Madden Library "Sorting Out Race" Exhibition Sept 9

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Madden Library "Sorting Out Race" Exhibition Sept 9

Postby ciwathen » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:32 pm

Please join the Fresno State Henry Madden Library Diversity Committee and the
President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity as we explore a new gallery exhibition.

Sorting Out Race
Examining Racial Identity & Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations
September 9 through October 28, 2016
Henry Madden Library
Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony gallery
3rd floor, North Wing

Public Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Friday, September 9, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Henry Madden Library, outside the
Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony gallery,
3rd floor, North Wing

Panel members include:
Dr. Shane Moreman, professor of mass communication and intercultural communication
Mr. Desmond Davila, director of Hinds Hospice Thrift Stores
Dr. Melanie Hernandez, professor of English with emphasis on comparative African-American and Chicana/o studies
Ms. Kathy Osterberg-Sobelman, owner of Osterberg's Mercantile Antiques and Collectibles and Osterberg’s Estate Liquidations and Appraisals.

The panel moderator will be Dr. Ida Jones, professor of finance and business law.

RSVP to the opening reception at:
(enter code LIBRACE)

President’s Forum on Inclusion, Respect and Equity
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dr. David Pilgrim, vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ferris State University and the director of the Jim Crow Museum
“Self-Reflecting on Our Identities and Stereotypes”

For locations or more information, go to:

National Coalition Building Institute Controversial Question Workshop
October 4, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fresno State Vintage Room

In order to bring us into healthy conversation about race, “Sorting Out Race” spotlights the relationship of cultural artifacts and racial identity as viewed through the framework of the thrift store donation.

The interactive exhibition leads viewers to key questions:

• Should objects of stereotypical representation remain to circulate in today’s society
or should they be “sorted out” of the resale market and discarded?

• What part do these artifacts play in shaping racial identity?

• How do racial stereotypes perpetuate systems of dominance and privilege?

We invite you to view the exhibition and to add to the complex conversation.

Exhibition designed and produced by Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. ... ngOutRace/

These are free public events during normal Library hours. Parking may be restricted. For more information, including assistance with disability accommodations or physical access, call 559.278.8116, email Jennifer Crow at or visit: ... exhibition

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