OCTOBER 17-20, 2019

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May

We Want To Do More Than Survive

Bettina Love

05/08/2019 - 6:30pm

Mitby Theater

Presented in partnership with The Black Educators Network and Educator’s Actively Working Toward Anti-Racism, Bettina Love discusses her newest work of nonfiction. Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. She argues that the US educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education, which Love calls the educational survival complex.

 

We Want To Do More Than Survive -  - <span class="date-display-single">05/08/2019 - 6:30pm</span>

11

Mar

The Body Is Not an Apology

Sonya Renee Taylor

03/11/2019 - 7:00pm

Mitby Theater

Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all. Presented in partnership with Madison College Office of Equity and Inclusion.

 

The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be by general admission.

 

The Body Is Not an Apology -  - <span class="date-display-single">03/11/2019 - 7:00pm</span>
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