February 28: 33rd Annual ISU Authors and Artists Program and Reception

The library’s annual Authors and Artists program is the only campus event that honors the written or artistic material or performance of State’s faculty. Staff and students. This year’s 33nd annual event will feature Indiana State University’s faculty and emeriti who published or created artistic works in 2017. A reception will begin at 2:30 p.m. with light refreshments, with the program beginning at 3 p.m. The occasion also serves as a place to recognize this year’s graduate and undergraduate recipients of the Library’s Bakerman Student Research Award.

 

Feb. 21 Soul of Black Girls film and discussion

Film home

The Souls of Black Girls is an award-winning provocative news documentary that raises the question of whether or not women of color may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. The candid piece features interviews with young women discussing their self-image as well as social commentary from Rapper/Political Activist Chuck D, Actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS Washington Week Moderator Gwen Ifill and Cultural Critic Michaela Angela Davis, among others.

 

Feb. 5: Documentary on Gay Men/Women under Nazi Regime

02/05/2017 – Paragraph 175 Film & Discussion (6:00-8:00 pm) Library Events Area

Shortly after the Nazis became the only legal party in the Third Reich, homosexual men and women became the target of police raids and interrogation.  Under a section of the existing 1871 German Penal code, known as Paragraph 175, made sexual acts between men a punishable act. In 1935, the Nazi regime revised the Paragraph 175 to make homosexuality illegal.  This film follows the personal stories of gay men and women who survived Nazi persecution.  Dorothy Chambers, from C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Museum, will lead the discussion.