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Calendar of Events 

The Making Excellence Inclusive Conference

 When: Friday, October 16th, 2020
Who: Faculty, staff, administrators, Graduate Assistants, and Teachers are welcome
Where: We're going virtual!



February is African American Heritage Month.

Please click here to see our 2015 programming. 

March is Women's History & Awareness Month. 

Please click here to see our 2015 programming. 

 Monday, March 2

Flyer for Speaking the Language of Diversity & InclusionSpeaking the Language of Diversity & Inclusion 

4:00 - 5:00pm, Arcola-Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. University Union 

Presented by Dr. T. M. Linda Scholz (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Richard G. Jones, Jr. (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies)

We learn culture through language and communication. Without a shared language, cultural change is difficult at best. In an effort to understand what it really means to integrate diversity into EIU’s student life activities, curriculum and pedagogy, and faculty development as well as into the Charleston community, we need to share a common language. This workshop is designed to help us understanding what is meant by diversity,” “racism,” “white privilege,” “oppression,” “homophobia,” and the list goes on, in an effort to work toward creating campus and community climates that move beyond tolerance to understanding and integration. 

Tuesday, March 3 

2015 Women's History & Awareness Month Keynote EventFrom PHD to Ph.D: How Education Saved My Life

5:30pm, 7th Street Underground, MLK Jr. University Union 

Presented by 2015 Women's History & Awareness Month Keynote Speaker, Dr. Elaine Richardson (Professor, The Ohio State University)

...Addicted to drugs, abusive controlling pimps, the streets, short stints in jail, the cycle of death that was her life, and on top of that, pregnant AGAIN.  It was the end. The only way out was death or prison, but that wasn’t her fate.  Instead, she went to school… and never stopped.  On her journey, she became empowered with knowledge of her culture and history. Today, Dr. Elaine Richardson shares her story of sexual exploitation and other forms of bondage to promote healing and empowerment through education.

Dr. Elaine Richardson is currently the Professor of Literacy Studies at The Ohio State University. She is also the author of PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life (2013, New City Community Press), Hiphop Literacies(2006, Routledge), and African American Literacies (2003, Routledge). 

Book Signing and refreshments to follow event.

Co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, Division of Student Affairs, and African American Heritage Month Committee.

Wednesday, March 11 

Film Showing: Pride 

Poster for film, "Pride"Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Queer Palm award. 

Based on an extraordinary true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families.  Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies Onllwyn, a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.  As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Sponsored by Making Excellence Inclusive, Booth Library, Faculty Development, Film Studies & EIU Pride

Monday, April 6 

Film Showing: Lives Worth Living

Followed by conversation with Judy Heumann 

Poster for film, "Lives Worth Living"

Lives Worth Living is a 2011 documentary film that chronicles of the history of the American disability rights movement from the post-World War II era until the
passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.

Judith Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She has been appointed Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State.  She co-founded the Center for In
dependent Living in Berkeley, CA and the World Institute on Disability in Oakland, CA.

Sponsored by Making Excellence Inclusive, Film Studies, Faculty Development & Student Disability Services

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College of Arts & Humanities
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920

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