, film and visual art to raise awareness of genocide in Latin America. To learn more about Ruth Irupé Sanabria, click here:http://www.ruthirupesanabria.com/  Appetizers and Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center.

 

Conversations about Inclusion: Inclusion through Inter-group Dialogue

Friday, October 27, 2017 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – East Faculty Lounge PMU

RSVP required. Registration link will be available in advance. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center. 

 

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Forum on the Reformation

Tuesday, October 31, 2017- 3:30pm-5:00pm-Stewart 278

Faculty members from across the College of Liberal Arts will speak about the significance and meaning of the Reformation.   Presentations from: James Farr (History), Robyn Malo (English), Jacqueline Marina (Philosophy), Stuart Robertson (Religious Studies), and Thomas Ryba (Religious Studies). This event is sponsored by the Religious Studies program.

 

NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS

 

Día De Los Muertos

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom

Join the LCC and members of the Purdue and Greater Lafayette community in this celebration of life. Every second day of November, known as Día de los Muertos, Families transform grave sites, offices, and corners of their homes into vibrant memorials for their deceased loved ones by assembling multi-tiered ofrendas, or altars. The purpose of this day’s activities is devoted to those loved ones who have passed away, and an altar pays homage to their memory. Altars are also meant to symbolize the return of a loved one’s spirit, so the altar is constructed with personalized and traditional elements that will guide the spirits on their journey from the land of the dead to reunite with their loved ones. To sign up your organization or family to participate and build an altar, contact LCC Program Coordinator, Juan Robles at robles11@purdue.edu  Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center.

 

Mona Lisa Saloy, Author & Folklorist, Educator and Scholar

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 7:00pm – Stewart Center Room 310

An award winning author of contemporary Creole culture and poetry. Her narrative poems tell the day-to-day lives of Black New Orleans and the rare magic in the culture. This event is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center and Purdue Honors College.

 

BBC Friends and Family Day featuring Cha Wa

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Immediately following the Football Game – Black Cultural Center

BCC Friends and Family Day featuring Cha Wa will lead a “second line” parade from Ross Ade Stadium to the BCC. Strut your stuff New Orleans style while waving your handkerchief to a blend of hip hop, jazz and funk style music. Participate in America’s favorite street rhymes that have been recited, chanted and sung for generations and make your own Mardi Gras Mask. This event is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center.

 

Reyna Araibi Lunch and Learn Co-Sponsored by Purdue Immigrant Allies, Department of Political Science and the LCC

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – 12:30pm – 2:00pm – LCC

Reyna Araibi is a founding team member, Communications Manager, and the Historias y Recuerdos Project Manager at the Colibri Center for Human Rights. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona Honors College earning her B.S. in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management and writing her honors thesis around imagery, communications, and creating empathy. Growing up in Tucson as the daughter of an immigrant and as a Chicana/Arab-American, Reyna developed a passion for social justice and human rights in an identity and context very much affected by immigration topics. In 2013, she began volunteering with the Missing Migrant Project and later became part of the founding team that grew this project into what is now the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. In 2016, she became a Humanity in Action fellow in the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia, studying intense connections between human and civil rights in an American context. Her work at Colibrí focuses on witnessing, testimony, and using various communication methods to impact more human-centered narratives about immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Purdue Immigrant Allies, Department of Political Science and the Latino Cultural Center.

 

Understanding the Human Rights Crisis on the U.S.-Mexican Border with Reyna Araibi Co-Sponsored by Purdue Immigrant Allies, Department of Political Science and the LCC

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Stanley Coulter Hall 239

Reyna Araibi is a founding team member, Communications Manager, and the Historias y Recuerdos Project Manager at the Colibri Center for Human Rights. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona Honors College earning her B.S. in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management and writing her honors thesis around imagery, communications, and creating empathy. Growing up in Tucson as the daughter of an immigrant and as a Chicana/Arab-American, Reyna developed a passion for social justice and human rights in an identity and context very much affected by immigration topics. In 2013, she began volunteering with the Missing Migrant Project and later became part of the founding team that grew this project into what is now the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. In 2016, she became a Humanity in Action fellow in the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia, studying intense connections between human and civil rights in an American context. Her work at Colibrí focuses on witnessing, testimony, and using various communication methods to impact more human-centered narratives about immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Purdue Immigrant Allies, Department of Political Science and the Latino Cultural Center.

 

Denice Frohman Poetry Reading

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Krannert Auditorium

DENICE FROHMAN is an award-winning poet, writer, performer, and educator. She is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, 2014 CantoMundo Fellow, 2013 Hispanic Choice Award winner, and 2012 Leeway Transformation Award recipient. Her work has appeared on ESPN, in the Huffington Post, and garnered over 7.5 million views online. She has a Master’s in Education and works with The Philly Youth Poetry Movement. She has been featured at over 200 colleges and universities; hundreds of high schools, non-profits, and cultural arts spaces; and performed at The White House in 2016. Currently, she tours the country. Learn more about Denice Frohman here: http://denicefrohman.com/ Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center.

 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Symposium. "The Meaning of the Reformation: A Medievalist and a Modernist Discuss."

Thursday November 9, 2017 – 5:00pm – Stewart 279

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton (English, University of Notre Dame) and Thomas Pfau (English, Duke University) will discuss the meaning and significance of the Reformation from both sides of the period divide. This event is sponsored by the Religious Studies Program, the Department of English, the Department of History, and the Program in Comparative Literature.

 

The Life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexico’s Tenth Muse, a talk with Dr. Mariselle Melendez

Friday, November 10, 2017 – 6:15pm – 7:15pm – Hansen Theater Pao (Yue-Kong) Hall of Visual and Performing Arts

Born in Puerto Rico, Mariselle Meléndez is Professor of Colonial Spanish American Literatures and Cultures and a Conrad Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her research focuses on issues of race and gender in colonial Spanish America with special interest in the eighteenth century, the cultural phenomenon of the Enlightenment, global coloniality, as well as visual studies. She is the author of Deviant and Useful Citizens: The Cultural Production of the Female Body in Eighteenth-Century Peru (Vanderbilt University Press, 2011). Raza, género e hibridez en El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes [Race, Gender, and Hibridity in El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes (University of North Carolina Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures, 1999), and co-editor of Mapping Colonial Spanish America: Places and Commonplaces of Identity, Culture, and Experience (Bucknell University Press, 2002). Her articles have appeared in journals such as: Colonial Latin American Review, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Latin American Literary Review, Hispanic Review, Revista Iberoamericana, Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana, Dieciocho Hispanic Enlightenment, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, among many others. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center, LGBTQ Center, Theatre Department, and Spanish & Portuguese Department.

 

The Sins of Sor Juana

Friday, November 10, 2017 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Mallett Theater Pao Hall

The Sins of Sor Juana by Karen Zacarias Directed by Kristine Holtvedt Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts November 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 and 12, 18, 19 at 2:30 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of the first published poets of the Americas, was born in Mexico in 1648, a poor and illegitimate child. She became renowned for her intelligence and ambition when, at the age of 12, she tried sneaking into the University of Mexico by dressing as a man. The viceregal court of New Spain heard about this phenomenal girl and invited her to join the court, where she developed an extremely close relationship with the vicereine. By all records Juana was a very attractive, complex, witty and difficult young woman. She wrote and read voraciously. Her circumstances and intelligence provoked admiration and envy. However, when she was 17, she suddenly and inexplicably left the viceregal court to join a convent. There are theories about failed love, fear of marriage and her sexual identity. In the convent her focus was not God, but writing--and her work and poetry expressed a feminism centuries ahead of her time. For years while the church struggled to silence her she resisted and continued writing until, one day, she wrote a declaration in her own blood, vowing never to write again. She remained true to her word and died soon after. This play is a researched fantasy that explores the two turning points in this woman's life. Rating: PG-13. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center.

 

Daymé Arocena

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 8:00pm – Carnahan Hall

Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena is leading a charge of musicians who reimagine rumba, bolero, and bachata by incorporating contemporary jazz, soul, salsa, hip-hop, and funk. She blends the rhythmic nuances of Celia Cruz, the emotional heft of Aretha Franklin, and the social conscience of Nina Simone. This event is sponsored by the CONVOS, Purdue Convocations.

 

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week (Nov. 13-17)

Monday, November 13 – Friday, November 17, 2017 – PMU 118 & Various Locations

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. HIV/AIDS Awareness Week programming is meant to increase the campus community’s awareness of HIV/AIDS, its impact on the local and global population, and historical and current issues. Events include an informational display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt unique to the Purdue University community, films and community conversations, sharing health information and resources, and more! Check in with the LGBTQ Center for updates about times and locations for all events! This event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, ACT UP Purdue and the Latino Cultural Center.

 

MOSTRA VII Film Series Co-Sponsored by the LCC, Spanish and Portuguese department

Monday, November 13, 2017 – 5:20pm – 7:30pm – Stanley Coulter Hall 239

Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center and the Spanish and Portuguese department.

 

"Immortal Hustler: The Commemorative Legacy of Booker T. Washington in America."

Monday, November 13, 2017 – 3:00pm – BRNG 1222

Talkin’ and Testifyin’ Works in Progress Series- Keturah Nix, Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies. This event is sponsored by the African American Studies and Research Center.

 

NAECC Visiting Artist: Karen Ann Hoffman

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm – NAECC

Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida Nation) is an award winning artist whose traditional Iroquois beadwork has been on display across the country and is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Indian, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and the State of Wisconsin. Her workshop will focus on beadwork. Space limited to 15 people and advance registration is required at http://bit.ly/2tKFuWQ. Hoffman is the featured artist for the fall 2017 Eiteljorg Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program. This event is sponsored by the Native American Educational and Cultural Center in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum

 

Memories of a Penitent Heart Co-Sponsored by the LGBTQ and Latino Cultural Centers for HIV/AIDS & Transgender Awareness Week

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – TBA

Combining a wealth of recently discovered home movies, video, and written documents with artfully shot contemporary interviews and vérité footage, Memories of Penitent heart is a documentary that cracks open a Pandora’s Box of unresolved family drama. Originating from filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s suspicion that there was a something ugly in her family’s past, the film charts her exaction of the buried family conflict around her uncle, Miguel’s death, and her search for Miguel’s partner Robert, a generation later. After two years of dead ends, Robert turns up: but he’s not the same man. He’s reinvented himself as Father Aquin, a Franciscan monk with twenty-five years of pent-up grief and bitterness. For the first time, a member of Miguel’s family wants to hear Aquin’s side of the story—but is it too little, too late? A story about the mistakes of the past and the second changes of the present, Memories of a Penitent Heart is a cautionary tale about the unresolved conflicts wrought by AIDS, and a nuanced exploration of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis. This event is sponsored by the LGBTQ and Latino Cultural Centers for HIV/AIDS & Transgender Awareness Week.

 

Rachel Einwohner, Professor, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, “Hope and Honor: Explaining Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust”  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 12:30pm – Stewart Center Room 313

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

 

Conversations about Inclusion: Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Navigating Faculty/Student           Relationships

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm – East Faculty Lounge PMU

RSVP required. Registration link will be available in advance. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center.

 

 

DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS

 

Cultural Arts Festival

Friday, December 1, 2017 – 7:00pm – Stewart Center Loeb Playhouse

Admission: $7.00 General Public; $5.00 Purdue Students

Featuring BCC Performing Arts Ensembles. This event is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center.

 

Conversations about Inclusion: Sensitivity about the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity,        sexuality, and nationality to enable an inclusive campus

Friday, December 1, 2017 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – East Faculty Lounge PMU

RSVP required. Registration link will be available in advance. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center.

 

Native American Winter Art Market

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm – NAECC

Join us for this second annual event featuring Native American students and local artists who will showcase their jewelry, artwork, and other traditional pieces. This event is sponsored by the Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

 

Comida para Estudiar (6pm-8pm) Co-sponsored with the Latino Faculty and Staff Association (LaFASA)

Monday, December 4- Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – LCC

Members of LaFASA organize and provide home-cooked meals for students during the week before finals. Take a break, socialize and partake in community building. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center and the Latino Faculty and Staff Association.

 

Dance Class with Jeffrey Page

Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom

MTV’s Video Music Award winning and Emmy Award nominated choreographer, Jeffrey Page will offer an energetic fusion of traditional African Dance, hip-hop, funk and soul master dance class. Jeffrey has trained and worked with Beyonce, FELA! and more! This event is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center and the Purdue Honors College.

 

“Moving Parts” Thomas Lucas and Hummingbird Press Editions Lafayette Museum of Art

Friday, December 15, 2017 – Sunday, February 25, 2018 – Art Museum of Grater Lafayette

Thomas Lucas received a BFA in Printmaking at Tyler School of Arts, Temple University. He received his MFA from The School & the Art Institute of Chicago. He was the former Visual Arts Chair at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and is now the Director of Printmaking at Lillstreet Art Center. Co-sponsor: Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.


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