September 2019

Sarahfest Art Show

Tuesday, September 3 – Monday, September 30

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Powerhouse Community Arts Center

Each of the artists on the calendar explores the idea of what it means to cross borders. Cover artist Lee Harper traverses historical timelines and moments as she constructs dioramas about real historical figures using bones from her yard to tell their story. Lee’s work invites us to learn about the past and to confront the abject at the same time. She is joined by local photographer Megan Wolfe, who returned to Mississippi after eleven years in San Francisco. With a past life in professional fine art work, Wolfe finds her favorite stories highlight the pursuit of mastery through craft, concept, and challenging audience perception. Together, they kick off our fall calendar with a month long exhibit of their work at the Powerhouse Community Center in September.

Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies

 

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: Let’s Start the Conversation

Tuesday, September 3

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ole Miss Student Union, Room 326

Join faculty, students, and staff as we start the conversation. This dialogue series promotes the sharing of views and perspectives surrounding current events and topics.

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

 

Gastrodiplomacy in Two Souths: Cuisine as Nation-Brand in Peru and the U.S. South

Wednesday, September 4

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

In this talk, UM Assistant Professor Catarina Passidomo will share stories from her recent Fulbright research. Her current research compares Peruvian and US southern contemporary food renaissances and their discursive commitments to multiculturalism. This event is open to the public.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

 

“Two Towns of Jasper” – Film Screening and Q&A with Visiting Documentarian, Marco Williams

Wednesday, September 4

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Malco Oxford Commons Cinema, Theater 6

In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation woke up to the horror of a modern-day lynching. Two film crews, one black and one white, set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the subsequent trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in America, one that asks how and why a crime like this could have occurred. This event is free and open to the public.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

 

Men of Color Networking Luncheon

Thursday, September 5

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Butler Auditorium

Men of Color are invited to network and build community over lunch. Registration is required, but all students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to attend.

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Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

 

Dialogues on Diversity: Engaging Inclusion through a Class Lens with becky martinez

Monday, September 9

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ole Miss Student Union, Ballroom

dr. becky martinez is an organization development consultant and trainer with a focus on social justice, leadership and organizational change. Her work focuses on dismantling systems of oppression through critical dialogue and reflection intertwined with theoretical foundations.  This lecture will discuss class and all the layers that add to its complexity as a social issue, such as obscure definitions, fluidity, intersections, as well as an overall sense of taboo. It is critical to understand the various concepts related to class, how class plays out systemically and explore ways to intervene class dynamics to create (greater) inclusion on campus.

Division of Diversity & Community Engagement

 

LGBTQ+ Networking Luncheon

Tuesday, September 10

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Butler Auditorium

Join us for a welcome (or welcome back!) luncheon to build connections within our LGBTQ+ campus community! Registration is required, but all students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to attend.

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Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

 

Allies for Access: The Ability Exhibit

Monday, September 9 –  Wednesday, September 11

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ole Miss Student Union, Room 323

In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, this interactive exhibit is designed to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities through respect for others, comfort during interactions, and awareness of disability issues through the use of multimedia and interactive stations.

Student Disability Services

 

“Hidden Spaces”: Carrie Barske Crawford and Brian Dempsey

Wednesday, September 11

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

A collaboration between the University of North Alabama Public History Center, the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, and photographer Abraham Rowe, the photo-historical project Hidden Spaces identifies, displays, and interprets cultural landscapes, built environments, and natural features that highlight the inherent uniqueness and diversity of the greater Shoals region. This project uses oral histories, photography, archival documentation, and mapping to tell the story of important places not often associated with the weight of a site’s history. This event is free and open to the public.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

 

Exploring the Racial Geography of UT Austin, presented by Edmund T. Gordon and Celeste Henery

Thursday, September 12

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

Over the past twenty years, Edmund T. Gordon has researched and led a tour of the racial and gendered geography of the University of Texas at Austin’s campus. This talk will discuss the origins of the tour and its recent digitization. It also will address the university’s shifting representations in light of past and more recent changes in its commemorative landscape. This event is free and open to the public.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

 

Barbershop Talk

Thursday, September 12

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ole Miss Student Union, Room 124

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

 

SMBHC Fall Convocation

Thursday, September 12

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

We will welcome Doris Kearns Goodwin to the Ford Center stage at 7:30pm, when she will address the SMBHC student body. All honors students are expected to attend.

World-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Goodwin received critical acclaim for her seventh book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, published last year. The New York Times bestseller is a culmination of Goodwin’s five-decade career of studying the American presidents. Additionally, she has played herself as a teacher on The Simpsons and a historian on American Horror Story. She was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room in 1979, and is a devoted fan of the World Series-winning team.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Reception following.

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

 

“Square Books at 40: A Conversation” – A Moderated Discussion with Owners of the Bookstore

Wednesday, September 18

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

Dating back to the 1970s, Square Books and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture have enjoyed a close relationship, with the bookstore bringing writers from all regions to Oxford, including a number of authors whose works are taught across the Southern Studies curriculum. The fortieth anniversary of Square Books provides an opportunity to reflect on the store’s contributions to both the Oxford community and to the University of Mississippi. This event is free and open to the public.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Student Activism & Leadership Summit

Thursday, September 19

Ole Miss Student Union, Ballroom

The Student Activism & Leadership Summit offers an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage in dialogue surrounding student leadership and activism past, present, and future.

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Dialogues on Diversity: Intentionally Intersectional Leadership with Payton Head

Thursday, September 19

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ole Miss Student Union, Ballroom

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

 

Satan & Adam: A Conversation and Film Screening with Documentary Narrator and UM English professor Adam Gussow

Thursday, September 26

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

Sterling Magee, a Mississippi-born blues guitarist and singer, had experienced firsthand the music industry’s exploitation of black musicians. When his wife died of cancer, he gave up guitar and gave into despair. Several years later, reborn as “Mr. Satan,” he was busking the streets of Harlem, spreading his gospel of joy, when a young white harmonica player wandered along and asked if he could sit in. Adam Gussow, a Columbia grad school dropout, had turned to the streets to deal with his own heartbreak. The result was an epic jam and a lifetime partnership, one that took them, as the duo Satan & Adam, from Harlem’s 125th Street to clubs and festival stages around the world—before a nervous breakdown and a heart attack tore them apart, paving the way for one more miraculous rebirth. Satan & Adam is a celebration of the transformative power of music and the triumph of two soul survivors. Director V. Scott Balcerek pulls together more than two decades of documentary footage to chart the duo’s unlikely, unforgettable friendship, one forged on New York’s mean streets during the racial turmoil of the 1980s. This event is free and open to the public.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

 

Pride Camp

Saturday, September 28

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ole Miss Student Union, Room 326

The 5th annual Pride Camp will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, in Student Union Room 326. This event is designed to provide fun networking opportunities and exposure to campus resources to students who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Camp is a place to meet like-minded people and form friendships to last a lifetime! All current UM undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are invited to attend.

Participation is free, but pre-registration is required. Lunch will be provided. A limited number of Pride Camp t-shirts will also be available!

The priority registration deadline is Friday September 20, 2019. If space is still available, the final registration deadline will be 5:00 PM on Monday, September 23, 2019. All registrants will receive e-mail confirmations.

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Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement