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Rachel Smith - Artist Talk

Join us for an artist talk with Rachel Smith, visiting professor in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, on Friday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m. Rachel recently went on a trip to Senegal with the Toolbox Initiative. During the lecture she will be talking about everything she learned during her time in Africa and the efforts of the non-profit organization to support jewelers around the world. 

Documentary: 13th

A dramatic, thought-provoking documentary, “13th,” by “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, focuses on the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” This documentary showing will take place on Tuesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium at Kent State Stark. Popcorn and beverages provided. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Initiatives. For information contact Kathy Kinzer-Downs at kkinzerd@kent.edu or call 330-244-3578.      

Multicultural Festival

Free event - all are welcome! Explore and celebrate the cultures of Egypt, Iran, Nepal and Bangladesh with food, music, dancing and art. The Multicultural Festival is held on Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Campus Center at Kent State Stark. Sponsored by the Diversity Committee, Multicultural Initiatives and Global Education Initiatives.

Film: Moonlight

Moonlight is a powerful film chronicling the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. This film will be shown on Thursday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. in 101 Science & Nursing at Kent State Stark and is sponsored by the LGBT Faculty Committee.

Film: Hidden Figures

The critically-acclaimed, historical film Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut and Ohio native John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award-nominee Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner. The film will be screened on Thursday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium at Kent State Stark and is sponsored by the Women's History Month Committee.

Film: Hidden Figures

The critically-acclaimed, historical film Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut and Ohio native John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award-nominee Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner. The film will be screened on Wednesday, March 22 at 2 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium at Kent State Stark and is sponsored by the Women's History Month Committee.

Eva Hesse Documentary Viewing

This documentary feature film focuses on the life and times of Eva Hesse, a ground-breaking artist who was active in New York and Germany in the 1960's. This showing will take place on Wednesday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. in 036 Fine Arts at Kent State Stark. Sponsored by the Kent State Stark Women's History Month Committee.

Speak Your Truth: Mother Madonna Whore - The Miseducation of a Woman's Role in Society

March's panel discussion topic is Mother Madonna Whore - The Miseducation of a Woman's Role in Society. Join the discussion to learn, be challenged and challenge others on issues that affect and matter to you. Speak Your Truth takes place on Thursday, March 16 at 3 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium at Kent State Stark. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Initiatives.

Film: The Black List

The Black List is a short film highlighting African-American contributions in science, arts and humanities, economics, history and politics. The film will promote an appreciation of diversity; serve as inspiration for individuals looking for guidance in their career and educational goals; and provide follow-up opportunities for group discussion. The film is being shown on Friday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. in 101 Science & Nursing at Kent State Stark and is sponsored by the Black History Month Committee.

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