Winter Term Diversity Events

January 7, 2014
January 8, 2014
Winter Term Diversity Visit by Eli Clare
Activities and locations TBD

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare is a seasoned speaker, trainer and facilitator whose presentations weave together storytelling, critical analysis, visual images and interactive exercises, inviting audiences to think and feel deeply about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. He is the author of two much-lauded books, Exile and Pride and The Marrow’s Telling. Details of his visit will be announced in the fall semester.

Monday, January 12
Winter Term Diversity Visit by Robert Jensen
Activities and locations TBD

Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the UT faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media ethics and law in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. His articles can be found at http://robertwjensen.org. His most recent books are Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue (City Lights, 2013); and We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing and Speaking Out (MonkeyWrench Books/Create Space, 2013). During his Elon visit, Jensen will participate in a number of student and faculty interactions. Specific opportunities will be announced in the fall semester.

Thursday, January 15
Kip Fulbeck, “Race, Sex and Tattoos”
McCrary Theatre, 6 p.m.

A pioneering artist, spoken word performer and filmmaker, Fulbeck is empowered by his own background and confronts media imagery, interracial dating patterns, and icons of race and sex in the United States, constantly questioning where to “fit in” in a country that ignores multiracialism. The performance includes some of Fulbeck’s artwork and videos, and it inspires audiences to explore how ethnic stereotypes and opinions on interracial dating, gender roles and personal identity are formed.

Wednesday, January 21
Mei-Ling Hopgood
Whitley Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Lucky Girl, Hopgood is a freelance journalist and associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She will discuss the complexities of cultural identification and writing personal narrative.