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Poetry Slam and Open Mic Night

Do you enjoy listening to poetry? Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase some of your original work? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come to the CME for an exciting poetry event. The night’s program gives audience members a chance to hear some seasoned poets recite their original poetry, along with the opportunity to participate in an open mic session. Refreshments will be served.

CME Book Club: The Psychological Health of Women of Color by Lillian Comas-Diaz and Beverly Greene

The Psychological Health of Women of Color by Lillian Comas-Diaz and Beverly Greene is an anthology that focuses on issues of women’s emotional health and wellbeing. Specifically, the book analyzes the life stages of women of color. Book Club sessions are open to the public. If one has not read the book, one is still encouraged to attend and participate in discussion.    

CME Lecture: Lela Lee

Cartoonist Lela Lee will be presenting and discussing her cartoon “Angry Little Asian Girl,” and her books Angry Little Girls.  Characters experience and express anger in various ways. The strips are often both humorous and thought-provoking. Come listen to how Lela Lee overcame the odds, as many told her “there is just no market for Asians” and her characters. She not only beat this insulting stereotype, but has published several books, comics, and has her own website. This is the 20th anniversary of Angry Little Asian Girls.    

 

CME Book Club: Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging by Pamela Thoma

Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging by Pamela Thoma analyzes how popular genre fiction, written by Asian American women and featuring Asian American characters, depicts both contemporary American-ness and contributes to public dialogue about national belonging. Thoma focuses on how such fiction addresses attempts women, make in a neoliberal society, to balance their personal and professional lives. Book club sessions are open to the public. If one has not read the book, one is still encouraged to attend and participate in discussion.    

Toast for Change Keynote Address: Rev. Dr. John Womack

Reverend Dr. John H. Womack will be traveling to the Cedar Valley to be the keynote speaker during the Black Student Union's Toast for Change Banquet. Womack will share his testimony of how in 1977, with a mop and bucket, he started his own company and named it "John's Janitorial Services, Inc." His company quickly expanded and he soon became a well-established businessman, founding and becoming president of several companies. Womack often states that money and education are not requisites to starting a business or to making it in this world; rather, it is the proper state of mind or frame of reference.  

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