J Mase III is a black, trans, queer, spoken-word poet from Philadelphia. An organ donor, he is the author of "If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around" and creator of the annual performance event "Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement."
Center for Multicultural Education
"(A)sexual" follows the growth of a community that experiences no sexual attraction. In a society obsessed with sex, how do you deal with life as an outsider? Combining intimate interviews, vérité footage and animation with humor and pop culture imagery, the film attempts to answer this question.
Come see your fellow classmates perform on stage. Proceeds from tips will benefit a local charity.
A garden provided poor families and their neighbors with food and camaraderie after rioting in the early 1990's. The Garden explores the resiliency of Los Angeles farmers in creating a community plot. They confront the cordons of wealth and commerce: a bittersweet story of self-sufficiency and fortitude.
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.
Voyage 2 Africa features participants learning an African dance, a performance by the best African dance group and refreshments.
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.
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.
Keenan Crow, Outreach Coordinator for One Iowa, will give a presentation on the Affordable Care Act and how it is especially relevant to LGBT Iowans.
King Corn follows two friends on a quest to Iowa in hopes to understand whence the food we eat comes. After they buy an acre of land and reap a bountiful harvest, they run headlong into a food system that is manipulative and destructive of farming endeavors in multiple ways.