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April 18: MIIX – Multicultural, Intersectional, Inclusivity Exchange

In the realm of minority representation and social justice efforts, there is still so much that needs to be done in different areas of society.

Conversations about feminism, sexual minorities rights, gender, racism, accessibility, xenophobia and other important issues have been ongoing for decades but being aware of the problems is not enough. Whether it’s inside museums, which have historically played a role as gatekeepers of culture, often replicating the barriers to minorities in society; or universities, which are still far from being accessible for all social classes; or the corporate and political worlds, with its glass ceilings still largely intact. The question is: how do we affect change?

With that in mind, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art presents MIX, Multicultural, Intersectional, Inclusivity eXchange on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5:00 pm to discuss representation and practical change related to social justice. This year’s starting point for discussion is the current exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults, and will explore the nuanced and varied experiences of gender nonconformity and its intersection with other facets of identity.

Panelists:

Kelly Shortandqueer, co-founders of the Denver Zine Library
Dr. Jacob McWilliams, Women & Gender Center Director at University of Colorado Denver
Patrice Palmer, coordinator of Business Diversity Leadership Alliance at CSU
Meg Skeehan, Program Assistant in the Department of Accounting in the CSU College of Business and chair of the Classified Personnel Council
Briana Jara, fourth year student at CSU studying English with a concentration in Education

Moderator:

Dr. Eric Aoki, Professor -Interpersonal, Co-Cultural, and Intercultural Communication – CSU Department of Communication Studies, Artist

Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
1400 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Refreshments will be served

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