Cultural Events

Cultural Events Series 2019-2020

 

Flor de Toloache Residency

September 17 & 18

Tuesday, Sept. 17 
  • 12-1 pm Master class, “Mariachi Music, Machismo and Immigration Rights”, Laurel Forum (free & open to everyone)
Wednesday, Sept. 18
  • 2 – 3pm Master Class, “Mariachi Musical Traditions”, Mountain Suites, HIG (free & open to everyone)
  • 5:30pm Community Reception, Laurel Forum
  • 7pm Flor de Toloache in Concert, Lipinsky Auditorium. RAICES Latinx Youth Dance Troupe from Nuestro Centro, opens the show (free & open to everyone)
Thursday, Sept. 19
  • 12 – 1pm “Dispatches from the Boarderland: A Video Conference with Activists”, Alumni Hall (free & open to everyone)

Rangi Matamua Residency

October 21- 24

Monday, Oct. 21 
  • 10am – GearUp Master Class in partnership with AMOS Inflatable Astronomy Dome & Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • 7pm Keynote Lecture, “Revitalising Traditional Maori Astronomy”, Blue Ridge Room (free & open to everyone)
Wednesday, Oct, 23
  • 11am – 12:15pm Humanities 214 Lecture & Master Class, “Maori Culture and History”, Lipinsky Auditorium (free & open to everyone)
  • 7pm – Indigenous Perspectives of the Sky lab and class visit
Thursday, Oct. 24
  • Cherokee Community Visit
  • 6pm Lecture, Museum of the Cherokee Indian

MLK Commemoration 2020

January 21 – 28

Tuesday, January 21

  • 5 – 6pm Master class, “Up Close and Personal: A Chat with Charlayne Hunter-Gault”, HIG 228 & 229 (free & open to everyone)
  • 7 – 8:30 p.m. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, “From Jim Crow America to Apartheid South Africa & Beyond: An Activist Journalist’s Journey”, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address. Blue Ridge Room, HIG (free & open to everyone)

Wednesday, January 22

  • 7pm – 9:30pm Always in Season – History of Lynching in America, Documentary screening in the Grotto, HIG. Sponsored by History and Africana Studies Departments (free & open to everyone)

Thursday, January 23

  • 5:30pm Social Justice in Action Workshop, “Why We March. How We March: The Culture of Organizing & Community Building” (Part Two) Location TBD (free & open to everyone)

Tuesday, January 28

  • Listening Table/Reflection Opportunity (Lyndi Hewitt) Location & time TBD (free & open to everyone)

Tuesday, January 28

  • 1:20 pm – 3:00pm  Master class. Join The Africana Studies Program, Humanities, English, Languages and Culture, and the Department of Music for a conversation on the intersection of music, performance, creative writing, activism, civic engagement and global citizenship. Facilitated by Jonathan King and Mildred Barya. Location TBD.
  • 7- 8:30pm- Arthur Flowers Performance & Lecture, with opening by Afro Ensemble music and dance program (Blue Ridge Room). 

Dr. Richard Davidson Residency

February 4 – 14

Tuesday, February 4

  • 12 – 1pm Dr. Patrick Foo, Lecture in Blue Ridge Room (free & open to all)

Tuesday, February 11

  • 12pm – Flash Meditation, hosted by the Mindfulness Club, University Quad (Ramsey Library weather location) Free & open to all.

Thursday, Feb. 13

  • 12pm – Flash Meditation, hosted by the Mindfulness Club, University Quad (HIG weather location). Free & open to all.
  • 7 – 8:30 pm Richard Davidson, PhD. “Well Being is a Skill”, Lecture in Lipinsky Auditorium (free & open to everyone). Streaming locations: Alumni Hall and Blue Ridge Room, HIG

Friday, Feb 14

  • 9 – 10am – Master class and guided practice with Dr. Richard Davidson, Blue Ridge Room, HIG (free & open to everyone)

Indigenous Hip Hop Festival 

April 12 – 17

  • TBA Master classes and class visits

Friday, April 17

  • 6 pm Indigenous Hip Hop Festival concert, on the quad (free & open to everyone)

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New this year!

Performances, lectures and master classes are free and no tickets are required, helping to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus for our neighbors and community members

Cultural traditions, arts and voices will be celebrated as assets and pathways to collaboratively build community and honor diverse cultures locally, nationally and internationally

A newly formed cohort of student positions known as Community Fellows will focus on strengthening partnerships during Cultural Events Series residencies and throughout the academic year

Key Center sponsored community receptions will provide additional opportunities for students to mingle with visiting artists, speakers and community partners

“The arts make up a significant percentage of how humans communicate with each other and see each other. Becoming aware of others’ mode of operating is essential to our own success. Understanding our similarities and differences is the foundation on which one builds healthy relationships.” – A Win-Win Culture: How Inclusivity Drives Innovation in the Business World

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