Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama by Sophia Nelson focuses on “redefining” the portrayals of black women in the media. In the book, Nelson provides the necessary tools and encouragement for women to reshape their futures. 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.
Center for Multicultural Education
Join us over the lunch hour to hear the triumphant story of Christine Seyboe Tour. Listen to her journey as a refugee during the Liberian Civil War, when she started her own beauty salon in Ghana and began to rescue women off the city streets to teach them cosmetology skills. After returning to Liberia a few years after the war, she transferred her business and institute back home—continuing to reach out to women in need. As a result, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative recognized her in 2010 for giving back to her community and country.
A viewing of Lee Daniels' "The Butler," which focuses on an African-American who witnesses noble events while serving as a White House butler.
The subtext of the movie, Soul Food, is about the fatal illness of a family’s matriarch because of the food she was eating. Soul Food Junkies recognizes not only the politics within the food industry but also its challenges of both the obvious and the subtle ones. Whereas Byron Hurt lifts up the traditions of soul food, he explores the negative effects that the food industry has on those who are poor, exploited, and marginalized by limited food options, especially persons of color.
Darwin Week is an annual event sponsored by the UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers to promote critical thinking and reason. Faculty speakers will present at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 10 and 12; and at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 13. Keynote lectures are at 7 p.m. each evening. Topics are: skepticism, science, activism and sexuality. Visit darwinweek.com for more information.
UNI Proud will host a discussion on privilege in the LGBTQIA community. Various activities will explore the topics of gender, sexuality, race, disabilities and much more.
An all inclusive event. Skates, music and beverages will be provided. There will be a contest for best disco costume.
Join UNI Proud for the first meeting of the spring semester. We will hold executive board elections, play games and brainstorm event ideas for the semester. Please bring ideas for Pride Week speakers.
Marcia Y. Riggs, lecturer, author and researcher, will deliver a lecture in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Riggs is the J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Theology Master’s Program at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. Her passion is studying the relationship between social oppression and socio-religious ethical praxis, and ethical discourse that bridges the gap between womanist religious scholarship and the church’s practice of ministry.
The CME Book Club will discuss Through It All: Reflections on My Life, My Family and My Faith by Christine King Farris. Marcia Riggs, who will deliver the evening address for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will attend the discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the book.