In the midst of nationwide protests responding to the extrajudicial killings of several unarmed black people– Eric Garner, Rosan Miller, Denise Stewart, John Crawford III, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and so on… – Antioch College students have brought together local scholars, students and organizers to give lectures and workshops on the subject of race in America. Specific subjects will include how blackness and criminality came to be linked, how white people can learn to talk about race and acknowledge their privilege and how the police came to be militarized. The intention of the event is to create discussion around current events that is based in real knowledge and learning and to move towards further action.
LOCATION: McGregor 113
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
To commemorate the opening, the College will host a grand opening community celebration on September 6, 2014, from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m., with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting scheduled at 12:00 p.m. The community is invited to come together for a day of celebration, including activities such as basketball, volleyball, pickleball and tennis, plus healthy cuisine from several area food trucks (Kinetic, The Shakery Juice Bar, La Pampa Grill).
Wellness Center memberships will be available for purchase during the event. Enter the raffle the day of the event to win a free year's membership to the Wellness Center.
LOCATION: Wellness Center
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
Arnold Adoff was born and raised in New York City. He studied history and contemporary political science at City College and Columbia University and then ran from the groves of academe to the jazz clubs of the village where he eventually became the “manager” of the extraordinary bassist and composer, Charles Mingus. Adoff married the African American novelist and folklorist, Virginia Hamilton, who brought him to Yellow Springs in 1969. Since 1968, Adoff has published over forty books for young readers and their older allies, including anthologies of African American literature and illustrated picture books. Adoff describes his poetry as “unique and complex” and will be reading from his latest award-winning collection Roots and Blues: A Celebration. Please join us for this rare opportunity to engage with Adoff about his craft and the process of “living and writing outside the lines.”
LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center