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Events Calendar

Fall 2021

Feminist First Friday

Please join us for the next Feminist First Friday on November 5, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm!  In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Month and in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, please join us welcoming Marisa Cummings, CEO/President of Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center. The Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC) is a non-profit social and educational services organization committed to the holistic growth and development of American Indian women and their families. Founded in 1984, MIWRC provides a broad range of programs designed to educate and empower American Indian women and their families, and to inform and assist those who work providing services to the community. 
  
Marisa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies from the University of Iowa and a certificate in American Indian/Native Studies and a minor in African American World Studies.  She recently earned her Master's in Tribal Administration and Governance from the University of Minnesota Duluth.  Prior to accepting this appointment Marisa served as the Director of Native Student Services at the University of South Dakota.  She has also served as the Chief of Tribal Operations for the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa. 
Marisa has worked in higher education for over 15 years and is dedicated to indigenous models of governance, education, food systems, ceremonies, and sovereignty.  She studies and teaches knowledge rooted in matriarchy and advocates for dismantling systems of oppression that impact our Native communities, including resource extraction and personal violence. 
  
Register in advance for this meeting: Register
  
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 

fall2021bookclub

TTU University Libraries invite you to the Fall 2021 Book Club featuring, "Living for Change: An Autobiography: Grace Lee Boggs." The Book Club will take place on Mondays (5:30-7:00) via Zoom: October 11, October 18, October 25, and November 8. For information locating book club materials, speaker information, electronic zoom meetings, and more visit, https://guides.library.ttu.edu/livingforchangegraceleeboggsbookclubfall2021.

Opening--Book Read Session I  10/11/2021 
Topic: Living for Change: An Autobiography-- Session I 
Time: October 11, 2021, 05:30 pm Central Time (the US and Canada) 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: October 11, 2021, 05:30 pm Central Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting: Register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
  
Book Read-Session II  10/18/2021 
Topic: Living for Change: An Autobiography-- Session II 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: October 18, 2021, 05:30 pm Central Time (the US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting: Register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
  
Book Read-Session III  10/25//2021 
Topic: Living for Change: An Autobiography-- Session III 
Time: March 1, 2021, 05:30 pm Central Time (US and Canada) 
Join Zoom Meeting 
https://zoom.us/j/95677868018 
Meeting ID: 956 7786 8018 
  
Book Read-Session IV  11/1/2021 
Topic: Living for Change: An Autobiography-- IV 
Time: March 8, 2021, 05:30 pm Central Time (US and Canada) 
Join Zoom Meeting 
https://zoom.us/j/99515468195 
Meeting ID: 995 1546 8195 

Reframing Sex

The Virtual Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium will be on Friday, October 15th at the end of PRIDE Week. Since 1994, October is nationally recognized as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) History Month.  Keeping with the spirit of this month as an educational platform, we decided to highlight research topics centered around gender & sexual identities. 
  
REGISTER FOR ZOOM: http://lyris.ttu.edu/t/52961946/22942924/349051/1001/ 
  
Keynote: Dr. Stevie Berberick 
  
For additional information visit, http://lyris.ttu.edu/t/52961946/22942924/349052/3001/

Spring 2021

Jazz poster

On Thursday, March 25, from 6-7:45pm CT (Zoom), the TTU Department of History—Committee on Diversity & Engagement, Honors College, Humanities Center, Vernacular Music Center, and College of Visual & Performing Arts present USC Thornton School of Music's trumpeter/scholar Dr. Ron McCurdy's LANGSTON HUGHES PROJECT, a virtual words / music /film multimedia event celebrating Hughes' kaleidoscopic Jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” The performance links Hughes' poetry with live jazz performance, recreating a magical moment bridging the Harlem Renaissance and the watershed Black Arts performance explosion of the twentieth century.

Panelists: Dr. Ron McCurdy (USC), Dr. Jacqueline Henninger (TTU), and Domonique Murphy (TTU)

Admission is free but requires advance registration. Contact Dr. Miguel Levario (miguel.levario@ttu.edu) for more information.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 25, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: The Langston Hughes Project
Please click the link below to register for the webinar
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-KOVh4m4TtCsGUThGK8RAg

  • 6th Hispanic/Latinx Research & Creativity Symposium (Virtual)
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021
  • The call for proposals – please submit proposals to Gabriel Dominguez Partida at gabriel.partida@ttu.edu.

 

  • Al otro lado del río: Stories of the borderlands

 

  • Advancing Equity for Undocumented Students and Students from Mixed-Status Families at the University of California
    • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    • 2pm CST / 3pm ET
    • FREE / Virtual Event
    • Open to Students, Faculty, & Staff
    • Register Here
  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision Book - A Book Read
    • Book Read Session I - 2/15/2021
    • Book Read-Session II - 2/22/2021
    • Book Read-Session III - 3/1/2021
    • Book Read-Session IV - 3/8/2021
    • Register
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi Guided Book Discussion

    Please join us for a guided discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's How To Be An Antiracist, hosted by Texas Tech University's Office of Institutional Diversity and Raider Education, in partnership with Talent Development.

    • To register, please RSVP via Cornerstone, email maclay.buie@ttu.edu or call 806-834-5238.

    • The Zoom meeting link will be sent to those that are registered the week of the meeting.

    • Limited books available through the Office of Institutional Diversity, email diversity@ttu.edu for further information

Fall 2020

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion