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January 2022

(Ongoing) Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar

January 11 - March 12

The exhibit, “Mirror, Mirror,” features prints and sculptures by Alison Saar, whose work is informed by history, race, and mythology. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:00 a.m .to 4:00 p.m. Students attending the exhibits for Common Reading credit can sign in at the museum front desk.

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(Zoom) “Anti-racism Training,” Xyanthe Neider

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

This session will illuminate anti-Black racism in order to see the historical rootedness as the thread that is interwoven through current policies, practices, and pedagogies. The facilitator will discuss why it is important to center antiracist work on deeply understanding anti-Black racism and focusing on Black students to begin the liberatory work that lies ahead. Neider received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from WSU and now serves as the Director for Teaching and Learning at Whatcom Community College. Hosted…

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February 2022

(SEB MLK Movie Series) Screening of “Black Panther”

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. This film is one of three Chadwick Boseman films being screened by SEB as a series honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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(Zoom) A Conversation with Emmanuel Acho (2022 MLK Featured Speaker)

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Emmanuel Acho is host/producer/author of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," a web series focused on driving an open, difficult, but ultimately productive conversation on race in America. In partnership wit Oprah Winfrey, Acho released a book by the same name in 2020. A former NFL player, Acho is also a Fox Sports Analyst and the co-host of FS1’s Speak for Yourself. Hosted by the Office of Outreach and Education as the 2022 MLK Speaker. Zoom link available: https://mlk.wsu.edu/2022-keynote/

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(Zoom) Anti-racism Training, by Xyanthe Neider

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

This session will explore what antiracism is, what it looks like in higher education across instruction and student affairs, and who it is for. The facilitator will breakdown theory, translate theory into practice, and offer some examples of antiracist practices while speaking to the mindset and orientation one needs to do high quality antiracist work.  Neider received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from WSU and now serves as the Director for Teaching and Learning at Whatcom Community College. Hosted…

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(SEB MLK Film Series) Screening of “42”

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faced considerable racism in the process. This film is one of three Chadwick Boseman films being screened by SEB as a series honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Common Reading Invited Lecture, VWS Event: A Reading by Natalie Diaz, Poet and Author

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

An online reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Natalie Diaz will be the Common Reading Invited Lecture event for 2021-22, followed by a question-and-answer session. Diaz received the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Original Verse in 2021 for her book Postcolonial Love Poem. One of her poems, "American Arithmetic," is featured in this year's Common Reading book, Tales of Two Americas. A Mojave and member of the Gila River Indian Community, Diaz is an associate professor at Arizona State University…

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Artist Alison Saar, Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lectureship

February 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This lecture is part of the current exhibition Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, which is on view through March 12, 2022. The lecture will be followed by a reception for the artist from 5:30-6:30pm in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, directly across from the CUB.

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Dr. Xyanthe Neider, Anti-Racism Training

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

This session introduces a framework for leading with racial equity whether in the classroom, the advising office, or in a supervisory role. The framework was developed by a multicultural group of individuals within higher education and the communities they serve. Neider received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from WSU and now serves as the Director for Teaching and Learning at Whatcom Community College. Hosted by the Office of Outreach and Education. Registration Link: https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kdeyvqzMrGd3NG9JFXg0Pt9J9FLROhmOh

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Screening of Get On Up (SEB MLK Film Series)

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. This film is one of three Chadwick Boseman films being screened by SEB as a series honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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