Ronda Henry, “Barack Obama, Gender, and Pop Culture”

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January 27, 2015 | 12:00-1:00 Location: IUPUI University Library, Room 4115P Free tickets available below Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father (1994) used women’s bodies to establish a socially and culturally popular “brand” upon which he could build his political career.  Women function as signs of a non-threatening black masculine identity constructed to counter contemporary […]

IUPUI is a three-peat winner: Campus receives award for exemplary diversity initiatives

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INDIANAPOLIS — For the third year in a row, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis was selected to receive the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of this national award that honors U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an […]


Indiana history journal examines public art and controversy

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Art, race and space fill the most recent issue of the Indiana Magazine of History. In an issue guest-edited by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis public historian Modupe Labode, leading scholars of public art and urban life show how art can reveal fault lines in modern society. The March 2014 issue features four articles reflecting on […]

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“The Education of Auma Obama,” a film by Branwen Okpako: screening and discussion with filmmaker

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. University Library, Lily Auditorium 755 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 Admission free Reception with light refreshments to follow Branwen Okpako is a highly talented and successful Nigerian-Welsh documentary filmmaker, who now lives and works in Berlin, Germany, where in 1999 she received a degree in Film […]

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Taylor Symposium marks 25th year by exploring “Politics. Race. Place.”

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The 25th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium, hosted by the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will focus on how 25 years of demographic and social change has shaped Indianapolis while exploring the topic, “Politics. Race. Place.” The symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at […]

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Trayvon Martin case sparks public IUPUI Dialogue Series

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The Florida case involving the 2012 fatal shooting of an unarmed African American youth and the gunman’s acquittal in July proved a social tinder box for racial issues in America. Diversity leaders on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus have organized a series of public meetings, four dialogue sessions and two town hall meetings built […]

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Cuba’s 2013 Venice Biennale representative to speak at Herron School of Art and Design

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Artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons will appear at Herron School of Art and Design as the 2013 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecturer. Her artist’s talk, titled “Global Journey,” is scheduled to take place on December 4 in the Basile Auditorium at 6:00 p.m., the same night the Undergraduate Student Exhibition opens in the Berkshire, […]

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2013 Spirit & Place Festival accepting proposals for $20,000 community-building projects

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The 2013 Spirit & Place Festival is going to open its 10-day November celebration with a groundbreaking event: it will give away a $20,000 award to one innovator who has a daring, original idea about re-shaping notions of race in Central Indiana. Individuals and organizations from any sector and discipline—artists and cultural organizations, faith leaders […]

Art, Space, and Race Conference

Art, Race, Space Symposium on 25 January 2013 at IUPUI

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Art, Race, Space Symposium   Date: January 25, 2013 Location: Campus Center, IUPUI Campus, 420 University Blvd. Time: 8:00 am–5:30 pm   Artists and scholars from across the country will join leaders from Indianapolis’s arts and culture sector in an interdisciplinary daylong symposium dedicated to exploring the complicated relationships between art, race, and civic space.  Participants will begin […]