Academic Convocation 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 10:15 a.m.
Wayne Brekhus teaches courses in self and society, queer theories/identities, culture, identity and interaction, and qualitative methods in sociology. His most recent book Culture and Cognition: Patterns in the Social Construction of Reality (Polity Press, 2015) analyzes how socio-culturally influenced cognitive processes and practices of attention and inattention, meaning-making, and identity construction shape perceptions of social reality and contribute to social difference and social inequalities.
OUR TRANS FAMILY PHOTO EXHIBIT
August 25-September 22nd
Open during Fine Arts Gallery Hours – Fine Arts Gallery
Twenty-seven framed photographs of transgender people and their families
CONVOCATION: THE SOCIAL NATURE OF IDENTITY: WE, MYSELF, AND WHY?
August 30 – 10 a.m. – DSAC Gymnasium
Featured Speaker: Wayne Brekhus, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Missouri - Columbia
COFFEE TALK AT THE WYDOWN HOUSE: AUTHENTICITY
September 1 – 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Wydown House
Do you have a picture perfect life? Do you exhaust yourself to impress others? This discussion will focus on the ways in which we connect and censor our lives. Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on the topic of Authenticity. RSVP is required.
OPENING GALLERY TALK: OUR TRANS FAMILY PHOTO EXHIBIT
September 7 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Fine Arts Gallery
Featured Speakers: Jeff Pearcy and Meredith Watts, from the charitable organization “For Good” Photography, Inc.
TRANSCENDING GENDER: EXPERIENCING IDENTITIES ACROSS THE SPECTRUM
September 20 – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Library Lewis Room
Perspectives from transgender and genderqueer persons as well as parents of a transgender child.
Featured Panelists: Christa Cunningham, Rod Hall, Shannon Hall, Ro Kicker, Nick Stevens (FBU Alumnus)
FONTBONNE STUDENT IDENTITIES SPOTLIGHT: LATINO HISPANIC UNION
September 27 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Golden Meadow
Join students in the Latino Hispanic Union to learn more about their identities and experiences.
WOODROW WILSON GRANT SPEAKER: SAYU BHOJWANI
October 3 – TIME, LOCATION, & TOPIC TBD
CSJ IDENTITIES: TRIP TO THE MOTHERHOUSE
October 4 – TIME TBD – Meet in the AMC
Take a tour and have dinner at Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet Motherhouse. RSVP is required.
COFFEE TALK AT THE WYDOWN HOUSE: INTERSECTIONALITY
October 6 – 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Wydown House
Ever heard of the term intersectionality? Our discussion will focus on overlapping identities, and their role in dominance and oppression. Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on the topic of Intersectionality.
RSVP is required.
FONTBONNE STUDENT IDENTITIES SPOTLIGHT: FONTBONNE LGBTQA ALLIANCE FOR RESPECT
October 11 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Golden Meadow
Join students in FLARE to learn more about their identities and experiences.
EXPLORING ST. LOUIS’ IDENTITY: NEIGHBORHOODS TROLLEY TOUR
October 20 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Meet in the Golden Meadow
Take a ride on a trolley through the St. Louis neighborhoods to learn about their rich history. RSVP is required.
SERVICE WITH THE CSJS
October 21 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Meet in the AMC
Service is a strong component of our Fontbonne identity. Join us for a morning of service with the CSJs. RSVP is required.
THE INTERSECTION OF EDUCATIONAL DISABILITIES/EXCEPTIONALITIES AND IDENTITY
October 25 – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Library Lewis Room
Featured Panelists: Nancy Bonn-Winkler, School counselor for Gifted Education, Rockwood School District, Madeleine Grucza, Special Educator, and Emily Klein, Fontbonne Student
Host: Michael Barla, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education/Special Education, Fontbonne University
PANEL DISCUSSION AND EXPO: SOCIAL MEDIA AND IDENTITY
November 1 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – DSAC Caf’
Exploring the ways in which people construct their identity and represent themselves on social media.
Featured Panelists: Michael Barla, Assistant Professor, Fontbonne University, Christine Keller, Director of Career Development, Fontbonne University, Jody Jedlicka and Fannie Terrell, Fontbonne Students
COFFEE TALK AT THE WYDOWN HOUSE: PRIDE/SHAME
November 3 – 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Wydown House
What’s the price of belonging to a particular group? This discussion will focus on how our identity allows us to feel self-determined, or the ways it causes us to feel helpless or invisible. Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on the topic of Pride/Shame. RSVP is required.
SHOW ME DEMOCRACY FILM
November 9 – 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Library Lewis Room
In collaboration with the Peace and Justice committee, join us for a showing of the documentary “Show-Me Democracy” and a discussion to follow with Fontbonne Alum, Karina Arango, and the film’s director, Dan Parris.
OMICRON DELTA KAPPA PRESENTS THE BREAKFAST CLUB FILM AND DISCUSSION
November 10 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Library Lewis Room
Omicron Delta Kappa invites you to join them for a viewing of the movie “The Breakfast Club” and engage in a group discussion led by Kristen Norwood, Kevin Eiler, and Janelle Julian.
FONTBONNE STUDENT IDENTITIES SPOTLIGHT: INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR
November 14 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – DSAC Gymnasium
Food, dance, and décor! Join our many international students to learn more about their identities and experiences.
MANDY HARVEY PERFORMANCE AND TALK
November 17 – 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m. – DSAC Caf’
Mandy Harvey is a singer, songwriter and motivational speaker who happens to have an invisible disability. Mandy will perform her music while sharing her story of rediscovering herself after losing her hearing at the age of eighteen.
FONTBONNE STUDENT IDENTITIES SPOTLIGHT: BLACK STUDENT UNION
November 30 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Golden Meadow
Join students in the Black Student Union to learn more about their identities and experiences.
COFFEE TALK AT THE WYDOWN HOUSE: HOW TO BE AN ALLY
December 1 – 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Wydown House
How are you in solidarity with other, non-dominant groups? Our discussion will focus on how we can "show up" for others, and the reflection necessary to identify as an ally. Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on the topic of How To Be An Ally. RSVP is required.
Learn more: https://www.fontbonne.edu/dedicated
Thursday, November 9
Join us for a discussion after the screening with the film's director, Dan Parris, and Fontbonne alum, Karina Arango.
In the Lewis Room
September 27 @11am