October Events

Building the Bridge: A Discussion on America’s Racial Divide
Oct. 5, 8:00 p.m.
Cultural Center (Max Mutchnick Campus Center)
Join EBONI and guest speaker Haywood Fennell of the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Project for a discussion of the current racial climate in America and where the country can go from here.

Speak Up! Art is Action – MassLEAP Youth Spoken Word Exhibition 
Oct. 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Edward M. Kennedy Institute  
Listen to young Boston area poets share perspectives on important contemporary issues. Featuring original spoken word poetry followed by a panel discussion. Register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-up-art-is-actionmassleap-youth-spoken-word-exhibition-tickets-27199761218?_ga=1.73228499.1384508211.1470234297

Maximizing the Odds
Oct. 6, 10:00-11:45 a.m.
Bill Bordy Theater (216 Tremont)
Featuring guest speakers from Emerson’s faculty and administration and a performance by Flawless Brown, Maximizing the Odds is a special conversation for multicultural and LGBTQ students on increasing your likelihood of success.

Creating 1000 Cranes
Oct. 6, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Cultural Center (Max Mutchnick Campus Center)
If you are a fan of origami, snacks, or solidarity, join ASIA for an evening of viewing videos made by NBC Asian America and folding paper cranes to show support for Black Lives Matter.

Oct. 7, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Cabaret (Little Building)
Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone kicks off Queer History month with their annual drag show in the Cabaret.

2016 LGBT Youth Empowerment Conference 
Oct. 8-9
MIT Tang Center 
The annual Youth Empowerment Conference is a space for LGBTQ youth of color and allies to connect and learn together. Register and find out more at http://www.hbgc-ourtimenow.org/about-us

T. Howard Foundation Meet and Greet
Oct. 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room (Max Mutchnick Campus Center)
The T. Howard Foundation Internship Program aims to connect minority students with internships in the multimedia and entertainment industry. Learn about the internship application process at this information session, or visit www.t-howard.org for more information.

WLP Faculty and Alumni Reading Series: Jerald Walker and Caitlin McGill
Oct. 12, 4;00-7:00
Charles Beard Room (Little Building)
Distinguished authors Jerald Walker and Caitlin McGill will read from their work, followed by a Q&A.

Teach-In on Race
Oct. 14, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Cutler Majestic Theater
An all-day event featuring panels of experts and active engagement in discussion of race and racism, the college-wide diversity teach-in will open with a lecture from keynote speaker Eddie Glaude of Princeton University entitled “A Revolution of Value: A Politics for Our Time.”

Bright Lights: Good Luck Soup with director/alumnus Matthew Hashiguchi
Oct. 18, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Bright Family Screening Room (Paramount Center)
In this documentary, Matthew Hashiguchi delves into his and his family’s identities as Japanese Americans. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Between Racism and Islamophobia: Resistance and Solidarity in a Changing Europe
Oct. 20, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Cabaret (Little Building)
Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, this talk by Miriyam Aouragh from the University of Westminster will explore modern day activism, racism, and Islamophobia.

WLP Publishing Series: Diversity in Children’s and Young Adult Publishing
Oct. 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cabaret (Little Building)
This panel of editors and authors of children’s and young adult books, moderated by WLP Associate Professor Jabari Asim, will discuss the state of multicultural representation in children’s and young adult literature.

Gay and Middle Eastern in Post-Orlando America
Oct. 24, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room (Max Mutchnick Campus Center)
Dr. Sa’ed Adel Atshan of Swarthmore College, who has worked as an LGBTQ rights activist in the Middle East, will discuss the tragedy of the Orlando massacre and the larger implications of homophobia that arose in its wake.

Coffee and Conversation
Oct. 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Walker 10
Come by the Common Ground space on Walker 10 for coffee and company.