Pluralism, Difference and an Ethics of Hospitality: Reclaiming the Muslim Woman’s Narrative on the War on Terror

Morrill Hall, 404

The image of a veiled woman captioned, ‘’Face of Islam’’ appears in juxtaposition to the photos of the crumbling twin towers of the world trade center. Featured in the NY Times photo essay of the year 2001, those often-repeated media images link the oppression of Muslim women to terrorist violence. They also point to the gender politics on the war on terror. And the ways gender has been…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture: A Conversation with Yusef Salaam

Sage Chapel

For over two decades Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were known as “The Central Park Five.” All five men (then boys) were wrongfully convicted in the infamous 1989 Central Park jogger case, and Salaam spent over six years in jail. He was exonerated in 2002. Now known as one of the “Exonerated Five,” Salaam has committed himself to educating the…

The Other Side of The Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry

Kheel Center, Catherwood Library, Ives Hall

"The Other Side of the Tracks” traces the historic struggles and successes of African American and women railroad workers in the twentieth century.

This Kheel Center exhibit is on display in the ILR School's Catherwood Library lobby through August 2020.

Voices on Goodness, Gratitude & Belonging

Tatkon Center for First-Year Students

Portraits and words of the Cornell community captured by visiting freelance photographer, peace activist, and author of two award-winning photo books from his series A Peace of My Mind, John Noltner. John visited Ithaca during spring and fall 2019 with a portable photo studio. The Cornell community was invited to sit for a portrait and answer one of these questions in 25 words or less: What…

FGSS Graduate Professional Development Series

Rockefeller Hall, 190

February 18th: "Love/Work: A Feminist Critique"
Kathi Weeks, Professor
Duke University, Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Join us for a conversation with Kathi Weeks, Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University about her article, "Down with Love: Feminist Critique and the New Ideologies of Work." We will discuss how the…

Be the Change: Pre-engagement Workshop

Kennedy Hall, 213

Register here (registration preferred but not required)

“Do no harm.” Beyond this mantra in working with off-campus communities, how can you prepare for involvement serving off-campus communities? Attend this interactive workshop led by Engaged Ambassadors to learn to:

Compare different mindsets/motivation for engagement;Understand ethical principles of community engagement;…

Latinx Read: Book Launch Series

Goldwin Smith Hall, 258

Learn about exciting new fiction and nonfiction books:

Liliana Colanzi Serrate is a Bolivian writer, editor, and journalist. She is the author of three short story collections, among them Our Dead World (2016), which was translated into English in 2017. In 2015 she won the International Aura Estrada literary prize, given to Spanish-speaking authors under 35 who live in Mexico and the…

Institute for African Development Special Topic Seminar Series: Politicized Finance in the Black Americas

Uris Hall, G-08

Issues in African Development Seminar Series examines critical concerns in contemporary Africa using a different theme each semester. The seminars provide a forum for participants to explore alternative perspectives and exchange ideas. They are also a focal activity for students and faculty interested in African development. In addition, prepares students for higher level courses on African…

Latina/o Studies Fridays w/Faculty Seminar

Rockefeller Hall, 429

The Latina/o Studies Program Fridays with Faculty seminar offers an opportunity for Latina/o and non-Latina/o students of all levels and disciplines to meet faculty and administrators from across the university for informal conversation about their current research/work in progress while enjoying FREE lunch. All welcome!

This series made possible with support from the College of Arts…

Abundance: Sexuality, Historiography, Geopolitics

Rockefeller Hall, 122

Abstract: To write a history of sexuality, or so the story goes, is to embrace the chimeric prose of paucity and plentitude. If the present is marked by an inescapable surfeit of evidence, the past is haunted by an unremitting loss of materials. Histories of sexuality routinely mediate past(s) through archival forms of paucity, disenfranchisement and loss. Sexuality, particularly in the global…