Events / Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian / Appalachian State University

Events

  • Black and Gold Convocation
    Aug 20

    With guest speaker Judy Shepard

    Monday, August 20, 2018
    10:00am
    Holmes Convocation Center

    Judy Shepard, mother of the late Matthew Shepard and president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will speak at Appalachian’s Black and Gold Convocation. Appalachian’s Common Reading Program selection “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman is a play about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was a gay student at the University of Wyoming.

  • ArtTALKS: Rachel Stevens: Living Sculpture
    Aug 22

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    6:00pm

    Rachel Stevens is a Professor of Art at New Mexico State University where she has taught sculpture since 1994. She spent the better part of last year (2017-18) on a Fulbright Scholarship in Ukraine where she completed a new exhibition, A Key to the City: Three Ways of Visualizing Jewish Heritage in Lviv.

  • Fundraiser to benefit Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
    Aug 25
    Saturday, August 25, 2018
    7:00pm

    Like all Centers in the UNC System, the CJHPS is not eligible for state and UNC System funds and is entirely dependent on donations (and national and international grants). Please join us for a fun evening of dinner, music and dancing.

  • Dr. Damon A. Williams on Inclusive Excellence
    Aug 27
    Monday, August 27, 2018
    7:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    Strengthening Appalachian’s diversity commitment by engaging our community in a conversation about diversity, equity, inclusion and change, this one-hour, TED Talk-style presentation features one of the nation’s recognized experts in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility and organizational change.

  • Adolf Hitler and the United States: Views, Plans, and Policies and the ‘Jewish Question’
    Sep 13

    Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies

    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    7:00pm

    Internationally-noted Holocaust scholar and diplomatic historian Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg, the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, will give an evening lecture. Prof. Weinberg escaped Nazi Germany in 1938, served in the U.S. army during the occupation of Japan, and became a prominent specialist in diplomatic and Holocaust history during a long and impressive career.

  • Reading and book signing with ‘The Laramie Project’ author Moisés Kaufman
    Sep 17
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    2:00pm
    420 Plemmons Student Union (Parkway Ballroom)

    Moisés Kaufman — playwright, director and author of the 2018-19 common reading book selection, “The Laramie Project” — will read from his work and sign copies of the play.

  • Moisés Kaufman: Theater in 2018 - The Vicinity of Hope
    Sep 17

    A public address by the author of “The Laramie Project”

    Monday, September 17, 2018
    7:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    Moisés Kaufman is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of Arts. His play “The Laramie Project” is about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The murder, which was denounced as a hate crime, sparked a national debate.

  • Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr.: With Justice for All: Human Rights and Civil Rights at Home and Abroad
    Oct 18

    University Forum Lecture Series

    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    7:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice.

  • ArtTALKS Panel Presentation: Bringing the World to Boone!
    Oct 24

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    6:00pm

    In conjunction with the international exhibition, Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand, Dr. Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Creative Arts and English at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and Julie Humby, Artist, Art Curator and Assistant Librarian at Ara Institute, Christchurch, New Zealand will discuss contemporary practices in their respective countries.

  • Prof. Ofer Ashkenazi: Jewish Photography in Nazi Germany
    Nov 5

    Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies

    Monday, November 5, 2018
    7:00pm

    Prof. Ofer Ashkenazi, a UC Berkeley-trained film studies scholar, is the chairman of the Richard Koebner Center for German History at the Hebrew University, Israel.

  • Ballet Folklórico de México
    Nov 14

    The Schaefer Center Presents

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    7:00pm

    This world-renowned, folkloric ballet ensemble from Mexico City is beloved for its artistry and ability to captivate audiences. For six decades, the company has presented dances reflecting the cultural traditions of Mexico, featuring authentic music and costumes, combined with inspired dancing that brings audiences to their feet.

  • Herbie Hancock
    Feb 13

    The Schaefer Center Presents

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    7:00pm

    Herbie Hancock has defied tradition over the years creating music that expands the possibilities of musical thought. Embracing elements of rock, soul, funk and electronica, Hancock is often described by many as a visionary, an architect in the post-bop sound. With a career spanning more than 50 years, his passion for innovation and creativity remains unparalleled.

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
    Feb 19

    The Schaefer Center Presents

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    7:00pm

    Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem is a globally-acclaimed dance institution that has occupied a distinguished place in the New York City’s cultural landscape and brings innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences across the country and around the world. The 16-member professional dance ensemble has performed in 41 countries on six continents, in 44 states and more than 250 cities across North America.