Thursday, January 5
Willy Wilkinson, "Viewing Trans Experience through a Mixed Heritage Lens"
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center - 6 p.m.
Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning, mixed heritage, Asian American, transgender writer, public health consultant, cultural competency trainer, and spoken word performer. He is author of the Lambda Literary-award winning book "Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency," which explores the ambiguities and complexities of mixed, trans and disability experience within a cultural competency framework. Reading excerpts from his writing, Wilkinson will use these passages as a jumping off point for an engaging discussion about culturally competent approaches to social interactions, community membership, classification systems and services. Sponsored by the Gender and LGBTQIA Center.
Monday, January 9
Elon Music Ambassadors, "A Celebration of Music in Film"
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Music has been at the heart of every memorable film, enhancing emotions and bringing the story to life. Under the direction of Professor Virginia Novine Whittaker, the Elon Music Ambassadors perform favorite movie themes and iconic melodies that exemplify the art of film music. Sponsored by the Department of Music
Tuesday, January 10
Michele Norris, "The Race Card Project: Eavesdropping on America's Conversation on Race"
McCrary Theatre, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Keynote Address
Award-winning correspondent and author Michele Norris established herself as a most-trusted voice in America while hosting NPR's flagship news program "All Things Considered." In 2010 she launched "The Race Card Project" to spur candid conversations about attitudes and beliefs toward race in America. Elon University will augment Norris' visit and presentation with a Race Card Project of its own - an installation built from our community's observations, experiences, laments and celebrations. Watch for it and join the conversation. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Inclusive Community Council
Thursday, January 12
Winter Term Teach-In & Reception
Alamance Building, classroom conversations: 5 p.m.; reception: 6 p.m.
Elon faculty will present various topics in a 55-minute session. Students will prepare by reading a brief article on the topic prior to the session they choose. An informal intellectual exchange will follow nearby where participants can share thoughts about the session they attended.
Tuesday, January 17
“The Spirit of Harriet Tubman”
Whitley Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Diane Faison (Gibsonville, NC) shares a one-woman performance about the life of underground leader Harriet Tubman. She talks of Tubman’s childhood and youth as a slave and on her psychological and physical journey to freedom and eventual return to the South to lead hundreds of others to liberation. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets available at the Center for the Arts Box Office.
Wednesday, January 18
Michael Kimmel, "Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium"
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 6 p.m.
Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture
A tireless advocate of gender equality, author Michael Kimmel is one of the world's leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University (NY). With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.
Friday - Tuesday, January 20-24 and
Wednesday - Saturday, February 1-4
Department of Performing Arts presents "You Can't Take It With You"
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West
Monday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
A Comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck
Young Alice and Tony have fallen in love - he is from a wealthy, very conventional family, and she from an eclectic, eccentric extended family where each member marches to their own drummer. Watch the fireworks fly when the two families meet! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in no small part because of its compassionate and humane message about enjoying life and staying true to oneself. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning January 13, by calling (336) 278-5650.