For the Jack D. Farris Visiting Writers Series, the Creative Writing Program brings MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes to read from his latest collection of poems, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, scheduled for publication June 2018.
The Memphis Center at Rhodes
Memphis-based organization The CLTV comes to Rhodes to discuss their art and its larger connection to race and liberation in the #MLK50 moment. This event will accompany an exhibition of the CLTV's work in Clough-Hanson Gallery, with a closing reception and performance on March 23 at 6pm.
A Conversation with Otis Sanford
"Where do you stay?" is a common question Memphians ask each other to learn what neighborhood they live in. Many of us participate in service in these neighborhoods, but do we understand the context of these communities? Join us as we hear from community partner leaders and neighborhood stakeholders for lively discussions about our neighborhoods.
A common question Memphians ask each other to learn what neighborhood they live in. Join us as we hear from community partner leaders and neighborhood stakeholders for three lively discussions. Many of us participate in service in these neighborhoods, but do we understand the context of these communities?
In this pivotal moment, education remains a crucial and complex
site for thinking about social justice both inside and outside of
the classroom. Our schools both shape and reflect the broader
questions of equity, access and opportunity that shape our larger
society. In this event, two premier educational scholars will
consider the questions and issues facing educators, students and
communities as they negotiate the changing educational, social
and political landscape. Please join us for this exciting event
What does a little-known 1882 law have to do with American
identity, democracy, and civil rights today?
Through powerful and illuminating visuals, historical documents,
testimonies, and insights of leading scholars and experts, The
Chinese Exclusion Act documentary explores the history of Chinese
immigration to the United States and its significance to issues
of globalization, immigration, labor, and civil rights today.
Reception at 2:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.