Center for Multicultural Education
Reception for Randall Kennedy, the keynote speaker for the Annual Human Rights Conference of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights. Kennedy will speak briefly about his topic of "Race Relations and the Law in the Obama Era" at 7:45 p.m. Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. This event, as well as the conference on the next day, is free and open to the public.
The Black Student Union is hosting a talent show to pay homage to African American heritage, past, present and future. Participants can sing, dance, recite poetry or play an instrument. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.
The Black Student Union will present a play showing the history of music during which the actors will need students to come on stage to assist with creating the music.
The Divine Nine Event will portray The Divine Nine Greek Fraternity and Sorority system with an emphasize on black culture. Sororities and fraternities will tell the history of their organizations while stepping and strolling throughout the event.
The Wesley Foundation will host a salsa dance. Lessons from 6-6:30 p.m.; dance until 9:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal and all are welcome. Admission is $1.
Discussion will take place on two books: The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy by Steve Stoute, with Mim Eichler; and One Day It'll All Make Sense by Common, with Adam Bradley. The books need not to have been completed in order to participate in the discussion.
The last day of Darwin Week features speakers presenting on topics related to education.
12:30 p.m.: “Building a Culture of Inquiry” by Theron J. Hitchman
2 p.m.: "Darwin, Dewey, and a Contemporary Theory of Education" by Jerry Soneson
3:30 p.m.: “The Rhetoric of School Reform” by Deborah Gallagher
7 p.m.: “Teaching Evolution in a Climate of Controversy” by Eugenie Scott
The Black Student Union will host an interactive event as part of Black History Month. Experience various aspects of oppression throught the African American community including incarceration, civil rights and more. This event can change you.
The third day of Darwin Week will feature speakers presenting on topics related to science.
2 p.m.: “Evolution of Feathers: an account of how developmental process predicted the fossil record” by Peter Brerendzen
3 p.m.: “How and when does a unique human life begin?” by Darrell Wiens
4 p.m. “Using evolutionary theory to explain attitudes toward leaders” by Christopher Larimer
7 p.m.: “Minding Machines” by Ed Wasserman
Darwin week continues with speakers presenting on humanism.
12:30 p.m.: “Woman Suffrage Parades and Protests: Resisting Violence” by Catherine Palczewski
2 p.m.: “Interpreting the God Metaphor” by Harry Brod
3:30 p.m.: “What Humanism Really Means” by Michael Blackwell
7 p.m.: “Human Ethics and Dignity” by William Clohesy