Liminal Existences conference to be held at Marquette University
Saturday March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020
Panel starts at 3 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge
The inaugural panel will feature our keynote speakers and will be followed by a reception.
Confirmed keynote speakers are Dr. Tosin Gbogi (Marquette English), scholar of African/African diaspora literatures and discourse oriented socio-linguistics. Janan Najeeb, President and Founder of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition. Dr. Dinorah Cortes-Velez (Marquette Languages, Literatures, and Cultures), poet, novelist, and scholar of colonial Latin American Literature.
The conference will engage scholars, students, and community members in an examination of the transnational and transdisciplinary boundaries affecting issues of access and equity in our contemporary society. We encourage various types of engagements with our theme of liminality, migrancy, and transnationalism, to name a few.
This even is sponsored by the Marquette Forum, the English Department, and the Center for Transnational Justice.
MUSG and Black Student Council presented “Black Emotional Wellness: A conversation with Charlamagne tha God and Chrishaunda Lee Perez”
Sunday, Oct. 27
1 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre
Watch video from event here.
The event will feature a candid conversation about Charlamagne tha God’s best-selling book, “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me.” They will also discuss black emotional health and trauma.
About Charlamagne tha God
Charlamagne tha God has been a leading voice in the discussion around mental health in America, speaking publicly about his struggles with anxiety and depression. He is a co-host of the nationally syndicated iHeartRadio program, “The Breakfast Club,” during which he discusses issues around hip-hop, race, society and politics. He is also the best-selling author of “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.”
About Chrishaunda Lee Perez
A Milwaukee native, Lee Perez is a a writer and film producer. Released in fall 2018 and endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, Lee Perez’s popular debut novel, “We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women,” tells the story of a group of teenage girls during their senior year of high school and how they experience life-changing events that will reshape who they are throughout their transitions into womanhood.
Lee Perez is also known for her work as a writer and producer for the short film, “The Forever Tree,” and as co-author of the book, “Share The Dream: Building Noah’s Ark One Prayer at a Time.”
The event is sponsored by the Marquette Forum, the Near West Side Partners, the Social Development Commission, Rent College Pads and the Office of Community Engagement. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and V100 (WKKV-FM radio) are the media co-sponsors.
Pathways to Educational Access and Opportunity
Marquette University presents Saul Flores to speak during First Generation & Latinx Heritage Month
Wed, September 25, 2019
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium
1506 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI
From helping his mother scrub penthouse suites in Manhattan to learning broken English with his sister, Saul’s humble beginnings started in Brooklyn, New York. Now, he wants to share his story to inspire college students to persevere no matter the circumstance. Whether you’re a first-generation college student or a freshman in a new leadership role, Saul will inspire students to overcome their personal barriers to live up to their fullest potential.
Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Learners Workshop
Saturday October 12, 2019
9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Lalumiere Hall 292, Milwaukee, WI
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Marquette University invites Spanish middle and high school instructors who teach heritage Spanish courses or who have heritage speakers in their classes to take part in a workshop designed to examine current pedagogy in the field. As students who are raised in homes where Spanish is spoken, heritage speakers bring unique possibilities and challenges into the classroom. This workshop will help teachers understand methodological, linguistic and cultural issues involved in teaching heritage speakers and how to address them.
Participants will rotate among three different sessions presented by Spanish faculty at Marquette:
“Spanish and English in the United States”, by Dr. Sonia Barnes. This session will provide an overview of the sociolinguistic practices of Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S., focusing on the characteristics of Spanish in contact with English. It will also examine social issues surrounding the use of Spanish in the U.S., such as language attitudes and ideologies, language policy, bilingualism and the role of education.
“Goals and Principles for Heritage Language Instruction,” by Dr. Todd Hernández. Given the diverse linguistic profiles and experiences of heritage language learners, what are some of the specific goals that heritage language instruction should address? In this session, the presenter will outline the goals for heritage language instruction that have been proposed by researchers and practitioners. The second part of the presentation will be a discussion of useful pedagogical principles for advancing Spanish language learning.
“Reading and Identity in the Heritage Classroom”, by Dr. Pilar Bellver. This session will discuss how to create reading activities that incorporate the students’ cultural background and promote awareness of US Latino cultural experiences. A list of recommended readings and a template for creating culturally-relevant reading activities that can be adapted to different proficiency levels will be provided.
Lunch will be provided.
Marquette University welcomes Dr. Patricia Devine of UW-Madison to discuss Creating Inclusion and Reducing Unintential Bias through various events on the Marquette University campus
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
Decades of research have indicated that, broadly, it is possible to act in prejudicial ways while sincerely rejecting prejudiced ideas. Even for people who don't believe stereotypes are true, those stereotypes, once absorbed, can influence people's behavior without their awareness or intent.
Join Dr. Devine and the Marquette community for one or all of the following events focused on unintentional bias.
"Prejudice and Intergroup Relations Lab Presentation and Q+A" Increasing receptivity to black people's bias concerns by fostering interracial humility and a cumulative perspective on bias
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Sensenbrenner Hall, Eisenberg Reading Room
"STEM Faculty Summit: Breaking the Bias Habit"
A workshop developed by Dr. Devine and her colleagues at UW-Madison, which has shown impressive scientific evidence in making people act less biased
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Engineering Hall, 4th Floor Atrium