"Myth vs. Reality: Race, Gender, and (In)justice in the Media"
Presented by Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, Professor of Criminology
The media play an important role in constructing social reality, shaping our beliefs about crime and justice, and influencing criminal justice policy. This presentation focuses on the depictions of race, gender, crime, and (in)justices presented in prime-time crime fictional television programs, news media, and other popular culture outlets, and the significant consequences of these inaccurate media portrayals.
A de-stress event for students to take a break from studying begins with a social hosted by the CME. Following the social will be an optional 3-on-3 basketball tournament; first and second place teams will receive a prize. Everyone is welcome. Registration will be in the Center for Multicultural Education and at the CME tabling events. The deadline to sign up is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum features Kyrie Borsay presenting "Implicit Bias: Unconscious Associations Influenced By Experience."
Brice D. Smith, author of “Lou Sullivan: Daring to be a Man Among Men,” will present an address. Smith’s book was chosen the Fall 2018 President’s Diversity Common Read at the University of Northern Iowa, and is a biography what may have been the first transgender man to publicly identify as gay. Sullivan also was an activist for trans men from the 1960s to the 1980s and contributed to our modern understanding of sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity. “Lou Sullivan: Daring to be a Man Among Men” was a 2018 Lambda Literary Award finalist and is currently being adapted for a feature film. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at Smith’s address.
Smith coordinated the Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project.
He and his wife life in Milwaukee. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Presented by: Cara Burnidge and Yasemin Sari, Assistant Professors of Philosophy & World Religions, philosophy students and EMBARC
Philosophy and the Study of Religion are often perceived as "useless" liberal arts majors, leaving students unprepared for careers after college. In response to these stereotypes, the Department of Philosophy & World Religions addresses these concerns through two critical service-learning seminars partnered with Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center in Fall 2018. Yasemin Sari and Cara Burnidge, and their students, discuss their experiences, and demonstrate how these majors offer students opportunities to develop leadership and career-ready skills through course work, intentional service, and reflection.