Monday, May 11
Critical Questions Lecture — Stacey Peebles, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Film Studies Centre College, Danville, KY; Author of Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier’s Experience in Iraq (Cornell University Press, 2011), will speak to conclude the Citizenship and Crisis Student Research Conference from 4-5 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. The title of her talk will be “Bears That Dance: Blood Meridian, History, and Performance.”
Tuesday, May 12
Baltimore: Black(s) and Blue(s) — Events unfolding in Baltimore cannot be viewed in isolation from the larger modern story of race relations in the United States and the many historical threads that have led to these events. This current events ‘flash’ panel with CLA faculty Crystal Boson (WGSS), Marisa Chappell (HST), Stacey Smith (HST), and Joseph Orosco (PHL) is designed to help us all make some sense of the issues and place them within the context of the ongoing national narrative surrounding racial inequality and direct action. 4 p.m. in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center.
SLCS faculty member Juan Antonio Trujillo, CL@SE associate director of research Octaviano Merecías-Cuevas and former CLA student Byron José Sun will read original work as Oregon’s Latino writers group Los Porteños. The reading, “Poetry from the Interior,” is a commemoration of poets William Stafford and Miguel Hernández. The event begins at 7 p.m at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington, Portland.
Thursday, May 14
Science Fiction, Social Justice, and the Radical Imagination — Walidah Imarisha and Gabriel Teodros will examine the ways in which visionary science and fantasy fiction can inspire the radical imagination to envision the features of a socially just world. This panel is presented by the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures. 4 p.m., Valley Library, Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
Science Fiction and Direct Action Training — After their 4 p.m. panel discussion, Walidah Imarisha and Gabriel Teodros will conduct a Science Fiction and Direct Action Training workshop. Participants will use familiar stories of other worlds (such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Oz, Harry Potter, etc.) to design direct action campaigns that parallel the world we are fighting for in the here and now. This panel is presented by the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures. 6-8 p.m., MU Journey Room.
Friday, May 15
Anthropology Tan Sack Series — Brown University Anthropology Professor Jessaca Leinaweaver, author of “The Circulation of Children: Adoption, Kinship, and Morality in Andean Peru” (Duke, 2008) & “Adoptive Migration: Raising Latinos in Spain” (Duke, 2013), will lecture on international adoption in a multicultural context, focusing on the case study of Peruvian children adopted to Madrid, Spain. The talk, “Adoptive Migration: Race, Nation, and Family in Multicultural Spain” will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.
Music à la Carte — OSU Campus Band. Noon, OSU Memorial Union Lounge, Free. liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/…/concert-ba…/campus-band
Disability Studies @ OSU — Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular. 1 p.m. in Milam Hall 301.
Professor Charlotte Headrick will be appearing in the University Theatre’s production of Dolly West’s Kitchen by Frank McGuinness which will be staged May 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. on the Withycombe Main Stage. She is playing Rima the matriarch of the West family. Guest artist Dr. Jade McCutcheon from Australia is directing.
Lorenzo Trigurgo, Photography, will be giving a talk followed by a reception on Monday, May 18, 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Native American Long House Eena Haws. Triburgo be discussing his project Transportraits, portraits of transgender men set against painted landscapes that explores his perspectives on American masculinity in relation to the role of photographic representation.Triburgo will also be discussing a new work-in-progress addressing queer incarceration. Hosted by OSU’s Men’s Development and Engagement.
War, Borders, and the Human Rights of Immigrant Labor in Contemporary European Cinema — Both World War I and II lend to massive population displacements, and this talk examines the legacy of those events in terms of how they continue to drive immigration policy in contemporary Europe. Professor Elizabeth Anker (Cornell) will engage these debates about migration and the long aftermath of war through analyses of a series of recent European films that address assaults upon the human rights of unauthorized migrants and refugees. Monday, May 18, 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Horizon Room. Sponsored by theCitizenship and Crisis Initiative.
The Norma Seibert Printmaking Scholarship and MU Concourse Gallery Printmaking Student Show Reception is scheduled on Tuesday, May 19, 6 p.m. in the MU Joyce Powell Journey Room.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Stuart Ray Sarbacker, Associate Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion recently gave an invited lecture entitled “Why Yoga Philosophy Matters: Reflections on the Past and Present of the Aṣṭāṅgayoga System” at the “Thinking with the Yoga Sūtra: Translation, Interpretation” conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Art professor Julie Green’s exhibit, “The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates,” is showing at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., until August 9. The opening day program occurred this past Saturday, May 9. http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/.