Transversing Spaces: Increasing Empathy, Understanding, and Equity Cross Colors |
This course will review the history of race in our country, offer opportunities for learners to delve into self identity and grow more competent in understanding how their identity has been shaped, how it impacts their perceptions of others, and others’ perceptions of them. It will focus on what it means to realize race is operative and respond through the lenses of race implicitly. It will deconstruct what it means to be racist. It will explore the reality of institutional/structural racism. It will supply strategies for developing a healthy space for intercultural and interracial involvement where authentic voices can be heard and empathy can be evoked. It will be a course steeped in developing and sustaining empathetic and engaging interaction with those who may seem different because of our socialization expectations. You will learn greater levels of cultural literacy and higher agency and efficacy through clear, confident cross racial dialogue and engagement to support strong relationships and a “more perfect union”. All three session recommended but not required.
Register here https://tinyurl.com/Academy-Spring-2021 or call 581-5114.Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
Optional Practical Training |
This workshop is offered to F-1 students international students and focuses on eligibility and the application process for those whom are planning to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) (in particular for those graduating in May 2021).
This session will be offered online:Tags: Current Students | Office of International Students and Sch
Glimpses of Germany |
Guten tag! Learn about the people, language, and traditions that make Germany and German culture unique. Presented by EIU Senior, Marie Koch, this session will showcase some of the interesting tidbits about Germany.
This session will be offered online: https://eiu.zoom.us/j/7585515719Tags: Community | Current Students | Diversity/Inclusive Excellence | Faculty | Office of International Students and Sch
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight |
Established in 2009 by two war veterans, Lincoln Land Honor Flight became part of the National Network that serves WWII, Korean War Era and Vietnam War Era personnel. This group honors vets and their service to our country by providing one-day, no charge flights to Veterans who are willing and able to fly to Washington to visit their memorials. You will learn about the origins of the National Network and the LLHF group, how they are funded and what the requirements are to become a "Guardian', ensuring comfort and safety through their day in Washington. Two veterans are planning to attend and speak about their experience.
Instructor: Mary CoventryTags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Workshop/Webinar
NEA Big Read: A Conversation with Joy Harjo |
Jan. 30, 2021, 1-2 p.m. CST, 2-3 p.m. EST
Virtual presentation via Microsoft Teams
Link to participate is available at https://www.eiu.edu/booth/bigread/program.php
Part of the Lions in Winter festival sponsored by the EIU Department of English
Co-sponsored by Broward County Library, Broward Public Library Foundation, Inc., and Florida Center for the Book.
Free and open to the public
Join Joy Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation and current U.S. poet laureate, in a virtual conversation, as she reads works from her latest book An American Sunrise: Poems and has a moderated Q+A discussion.
In 2019, Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to
hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.Tags: Academic/Event Scheduling | Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | English Department | Faculty | Prospective Students | School of Extended Learning | Workshop/Webinar