October 20: “At the River I Stand” with William “Bill” Lucy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film is available to ISU community within the Films on Demand database. Blogger’s note: this is a powerful film about a difficult time in American history. It is both historical and timely.  I urge you to take the time to watch it!

Description: This documentary unravels the complex historical forces that turned a strike by Memphis sanitation workers into a national conflagration, ultimately leading to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reconstructing two eventful months in the spring of 1968, the film brings into sharp relief issues that have become only more urgent with time: the connection between economic and civil rights, debates over strategies for change, and the fight for dignity for all working people. Stirring historical footage shows the community mobilizing behind the strikers, and retired sanitation workers recall their fear about going up against “the white power structure” when they struck for higher wages and union recognition.

Read about Bill Lucy

Following the photos you’ll find a bibliography of ISU Library resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audience applauds after Mr. Lucy finishes speaking and answering questions.

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September Events in the Library – Heads up! Mark your calendars! Add to your syllabi!

09/12/2018 –  Center for Student Research & Creativity’s Exposium (8:00am-5:00pm) Library Events Area 

09/12/2018 – Taboo Topics (5:00pm-7:00pm) Room 028

Taboo Talks programming aims to create well-rounded and informed discussions on relevant socially charged topics. The program targets all students who wish to increase their social consciousness, and wish to say abreast hot topics. Programing provided by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs [complete schedule of all 2018-2019 events]

 09/15/2018 – 10/15/2018 Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 – Exhibit – outside Library Events Area

This exhibition of six posters is based on the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) traveling exhibition, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Project 1942-1964.  It represents a time in U.S. history when Mexican labor was commissioned to bolster the work force during and after World War II.  Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program was organized by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. All photographs by Leonard Nadal.

09/17/2018 – The Supreme Court: Looking Back and What’s To Come (11:00am-12:15pm) Library Events Area

In celebration of Constitution and Citizenship Day, political scientist Dr. Robert Van Sickel will present on contemporary cases before, and the political context of the Supreme Court. This event is free and open to all in the community. Pizza, cookies, and pocket U.S. Constitutions provided. 

09/17/2018 – “14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark, & Vanessa Lopez” (6:00-8:00pm) Library Events Area

In celebration of Constitution and Citizenship Day, this documentary film “explores the recurring question about who has the right to be an American citizen.” A discussion will follow the documentary viewing. This event is free and open to all in the community. Refreshments and pocket U.S. Constitutions provided.

09/25/2018 – State Legislative Candidate Forum (7:00-8:30pm) Library Events Area

Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and express their views to the candidates running in Indiana’s 43rd House district and Indiana’s 38th Senate district. This event is free and open to all I.S.U. students. Refreshments provided.

9/26/2018    “Frases De Latinoamerica: Explaining a few Things”/“Latin American Phrases: EXPLICO Frases De Latinamerica ALGUNAS COSAS” 6-7:30 pm; Library Events Area

The first annual “Frases De Latinamerica” will be an interactive celebration of poems and poetry written by Latin Americans. The event is themed “Let Me Explain a Few Things” inspired by the poem “I’m Explaining a Few Things” by Pablo Neruda.  The Library Events Area will be transformed into a makerspace for this event that will be held on Wednesday 26 Sept from 6-7:30 pm; Library’s Events Area.

Events will include:

  • Magnetic poetry in English and Spanish
  • Typewriter poetry
  • Interactive Listening Station
  • Blackout poetry using pages from the English and Spanish editions of Open Veins of Latin America

Attendees will be encouraged to share the poems they create at the various stations by taking photos and posting them on Facebook or Twitter (and tagging the library) or in the library with #ISUletmeexplain. Those who share items will receive an entry into a drawing for items that have been donated by the Margarita Engle, the US Young People’s Poet Laureate.

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