MIX – Multicultural Intersectional Inclusivity eXchange

MIX – Multicultural Intersectional Inclusivity Exchange

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018
5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m. | Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

Refreshment will be served
Please RSVP using the form on the sidebar

In the realm of minority representation and social justice efforts, there is still so much that needs to be done in different areas of society. Conversations about feminism, sexual minorities rights, gender, racism, accessibility, xenophobia and other important issues have been ongoing for decades but being aware of the problems is not enough.

Whether it’s inside museums, which have historically played a role as gatekeepers of culture, often replicating the barriers to minorities in society; or universities, which are still far from being accessible for all social classes; or the corporate and political worlds, with its glass ceilings still largely intact. The question is: how do we affect change?

With that in mind, the Gregory Allicar Museum at Colorado State University presents MIX, Multicultural, Intersectional, Inclusivity, eXchange on March 29 from 5:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. to discuss representation and practical change related to social justice.

The event is meant to be a convergence point for all people, and minority groups in particular, to foster support, and to learn about each other’s struggles, beauty, and uniqueness, as well as for allies to learn how to support and empower them. Prior to the panel, attendees will be invited to spend 30 minutes analyzing the museum’s temporary and permanent collections through their own experiences and identities, questioning representation, accessibility, power and visibility on a broader scale beyond art itself. After that, a knowledgeable panel with individuals with different backgrounds, identities, and fields of work will engage in a conversation about those topics, bringing their experiences to bear, and offering alternate and new ways of resisting and existing.

PANELISTS

eaoki

ERIC AOKI
Professor -Interpersonal, Co-Cultural, and Intercultural Communication - Department of Communication Studies, Artist
Panelist

rachael

RACHAEL JOHNSON
Former North Star mentor at the Native American Cultural Center& Student Coordinator at Women’s Studies & Gender Researches - Ethnic Studies Department, Artist
Panelist

octa

OCTAVIUS JONES
Adjunct Professor- Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies Department, Conservationist, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer-Botswana '11-'14, Storyteller
Panelist

joe

JOE TINER
Graduate Assistant at Resources for Disabled Students, Photographer
Panelist

canetto

SILVIA CANETTO
Professor - Department of Psychology
Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, Department of Ethnic Studies, and in the Human Development and Family Studies Department
Panelist

tom_dunn_talking-to-students

TOM DUNN 
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies/Director of the Basic Course
Moderator

kris

KRISAGON BARZ MENDONÇA
LGBTQ rights activist/artist
MIX Organizer