"I Speak What I Like" Workshop Series
OSDP is excited to introduce our new workshop series. The goal of "I Speak What I Like" is to provide space for students to engage in open, honest, critical conversations outside of the classroom. In his groundbreaking manifesto "I Mix What I Like", Jared Ball pays homage to South African anti-apartheid journalist Steven Bantu Biko's collection of articles, "I Write What I Like." Like Biko, Ball seeks and finds tools to create "a consciousness meant to inspire a colonized population into spirited rebellion." Drawing on these works, OSDP's "I Speak What I Like" Brown Bag Series also seeks to develop "emancipatory tools for community resistance" to oppression. Can the Skidmore Community work together to deconstruct racism, classism, ableism, etc. among us toward a "spirited rebellion" against oppression?
"I Speak What I Like" provides space to consider academics, art, hot topics, forms of resistance, or can just serve as an open space for dialogue. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible and to open up the dialogue opportunities to as many students beyond the scheduled sessions, we encourage you to visit the OSDP blog.
Fall 2014 "I Speak What I Like" Brownbag Lunch Series
We Provide the Food | You Provide the Conversation
All workshops are from 12:30-1:30pm in the Intercultural Center (unless otherwise noted)
- MON, 9/8 | JUSTSustainability Brown Bag
- WED, 10/8 | LGBTQ
- TUES, 10/14 | "Exploring Race Through Art": a conversation about Jeff Sonhouse's 'Slow Motion' Exhibit @ the TANG
- MON, 11/3 | Energy, Exploitation, and Solutions at 8:00pm in the ICL
- Ever thought about the impact of energy production on communities of color? Are campaigns such as Skidmore Unplugged effective? What are possible solutions to make a difference? Come join OSDP and Skidmore Unplugged in raising awareness on the implications of energy production in marginalized communities. Dinner will be provided!
- THURS, 11/11 | Settler Colonialism: What does it mean to be a settler on stolen land from 12:30-2pm
- MON, 11/17 | A Dreamer's Nightmare: The Lack of Access to Education for Undocumented
Students at 5pm in the ICC
- Ever wondered about the role that liberal arts institutions such as Skidmore play in accommodating undocumented students? Do you think that the Dream Act is effective? Are we violating human rights for DREAMERS? Come join the conversation for this special Brown Bag brought to you by OSDP and the Latin American Studies Department! Dinner will be provided!
- WED, 12/3 | TBD