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Mark your calendars for the Un/Doing event series

The Humanities Research Institute research theme for this year is Un/Doing, “un/doing the status quo that threatens us all — to abolish and defund, to decolonize, divest, decriminalize, dismantle, and de-center.” There are a few events coming up in October to consider attending.

Lia García, “I am the trans bride: Affection, seduction and radical tenderness to combat transphobia and pain.

October 6th, 7:30 p.m., Levis Faculty Center, room 300

From the performer: Resisting from the skin has been one of the spaces of political militancy that the artist has proposed over time to combat transphobia and racism. With this performance she asks herself what happens when trans bodies extend their skin and touch? What worlds do they inaugurate? What touches us when they touch us? The trans bride is a performance that is dilated in time and that, with the help of the pedagogy of affection and tenderness, happens in spaces that were never thought of as homes so that dissident and diasporic bodies will find their freedom.

Jacki Rand with Mimi Thi Nguyen, Indigenous People’s Day Conversation

October 10th, 4 p.m., Levis Faculty Center, room 210

Hilary N. Green, “Untangling Campus Histories: Race, Memory, and the Hallowed Grounds Project

October 13th, 7:30 p.m., room 422

Drawing on her research on slavery at the University of Alabama, Hilary N. Green explores the need for recovering and untangling institutional campus histories of race and slavery and how understanding the enslaved campus experience is essential for institutional reconciliation efforts in the present.

Find out more about Un/Doing and the full schedule of events for 2022-2023 at the Humanties Research Center website.

Top image from Humanities Research Institute Facebook page.

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