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September 2021

Museum Exhibits: Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition, and “Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar”

September 7 - December 18
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, WSU Pullman campus

Both fall exhibits in WSU’s “Crimson Cube” illuminate aspects of inequality. In December 2020, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art launched a grant program to fund new artwork that responds to the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic racism. The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibit exhibit features the work of the 20 artists selected to receive the $2,500 grants. The Alison Saar exhibit, “Mirror, Mirror,” features prints and sculptures by Saar, whose work is informed by history, race, and…

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Dustin Reischman on “(Dis)Ability in the Workplace—Ten Years Ago to Now, Where Do We Go From Here?”

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Register with the Access Center, Hosted on the Zoom platform

While inclusion and equality in the workplace have been the focus of much attention in recent years, finding adequate employment continues to be a challenge for the disabled. They often find themselves being placed into a preconceived category or they may encounter issues related to workplace accommodation. WSU alumnus Dustin Reischman, the owner of the business operations consulting firm DRI Industries, will provide insight into ways to lessen workplace stigma about disability and create more inclusive environments that benefit all.…

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WSU Visiting Writers Series hosts Zoe Hana Miduta

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, WSU Pullman Campus

Twenty-year-old Zoe Hana Mikuta is a Korean-American writer currently attending the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in English with a creative-writing focus and minoring in the history of religion. She grew up in Boulder, Colo., where she developed a deep love of Muay Thai kickboxing and nurtured a slow and steady infatuation for fictional worlds. She enjoys writing about deteriorating worlds inhabited by characters with bad tempers, skewed morals, and big hearts. Her YA wlw sci-fi debut, GEARBREAKERS, was…

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Julie Kmec (Sociology) on “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Most Americans live in racially segregated neighborhoods. Because most neighborhoods share this characteristic, we don’t often think about it, but we should. This talk will challenge you to think about neighborhood racial segregation in the U.S. It will cover why we care about housing segregation, how it came about, what it looks like now in the U.S. It will discuss segregation in Seattle and a few other cities. We’ll also learn what the government is doing about it and the…

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: Fall Exhibits Opening Reception

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, WSU Pullman campus

Join museum benefactor Jordan Schnitzer, artist Alison Saar, and awardees of the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program as we celebrate the opening of two exhibitions: Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, and the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition. Speakers will briefly welcome visitors to the event and touch upon the significance of these exhibitions within our collective history. Students can sign in at the front desk for…

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Opening Reception for Museum Exhibits on Black Lives Matters and Mirror Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, WSU Pullman campus

Join museum benefactor Jordan Schnitzer, artist Alison Saar, and awardees of the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program as we celebrate the opening of two exhibitions: Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition and Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Check in at the museum front desk to verify attendance.

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Nathan Kelly on “Inequality and Democracy”

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nathan Kelly’s 2020 book America’s Inequality Trap explores the impacts of the gap between the rich and poor in the US, now at its widest since at least the early 1900s. He argues that when a small fraction of the people control most of the economic resources, they also hold a disproportionate amount of political power, creating a self-perpetuating “inequality trap.”  Economic reform, Kelly argues, must be coupled with political reform.  Kelly is a Professor of Political Science at the…

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Museum Exhibition Tour with Alison Saar

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, WSU Pullman campus

Alison Saar will welcome visitors to Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, providing a tour of this retrospective exhibition featuring 50 prints and five sculptures by the renowned Los Angeles-based artist. Check in at museum front desk to verify attendance.

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Black Lives Matters: An Intergenerational Discussion

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
YouTube Live (Video ID: RZ2DyKIbAoM), or in person at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Why has art—in all its forms—always been central to thinking about Black liberation and racial justice? Select awardees of the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program, including Lisa Myers Bulmash, Hasaan Kirkland, Robert Lloyd, and Rene Westbrook, will discuss historical contexts and recent events in our shared search for racial equity, through the lens of art-making. Moderated by Lisa Guerrero, Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence. Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities, Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith…

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Black Lives Matters: An Intergenerational Discussion

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join select awardees of the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program for a discussion of the question: What has art—in all its forms—always been central to thinking about Black liberation and racial justice? Panelists will address historical contexts and recent events in our shared search for racial equality. The discussion will be moderated by Lisa Guerrero, Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence. This discussion will be hosted at the museum as well as livestreamed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2DyKIbAoM

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