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Black History Month

Black History Month

Every February, we get the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout the history of the United States. Whether it’s hearing the biographies of often-overlooked scholars and artists and scientists, or digging deep into the life of one particularly inspirational person, this is a great time to explore the nuances of the black experience in America. Some of our databases, like Biography in Context, have sections dedicated to African American biography. Others are dedicated entirely to African American studies. Take Black Thought and Culture, a database which brings together over 100,000 pages of interviews, essays, pamphlets, letters, and speeches, and journal articles from 1700 to the present. It includes a wealth of … Continued
Transform U: Empower Your Vision, Your Voice, Your Future

Transform U: Empower Your Vision, Your Voice, Your Future

One of IU East’s core principals is diversity, so we are always excited at new opportunities in multiculturalism. And on November 1st, IU is offering a big one. The annual Diversity Leadership Conference is targeted towards students, helping you contribute to diversity education, personal empowerment, and developing leadership skills. This year’s theme is “Transform U: Empower Your Vision, Your Voice, Your Future” and is geared to empowering students to take ownership of their college experience by taking meaningful action to effect positive change both at their institution and in their world. If you want to develop a broader multicultural understanding of yourself and of your environment, this might be a great opportunity for you. Registration is due by Friday, October … Continued
Robert Jensen Visit

Robert Jensen Visit

On October 16th, IU East will host Robert Jensen, a famous journalism professor from the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Jensen will explore race issues in his speech “Power and Politics in the Age of Obama: Is the United States Post-Racial?” Although Dr. Jensen will be discussing racism, he is a significant voice on many other topics ranging from white privilege, feminism (especially as relates to pornography, sexual violence, and the social construction of masculinity), America’s place in the world (particularly its military actions), journalism, and the furthering of progressive political goals through the use of media.  He has published dozens of scholarly articles, books, newspaper columns, blogs, and more detailing his thoughts on these issues. Dr. Jensen came … Continued