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The Knox College community will celebrate Diversity Art Month, an artistic exploration of identities and experiences, throughout April. This years theme is the Art of Intersectionality. Join us as we explore our various identities and experiences through art, music, dance, poetry, and film. Visit the Diversity Art Month Facebook Page for more updates and information.
Diversity Art Month also serves as a fundraiser for Asha for Life, a fundraising organization located in Galesburg dedicated to combating human trafficking and sexual slavery. Their mission statement reads:
The mission of Asha for Life Community is to provide relief to victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. Asha for Life Community works independently and partners with other organizations to fulfill this mission by educating all people to the consequences of human trafficking, and the sex slave trade, providing holistic health care, education, housing, and employment training and opportunities.
Asha for Life CEO Tom Colclasure and Vice President Harsha Mehta M.D. will be coming to Knox on April 7 to give a presentation and hold solution workshops with small groups to continue brainstorming ways in which the Galesburg and Knox community can remain active.
April 7 - Asha For Life Presentation and Fundraiser Kickoff
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ferris Lounge
The CEO and Vice President of Asha for Life will be coming to Knox to give a presentation and hold solution workshops with small groups to continue brainstorming ways in which the Galesburg and Knox community can remain active.
April 16 - Poetry and Popcorn
5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Gizmo
In collaboration with National Poetry Month, poets are invited to recite their poems; organic popcorn will be provided by K.A.R.E.S.
April 17 - Stargazing and Movie Night
Time TBA, Kresge Hall
More information coming soon.
April 22 - Color of Violence Presentation
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Forum Room
Several Knox students will be presenting on what they learned from the Incite! Color of Violence 4 workshop conference and conducting miniature workshops with the audience to work on continuous engagement within our own community and how we can spread awareness and remain active. This conference covered topics ranging from stopping violence in various communities to grassroots organizing and holding critical conversations.
April 24 - Music & Coffee
7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Gizmo
Co-Sponsored with DIY Galesburg.
April 25 - Engage Knox: Spring Day of Service
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Knox Campus and Galesburg Community
Engage Knox is a campus-wide event sponsored by the Kleine Center for Community Service and Student Senate.
April 26 - Art Gallery Opening and Walk
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., CFA Lobby
The Diversity Committee of Student Senate, in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History, is sponsoring an exhibit of art works exploring themes of identity and intersectionality.
The exhibit will open in the CFA gallery on April 26th. We encourage all Knox artists to submit relevant works by bringing them to the CFA Gallery with an attached entry form between the dates of April 21 and April 24.
April 30 - Kimberle Crenshaw
7:00 p.m., Harbach Theatre
Kimberlé Crenshaw is executive director of the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. She writes about civil rights, black feminist legal theory, race, racism, and the law. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop and the co-editor of a volume titled Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement.
Professor Crenshaw has lectured nationally and internationally on race matters and on "intersectionality," a concept she coined to capture the multidimensional dynamics of discrimination. Her work was cited in the drafting of the South African Constitution. Crenshaw has lectured throughout the world, addressing audiences in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia. In 1996, she co-founded the African American Policy Forum to highlight the centrality of gender and structural inequality in the discourse on racial justice.
Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw has held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Latin America and the Fletcher Fellowship. She is currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences.
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