Marion Nestle, "Food Politics 2014: Beyond the Farm Bill"

Tuesday, September 9
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Yesterday & Today – The Interactive Beatles Experience

Tuesday, September 23
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Fall Convocation with Nicholas Kristof and
Sheryl WuDunn

Thursday, October 2
Alumni Gym, 3:30 p.m.

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The Soul of Flamenco

Wednesday, November 5
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Photo copyright Lois Greenfield 2007

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Kip Fulbeck, “Race, Sex and Tattoos”

Thursday, January 15
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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January 2015

Wednesday, January 7
Winterfaith Lunch and Learns
Community Life Center, Elon Community Church, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

An opportunity to hear about religious traditions from around the world, hosted each Wednesday of Elon's Winter term.

January 7:   Unity Church
January 14: Islam
January 21: Judaism

Lunch provided for students who register in advance. Faculty and staff can purchase lunch for $7. 

Thursday, January 8
Winter Term Diversity Series
MLK Commememorative Speaker: Eli Clare

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: Words in Motion (Homofactus Press, 2007), a collection of gay poetry. He also contributed to the 2003 anthology Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories. Clare has received several awards for his work such as the Creating Change Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and LGBT Artist of the Year from Michigan Pride, and frequently speaks at conferences and other events. His workshops will focus on disability rights and the intersections of LGBTQI and Disabilities 

Lunch and learn, "Moving Beyond Pity & Inspiration: Disability as a Social Justice Issue"
Lindner 206, 12 - 1:15 p.m.

Afternoon Workshop, "At the Intersection of Queerness and Disability"
Belk Pavilion 208, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Evening dinner and workshop, "Digging Deeper: Thinking about Privilege"
Alamance 101, 6 -8 p.m.


Sunday & Monday , January 11-12
Winter Term Diversity Series
MLK Commememorative Speaker:
 Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. Jensen is the author of several books including Arguing for Our Lives: A User's Guide to Constructive Dialogue; We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsiblities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing and Speaking Out, The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege, Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity, and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream. In his writing and teaching, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power and has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism. 

Sunday, January 11
Robert Jensen, Workshop on Student Activitsm toward Social Justice
Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts, 7 - 9 p.m.

Monday, January 12

Lunch and learn, "Beyond Multiculturism"
Lindner 206, 12 - 1:15 p.m.

Afternoon workshop, "We Are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times"
Belk Pavilion 208, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Evening workshop, "Addressing Institutionalized Racism"
Alamance 101, 7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday, January 15
Poverty Simulation
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

A poverty simulation facilitated by Buffie Longmire-Avital, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Faculty interested in having their class participate, should email Space is limited to 3-4 classes. 

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

Fulbeck is an artist, spoken word performer, author and filmmaker exploring multiracial identity. Part poet, part comedian, and part pop culture critic, Fulbeck addresses diversity as a conversation about race, but also works with audiences to tackle larger questions of who we are as individuals, how we define ourselves, and how we engage with those around us. Fulbeck teachers art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has written several books, including Part Asian, 100% Hapa and Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids

Tuesday, January 20
Community Connections: "Alamance County 2030"
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7 p.m.

"Alamance County: 2030" will be the theme to the second of three "Community Connections" campus programs taking place during the 2014-15 academic year. The discussion will focus on the future of Alamance County and downtown Burlington revitalization. Panelists for the January program will be announced as the date approaches. The Community Connections program is co-sponsored by Elon's Council on Civic Engagement and the Times-News of Burlington, NC. 

Wednesday, January 21
Winter Term Diversity Series
Mei-Ling Hopgood, "Chinese American Latina: Do you inherit or create your identity and culture?"
Whitley Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Mei-Ling Hopgood is author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Lucky Girl and a freelance journalist who has written for various publications, ranging from the National Geographic Traveler and Marie Claire Magazine to the Miami Herald and the Boston Globe. She has worked as a reporter with the Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and in the Cox Newspapers Washington bureau. A recipient of the National Headliner Best in Show, she has received several national and international journalism awards. She is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  A former President of the Asian American Journalism Association, Hopgood will speak on the complexity of cultural identity.

Friday-Monday, January 23-26 and Wednesday-Saturday, February 4-7
Department of Performing Arts presents Antigone
Written by Sophocles; Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck
Roberts Theatre, Scott Studios
Weeknights (including Friday), 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

The civil war has ended in Thebes, and two brothers have died in battle – one from each side of the conflict. As decreed by King Creon, one brother would receive full honor and burial, while the insurgent brother would be left unburied and without honor. Their sister, Antigone, must decide between the law and honoring her deceased brother. Sophocles’ classic tale pits personal and civic responsibilities in sharp and unresolvable conflict. Admission: Free with Elon ID or $13 suggested donation. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning January 16 by calling (336) 278-5650.

Friday-Saturday, January 23-24
Tapped Out!
Artistic Director: Gene Medler, Assistant Director: Amber Schmiesing
Black Box Theatre, Friday, 6 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 and 3:30 p.m.

The 2014 Tap Ensemble performs original, classical and tap dance by faculty and select students in an always entertaining show. Admission: Free with Elon ID or $13 suggested donation at the door.

Monday-Tuesday, January 26& 27
An Evening of French Theatre
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Students enrolled in the Winter Term course FRE 371: French Theatre in Production will perform a work of French theatre. Come enjoy an evening of theatrical prowess from a different perspective. English subtitles will be projected.