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OSDP Keynote: An Evening With Janet Mock

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
She's coming to a Gannett Auditorium near you.

She’s coming to a Gannett Auditorium near you.

On Thursday, Janet Mock is going to be delivering the OSDP Keynote Lecture at Gannett Auditorium. Mock is a former editor at Peoples Magazine, the author of the New York Times bestseller Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, and instigator of #GirlsLikeUs, a viral Twitter movement to promote trans women visibility and pride.

Mock came out publicly as a trans woman in 2011 and since has been writing and speaking about her experience and identity and the importance of trans activism. She’s been given accolades left and right for her work–just take a look at the honors featured on her site:

The Anti-Violence ProjectADCOLOR Awards and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project have honored Janet for her work. She was also named Woman of the Year in 2013 by the feminist site Vitamin W and named to OUT magazine’s Out 100 list, GOOD magazine’s GOOD 100, the Center for American Progress’s 13 Women of Color to Watch, the Huffington Post’s 23 Inspiring Women Blazing Trails for the LGBT Community and The Grio’s 100 most influential African-Americans. Her work has been nominated for a Women’s Media Center Award and a GLAAD Media Award.

She’s spoken all over the world about her life and passion for social justice and tomorrow she’ll be at Gannett at 7pm speaking to you.

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Workshop/Lecture: Stereotypes and Multiracial Identity

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

9337_404338616329136_1962264045_nTomorrow, artist and speaker Kip Fulbeck will be on campus for two events. The first is a workshop titled “Social Identity in the Workplace” in Prof. Harper’s business class:

In this interactive workshop, participants explore various common non-verbal methods we use to quickly judge and evaluate others –often incorrectly. Using several playful exercises created and popularized by Kip Fulbeck over the past two decades, participants in small groups take turns visually assessing and being visually assessed, revealing not only our own innate biases but also opening up new channels of observation and communication.

Later, Fulbeck will speak at Gannett, in a lecture titled “Who Are You?”

Fulbeck is an author and professor of art at University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written extensively on issues of race and identity.

Workshop: Wednesday April 3, 2:30pm @ Bolton 281
Lecture: Wednesday April 3, 7pm @ Gannett

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Student/Faculty Panel on Class

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Now that you’re all back from Thanksgiving break, it’s time to jump back into the cycle of crippling depression swing of things.

Tomorrow, there will be a student/faculty panel on social class at Skidmore titled “Making Class Visible.” According to SkidProp, the panel will deal with “how class background and socioeconomic status affects students and faculty at Skidmore College.” A question and answer period will follow the moderated section.

This event is being organized by the OSDP and CLASS (Class Action for Skidmore Students*), a club that seeks to “create a safe space for working-class, low-income, and first-generation students.”

*Admittedly not the most artful backronym.

Monday November 26, 7pm @ Gannett