AMP Time!Thursday, October 1st, 202008:00 PM - 09:00 PMStorrs CampusZoom
10/5Queer Objects: Intimacy, Citizenship, and Rescue in Kenya
Queer Objects: Intimacy, Citizenship, and Rescue in KenyaMonday, October 5th, 202012:00 PM - 01:00 PMStorrs CampusWebex virtual meeting
George Paul Meiu, John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University presents: Queer Objects: Intimacy, Citizenship, and Rescue in Kenya.
In recent years, struggle over sexuality have involved incitements to moral rescue - calls to have intimacy from globalization. Rehabilitation efforts have focused on homosexuality, sex education, women's dress, sex work, and sex tourism. But they have also focused on other, unexpected objects, less readily recognizable as tied to intimacy as such. Plastics have played a dominant position among these objects. In northern Kenya, "plastic boys" are unemployed men whom others see as unattached, "useless paupers," who, not unlike plastic itself, have allegedly no capacity to grow roots and thrive. Analyzing this subject position in relation to objects and afflictions deemed "foreign" - of plastic - the presenter shows how different objectifications of plastic resonate with one another to produce new, less obvious forms of exclusion. Such "queer objects" reveal how intimate citizenship is not always tied to something readily recognizable as "sexuality," but works through the semiotics and sentiments of various objects of intimate struggle.
George Paul Mieu is John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. His research focuses on sexuality, ethnicity, and the political economy of postcolonial Africa.
Co-sponsored with the Africana Studies Institute and the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
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10/5Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans – Information Session
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans – Information SessionMonday, October 5th, 202005:00 PM - 06:00 PMOtherhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_92fEduwaQv6f9oVvAyYoDQ
The P.D. Soros Foundation and UConn’s Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships will be hosting a virtual information session about this opportunity on Monday, October 5, at 5:00PM. The session will be hosted in Zoom. Representatives will be available to answer your questions. Join us to learn more about this amazing opportunity for New Americans.
Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_92fEduwaQv6f9oVvAyYoDQ.
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PAC MeetingsMonday, October 5th, 202005:30 PM - 06:30 PMStorrs CampusZoom
AMP Time!Monday, October 5th, 202006:00 PM - 07:00 PMOtherZoom
De-Stress NightMonday, October 5th, 202006:00 PM - 07:00 PMOtherWebexFeeling anxious before midterms? Join the Women's Center as we make virtual vision boards to de-stress and stay motivated!
10/6Faculty Discussion On How To Be An Anti- Racist
Faculty Discussion On How To Be An Anti- RacistTuesday, October 6th, 202012:00 PM - 02:00 PMStorrs CampusWebEx
October 6, 2020 12:00 pm
Dr. Melina Pappademos, Director and Associate Professor, Africana Studies and History
Dr. David Embrick, Associate Professor, Africana Studies and Sociology
Dr. Alexis Boylan, Acting Director of the Humanities Institute, Associate Professor, Africana Studies, Art and Art History
This will be an online event held on Webex. Please register for this event for the link to attend. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-an-anti-racist-faculty-roundtable-book-disucssion-registration-121561163713?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing)
"How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi is available for online access through UConn Libraries.
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10/6The Feminization Of Transgender Women In Prisons For Men: How Prison As A Total Institution Shapes Gender
Public Talk by Valerie Jenness, October 6, 1:30-2:30pm EST
Valerie Jenness is Acting Vice Provost, Academic Planning & Institutional Research and Distinguished Professor, Criminology, Law & Society, the Department of Sociology (by courtesy), and the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing (by courtesy) at the University of California, Irvine
Valerie Jenness’ research has focused on prostitution, hate crime, and prison violence and grievances to explore the links between deviance and social control, the politics of crime control, social movements and social change, and corrections and public policy. She is the author of four books, including: Appealing to Justice: Prisoner Grievances, Rights, and Carceral Logic (with Kitty Calavita); Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement Practice (with Ryken Grattet); Hate Crimes: New Social Movements and the Politics of Violence (with Kendal Broad); and Making it Work: The Prostitutes’ Rights Movement in Perspective.
She is also the co-editor of Routing the Opposition: Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy (with David Meyer and Helen Ingram) and the author of many articles published in sociology, law & society, criminology, and gender journals (e.g., American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Problems, Criminology, Law & Society Review, and Gender & Society).
Her research has been translated and reprinted in German, Greek, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish, presented at an array of professional conferences and universities in the U.S. and abroad (e.g., Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Columbia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, and South Africa), as well as to the U.S. Congress, the National Academy of Sciences, judges and staff attorneys for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Her research has been discussed in media outlets, such as National Public Radio in the U.S. and Australia, the NYT, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, the LA Times,
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10/6Latinx/a/o Heritage Month Keynote Speaker
Latinx/a/o Heritage Month Keynote SpeakerTuesday, October 6th, 202006:00 PM - 07:30 PMStorrs CampusZOOM
10/7El Voto Latino
El Voto LatinoWednesday, October 7th, 202007:00 PM - 08:30 PMStorrs CampusFacebook Live
This event will be broadcasted on Facebook Live - https://fb.me./e/5OEN8HdrL
10/8Race, Voter Suppression And The Myth Of Democracy In The U.S.
Race, Voter Suppression And The Myth Of Democracy In The U.S.Thursday, October 8th, 202007:00 PM - 08:30 PMOtherVirtual Livestream
Dr. Carol Anderson is a human and civil rights advocate, expert on African American history and 20th century politics, and professor of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy and the critically acclaimed White Rage, published by Bloomsbury (2016). She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press), which was awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards.
Admission to this event is free. All members of the UConn community are welcome to attend. The link for the livestream will be available one week prior to the event.
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10/14Ford Foundation Fellowship Information Session And Q&A
Ford Foundation Fellowship Information Session And Q&AWednesday, October 14th, 202003:00 PM - 04:00 PMOthervirtual
There will be a panel Ford Fellowship reviewers as well a Ford Fellow who will participate in the Q&A session.
For more information about this fellowship opportunity, please visit: https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm
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AMP Time!Wednesday, October 14th, 202005:00 PM - 06:00 PMStorrs CampusZoom
10/19Is The University Colonial?: Critical Conversations On Its Past
Is The University Colonial?: Critical Conversations On Its PastMonday, October 19th, 202012:00 PM - 01:30 PMStorrs CampusVirtualContact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org More
10/19LGBTQ+ Center Awareness Day
LGBTQ+ Center Awareness DayMonday, October 19th, 202012:00 PM - 01:00 PMStorrs CampusonlineOctober 19th, marks LGBTQ+ Center Awareness Day. A day to celebrate the work, the services, and the activism of LGBTQ+ community centers everywhere. This year we will be doing an Instagram takeover. Our Instagram is @uconnrainbowctr.
PAC MeetingsMonday, October 19th, 202005:30 PM - 06:30 PMStorrs CampusZoom
10/19The Vote Part 1– Film Discussion (View Film Prior)
The Vote Part 1– Film Discussion (View Film Prior)Monday, October 19th, 202006:00 PM - 07:00 PMStorrs CampusWebex
*Please view the film prior to this discussion at https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/#part01
Join at https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=mab824d1ed931cb81783ce6fd15744469
AMP Time!Thursday, October 22nd, 202006:00 PM - 07:00 PMStorrs CampusZoom
Drag BingoFriday, October 23rd, 202006:00 PM - 07:30 PMStorrs Campusonline
10/26The Vote Part 2– Film Discussion (View Film Prior)
The Vote Part 2– Film Discussion (View Film Prior)Monday, October 26th, 202006:00 PM - 07:00 PMOtherWebex
*Please view the film prior to this discussion at https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/#part02
Join at https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=mab824d1ed931cb81783ce6fd15744469
AMP Time!Monday, October 26th, 202007:00 PM - 08:00 PMStorrs CampusZoom
10/27Legally And Medically Trans
Legally And Medically TransTuesday, October 27th, 202005:30 PM - 07:30 PMStorrs CampusRainbow Center