11th Annual EIUnity Diversity Conference-Feb. 1, 2019 |
EIUnity would like to extend to you an invitation to attend our 11th Annual EIUnity Diversity Conference on Friday, February 1, 2019, in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union entitled “Help Us Make A3 (Acceptance, Awareness & Access) the Norm” which was designed to raise diversity awareness and advocacy across EIU’s campus. We would LOVE for you to attend this year and we were even hoping you would encourage students in your class, student leaders and your staff to sign up as well. FREE and informative for the EIU Community! If you would like to bring your class/program participants during your particular time slot – that would be fine as well. They will still need to register for the session(s) they would like to attend. However, we do ask if you want to participate in the luncheon, you will need to be registered for the entire day or either the morning sessions or afternoon sessions as well.
We have some AWESOME topics and presenters – We are also offering Safe Zone Core Training and registration for this is required as well. We would LOVE for you to attend this year. Please see the attached flyer. We have some AWESOME topics and presenters. The full itinerary is on our website. Please click on this link https://www.eiu.edu/oiae/EIUnityDiversityConference.php, review the session topics, and click the registration on the bottom of the page. Deadline for registration is Monday, January 28th @ 4:30 pm. Thank you, we hope to hear from you soon!
There is a $10 fee for community members. The conference and lunch are free for EIU students, staff, and faculty.Tags: Academic Calendar | Academic/Event Scheduling | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Diversity/Inclusive Excellence | Faculty | Minority Affairs | Prospective Students
“White Man, Listen!”: Richard Wright’s Prophetic Warnings about Angry White Men |
5 p.m., February 12, 2019
Booth Library Conference Room (4440)
A Presentation by Tim Engles
Professor, EIU English Department
How did so many of today’s white American men get so angry? In the 1950s, the most famous black American writer of his time, Richard Wright, offered some answers, and some predictions. Savage Holiday is Wright’s gory, yet insightful novel about a rage-filled white man. Writing from a racial perspective that was necessarily insightful, Wright dramatized in this “white life novel” some of the characteristic feelings and tendencies that are still felt by many of today’s domineering white men—including those displayed by a certain man who recently demanded our nation’s riveted attention.
Tim Engles is the author of White Male Nostalgia in Contemporary North American Literature (2018), in which he argues that literary fiction’s interior dramas can help us understand and counteract the inner workings of deluded dominance.Tags: Africana Studies | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Diversity/Inclusive Excellence | English Department | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars