Dealing with Difference Institute

2017-18 Events

I)  ECDP sponsored Community Dialogue, Charlottesville: Why It Matters, 9/13/17

  1. When: September 13, 2017
  2. Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  3. Where: Lamoine Room, University Union

WIU’s Expanding Cultural Diversity Project is Co-Facilitating a Community Dialogue on events surrounding Charlottesville on August 11-12, 2017

This facilitated event will use the recent events in Charlottesville, VA and a framework to provide space for WIU students, faculty, staff and community to dialogue about this volatile event in our nation’s history. 

Format: facilitated small group discussions

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II) Co-sponsoring  Dr. Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University “Understanding Syria Through Refugees’ Stories: Presentation of We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

  1. When: Thursday, October 5
  2. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  3. Where: WIU University Union, Heritage Room

 

III) CO-Sponsored Cultivating Responsibility Through Inquiry & Social Justice, Dr. Aaron M. Kuntz, Professor & Department Chair Educational Studies, The University of Alabama, will present a lecture titled: Cultivating Responsibility Through Inquiry, Truth-Telling, & Social Justice

  1.  When: Thursday, October 26
  2. Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  3. Where: University Union, Heritage Room

How does one cultivate responsibility through their research?

Dr. Kuntz’s talk will challenge researchers and educators alike to reconceptualize their work away from the technocratic toward an intervention, an ethical disruption of the norm, an activist stance toward progressive social change. Inviting creativity and vision, he insists that the responsible methodologist become a force leading the discourse toward social justice.

Dr. Aaron M. Kuntz is Professor and Chair of Educational Studies and Program Coordinator for the PhD in Educational Research at the University of Alabama. His research interests include critical qualitative inquiry, academic activism and citizenship, critical geography, and philosophy of education.

This Research Symposium is co-sponsored by: Educational Studies Department, Educational Leadership Program, College Student Personnel Program, M.S.Ed Program, Centennial Honors College, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research and Expanding Cultural Diversity Project.

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IV) ECDP Faculty/Staff Spotlight @ WIU Art Gallery

  • Unlikely Friendships: A Russian Priest, a Japanese Translator, and an American Scholar, Dr. Betsy Perabo Professor, Religious Studies
    1. When: Friday December 1
    2. Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    3. Where: University Art Gallery

The Friday Faculty Spotlight Series highlights our colleagues’ professional accomplishments. Join us for light hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar as our featured faculty presenter briefly shares their work.

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  • Punk, Zines, and Feminism: Why Youth Literacies Matter, Dr. Rebekah Buchanan, Associate Professor of English
  1. When: Friday, March 23
  2. Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  3. Where: University Art Gallery

The Friday Faculty Spotlight Series highlights our colleagues’ professional accomplishments. Join us for light hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar as our featured faculty presenter briefly shares their work.

https://www.facebook.com/events/592033127855941/

 

V) 25th Annual Dealing with Difference Institute

The 2017-18 Academic Year has been a turbulent year on university and college campuses throughout our nation. Please join WIU’s Expanding Cultural Diversity Project for our 25th Annual Dealing with Difference Institute for keynote talks, panels, conversations and dialog to both celebrate the end of an academic year and to begin planning for the next. 

Key Events:

  • Tuesday, May 15
    • 1:00 p.m. Check-In, Dessert, and Social Hour Reception
    • 2:00 p.m. Welcome and DWDI Keynote, Rosa Clemente: We The People: Resisting and Speaking Truth to Power in Uncertain Times
    • 5:30 p.m. Dinner and Cash Bar
    • Musical guest: King Neptune
  • Wednesday May 16
  • 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast and Check-in
  • 9:00 a.m. Morning Keynote,Zac Foste, PhD: Problematizing Innocence: How Well Intentioned White People Contribute to Racial Hostility on Campus 
  • 10:15 a.m. CT Vivian Keynote, J.Q. Adams, PhD: Reexamining America’s Core Ideologies in the Era of Trump


DWDI 2018 Program & Registration http://www.wiu.edu/ecdp/dwdi/index.php

Questions? Contact Dr. Rebekah Buchanan (rj-buchanan@wiu.edu) or Dr. Jim La Prad (jg-laprad@wiu.edu)

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