Community Semester events set for Wednesday and Thursday
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Community Semester series has two events planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Programs include discussions related to the impact of Title IX on women’s sports and the lives of Nigerian traders in China.
On March 26, the Women’s Studies Program will present “Title IX: Crossroads in Women’s Sports at ISU” from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Library Events Area.
Professors Jolynn Kuhlman and Mildred Lemen witnessed the revolution in women’s high school and collegiate athletics over the course of their careers as athletes, coaches, teachers, and administrators before and after Title IX. Part local history and personal reminiscence, part cultural analysis and part clarion call, this lively presentation-rich in stories and photographs from university archives-will not only recount the story of how Title IX played out at Indiana State and beyond, but also as a reminder to what is at stake in safeguarding its ongoing protections.
A program examining the work and lives of Nigerian traders in Guanghou, China is the topic of a Community Semester program March 27 in Root Hall room A-264 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Wendy Thompson Taiwo of the department of African and African-American studies will focus on a small bustling commercial hub in southern China powered by Nigerian traders. With jobs scarce at home, a sizeable Nigerian population has resettled in the bustling port city of Guangzhou, China. Many survive as middlemen, offering services as cargo shippers, personal shoppers, or shopkeepers. This presentation will explore the lived reality of men and women engaged in low-end globalization, paying special attention to the ways Nigerian traders use social networks, play, and interracial relationships to negotiate business, leisure, and daily survival. This event is co-sponsored by the Richard Landini Lectures.
These events are free and open to the public. A complete list and description of the Community Semester’s activities may be found at: http://www.indstate.edu/communitysemester/ .