Friday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 pm– Wriston Art Galleries
Artist talk by Valaria Tatera (enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) on her exhibition, Erasure, Visibility, and Resilience. Reception with light snacks to follow
Valaria Tatera is a Wisconsin-based installation artist, activist, and lecturer whose work investigates the intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment. She explores self-identity and contemporary Indigenous issues such as the impact of colonization on Indigenous Erasure, Visibility, and Resilience.
Valaria Tatera, Fruits of Justice, 2020 [a group of glass jars with silver tops that contain squash blossoms made from clay and wrapped with red string.]
On-campus folks: include information for any off-campus visitors and gallery staff will submit a guest registration form for you; you will be expected to escort the visitors around during their visit to Wriston. All visitors must adhere to Lawrence University’s safety guidelines while viewing the exhibition.
Featuring objects from LU’s art collection, these exhibitions feature research, curatorial work, and artwork by students, as well as the Freshman Studies photograph, Berenice Abbott’s Tri-Boro Barber School (1935).
This an invitation to nominate students to present their scholarly work in this year’s Richard A. Harrison Symposium in the Humanities and Social Sciences, which will be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2020.
The Harrison Symposium, named for former Dean of the Faculty Richard A. Harrison, gives students the opportunity to present work they produced in an advanced seminar, tutorial, independent study, or Senior Experience. Students present in a setting similar to a professional meeting, with 20 minutes for a paper presentation followed by 10 minutes for questions. Sessions are moderated by Lawrence faculty members. Participating in the Harrison Symposium is an honor, and families are encouraged to attend and to join the presenters for a catered lunch in the campus center after the symposium.
Please consider nominating one or two students whose work deserves this recognition. Once the nominations are received, I will issue a call to the nominated students, inviting them to submit proposals for paper presentations to an audience of fellow students, faculty, and members of the Lawrence and Appleton communities.
So that we may fill the symposium and organize the sessions thematically, please send your nominations to Chloe Armstrong (email@example.com) no later than Friday, March 13th, 2020, the last day of winter term classes. Thank you for supporting and helping us recognize the outstanding work of our students.
The 2019-20 Public Events Committee solicits proposals from Lawrence University faculty at any rank or appointment for a Spring 2021 Honors Convocation on the theme:
RESEARCH + ACTIVISM
We welcome a broad definition of activism. Proposals can come from any discipline and can delve deeply into key questions from a field but should also seek to illuminate in some way how the scholarly research or creative work might be translated into or understood through related activist practices and activities. Collaborative and/or cross-disciplinary proposals are welcome.
Potential questions you may consider when creating a proposal:
How might your research/creative work be considered a tool for activism?
How does your research/creative work connect communities in pursuit of social change, or connect to those resistant or reluctant to change?
Is there a connection between your research/creative work and your personal history, skills, experiences, and/or identity?
How does activism propel or motivate new directions in your research/creative work?
Do you perceive any conflicts between your research/creative work and activism?
Are there unexpected forms of activism within your area of research/creative work?