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March 29, 2016

College of Education hosts comedy troupe, storyteller and summit as part of social justice program

Submitted by Patrice Scott

The College of Education and its partners are proud to sponsor many activities that advance social justice across campus as well as all the places K-State graduates will work and call home.

As part of its "Not Just a Year of Social Justice Education" program, the college is promoting several great opportunities for students, staff and faculty to broaden their horizons. Upcoming events include:

  • The 1491s will present a performance from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Want to see what modern Indian humor looks like? Come see the 1491s put American Indian stereotypes and social justice conversations out in the open by using comedy and satire, while also having serious conversations with students and faculty about the modern spaces they occupy on social media. Join the troupe for a meet and greet over a brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. A "Social Justice through Social Media" presentation will be from 2–3 p.m. in Nichols Hall's Chapman Theatre.
  • Clare Murphy, April 6-10: Irish storyteller Clare Murphy will offer a brown bag lunch session, "Storytelling to Promote Social Justice and Social Change" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in 121 in Bluemont Hall. She also is offering a storytelling workshop.
  • Diverse Women's Summit: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 in the Leadership Studies Building's Town Hall. This summit was created to support high school and undergraduate women who are underrepresented as leaders and to develop leadership of diverse women. Proposals are being accepted.

For more information, contact Teara Lander at flagg@k-state.edu

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