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March 2021

PURPLE: America We Need To Talk 

Purple film flyer

Information about Purple: America we need to talk film

Monday, March 1

6:00 PM

This is will be a screening of the documentary PURPLE: America, We Need Talk. This is documentary where people all sides of the political spectrum, gather to discuss issues that are prevalent in todays’ society. There will be discussions to discuss the content.

Registration Form – Registration Required

The University of Mississippi- Student Affairs and Division of Diversity & Community Engagement

Dialogues on Diversity “NATIONWIDE NOW: Reckoning with Inequities in Prisons and Higher Education”

Monday, March 1

6:00 PM

An interactive presentation and panel discussion with the co-founders and students involved in the Prison-to-College Pipeline Program

Registration Required – Registration Link

Division of Diversity & Community Engagement

White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America 

Wednesday, March 3

12:00 PM

American children are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial violence, and for some, an increased awareness of inequality. Based on two years of ethnographic research with affluent white kids and their families, Margaret A. Hagerman’s talk examines how white kids learn about race, racism, inequality, and privilege in the contexts of their everyday lives. This talk explores how white racial socialization is a process that stretches beyond white parents’ explicit conversations with their white children and includes not only the choices parents make about neighborhoods, schools, peer groups, extracurricular activities, and media, but also the choices made by the kids themselves. 

Registration form – Registration Required

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Dialogues on Diversity “NATIONWIDE NOW: Privilege in Higher Education”

Wednesday, March 3

6:00 PM

An interactive presentation and panel discussion with professors in UM’s Department of Higher Education who will discuss inequities and privilege in higher education settings.

Registration Required – Registration Link

Division of Diversity & Community Engagement

SarahTalk: Women Chairs of the College of Liberal Arts

Thursday, March 4

4:00 PM

Join us for a roundtable discussion with women chairs in the College of Liberal Arts as they discuss their own experiences and challenges. Those schedule to participate are:

Nancy Maria Balach – Music

Kirsten Dellinger – Sociology/College of Liberal Arts

Katie McKee – Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Molly Pasco-Pranger – Classics

Rebekah Smith – Psychology

Caroline Wigginton – English

Noell Wilson – History

Ethel Young-Scurlock – African American Studies

Jaime Harker – Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies (moderator)

Registration form – Registration Required

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

Everybody Loves Lincoln

Thursday, March 4

6:30 PM

Too few of us have friends who look, feel, think, or act differently than we do. We sit in our own echo chambers, reading like-minded media and listening to like-minded others, only further polarizing our attitudes without even realizing it. Unsurprisingly, our understanding of the other side’s positions is way off. A majority see fewer things that bind Americans together today than in the past. We frequently dismiss those with whom we disagree as enemies with bad intentions, threats to be destroyed, rather than fellow Americans—human beings—worth understanding. We’re infected with a virus of outrage, offense, and contempt that’s reached a pandemic level and is attacking us from within.

Zoom Link – TBA

Office of Community Engagement

Women’s Empowerment Month – Virtual Writing Workshop with Alysia Harris

Thursday, March 11 

2:00 PM

As part of her virtual visit to UM for Women’s Empowerment Month 2021, poet and teaching-artist Alysia Harris will lead a writing workshop on Thursday, March 11, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST.

The workshop is free, and open to all UM undergraduate, graduate, and professional students – no previous creative writing experience needed.

Registration form – Registration required to receive Zoom link

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement 

Women’s Empowerment Keynote Address featuring Alysia Harris

 

Thursday, March 11

6:00 PM

The 2021 Women’s Empowerment Keynote will feature poet, performer, linguist, and teaching-artist Alysia Harris for a virtual performance and Q&A.

Registration form – Registration required to receive Zoom link

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement 

Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat

Friday, March 12

The Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat aims to address issues that impact Women of Color on campus and in the local community while also highlighting the benefits and challenges associated with attending an institution of higher education. The mission is to provide a forum for Women of Color to have engaging and interactive discussions regarding personal, social, and academic responsibility while attending the University of Mississippi.

Registration form – Registration required to receive Zoom link

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement 

Indigenous Cultures and Histories of the Southeast

Wednesday, March 17

12:00 PM

The Original Peoples of the Southeast differed culturally, politically, and linguistically from other tribes across North America. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole Nations were forcibly removed from their traditional homelands and relocated to Oklahoma. In her talk, Dwanna L. McKay will examine some of the unique cultural practices and diverse histories of Indigenous Nations originally of the southeastern woodlands from precontact to current day. 

Registration form – Registration Required

Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History and the Native American and Indigenous Studies working group

Identity Across the Curriculum 

identity across the curriculum conference information

How to submit and participate in the identity across the curriculum

Thursday and Friday, March 18 and March 19

Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Mississippi are invited to submit presentations for “Identity Across the Curriculum,” an interdisciplinary conference that explores how identity informs, complicates, inspires, and challenges research, teaching and learning at the University of Mississippi.  Identity can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, region, ability, religion, or political affiliation. We all bring our own identities to the the process of learning and to what we choose to study; our experience of the physical spaces of campus–from classrooms, dorms, Residential Colleges, fraternities and sororities, and the Grove, to the broader Oxford community, including, apartments, restaurants, bars, and the broader experience of the Square. How we experience these spaces is informed by the identities and experiences we bring and the institutional and cultural history of the University of Mississippi.

For more information and to submit a proposal here

Registration Information – TBA

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement  and Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

Traditional Crafts of Coastal Louisiana with Maida Owens and Janie Luster

Wednesday, March 24

12:00 PM

In the talk “Traditional Crafts of Coastal Louisiana,” Louisiana state folklorist Maida Owens will talk about the crafts made by the many traditional cultures found on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Some are made from native plants, such as the Spanish moss crafts, decoy carving, and boatbuilding, while others, such as embroidery and cloth dolls, are crafted from traditional textiles. All of these cultures are endangered as a result of increasing population movements due to land loss. Houma Indian Janie Luster will talk about her family traditions of using garfish scales and palmetto basketry. She studied museum artifacts to revive the half-hitch weave.

Registration form – Registration Required

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

18th Annual Oxford Film Festival

Open pen air in Oxford March 24-28, 2021 and online April 1-30, 2021  

The 18th annual Oxford Film Festival will be held over 5 days in person (outdoors) and one month virtually, open globally and with great discounts for students. 

Including panel discussions on this topic and our festival is 50% female directed and a renewed focus on inclusion of disabled, BIPOC and female stories.

Event information found here

Oxford Film Festival

 I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life with B. Brian Foster

Wednesday, March 31

12:00 PM

In the last six years, B. Brian Foster has talked with hundreds of Black Mississippians about race, the blues, politics, memory, community, and more. In this talk, he shares with us some of what they’ve shared with him, and he considers what it all might mean both now and for the future. Some of that work is included in his new book, I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life, in which he considers the value of non-affirming sensibilities like pessimism, frustration, and exhaustion for how we think about Black identity and lived experience. 

Registration form – Registration Required

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

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