Good Trouble


What Can Indigenous Knowledge Teach Us about Climate Justice and Sustainability?
February 9, 2022, 4:30 p.m., Hybrid - McCarthy Center Forum and available virtually.
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How can teachers and students integrate indigenous knowledge into our classrooms and communities as we journey towards climate justice? Join us to discuss this topic with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Artist Hernease Davis: Self-Care Through the Artistic Process
February 22, 2022, 5:30 p.m., In-Person - McCarthy Center Forum

Hernease Davis is a photo-based artist using photograms, cyanotypes, and craft to emphasize self-care through the artistic process. She has been shaping her practice into a psychological space where she may safely confront emotional scars, respond to visceral impulses, and grow in acceptance of the imperfections inherent in the material process. The exhibition opening starts in the Mazmanian Gallery at 4:30 p.m. and then the lecture will be conducted in the Forum at 5:30 p.m.  

The Linda Vaden-Goad Authors and Artists Series: Audrey Kali & Rachel Trousdale
March 29, 2022, 4:30 p.m., In-Person - Heineman Ecumenical Center

Audrey Kali’s new film Farm and Red Moon documents her quest to explore the ambiguous moral underbelly of farm animal slaughter practices. Rachel Trousdale’s new book, Humor, Empathy, and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry, argues that poets like T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and Cathy Park Hong use humor to examine how well people can understand each other across difference. Both the film director and the author deliver critical approaches to our society and literature.

Olivia A. Davidson Voices of Color Lecture Series: Dr. Sy Stokes
March 30, 2022, 4:30 p.m., Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center

Dr. Sy Stokes is a postdoctoral fellow for the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan who gained national acclaim for his spoken word performances of "The Black Bruins" and "Dear White Counselor." Join him to explore and interrogate the historical development of racial capitalism, nationalism, white supremacy, and racism; and examine the ways that college students respond to campus racism and issues in the broader sociopolitical environment through activism and political engagement.

Aram Han Sifuentes: Talk Back to Power

April 5, 2022, 4:30 p.m., Virtual Event - Register Here

Aram Han Sifuentes will give a talk and workshop about how art can disrupt, unsettle, and rupture dominant narratives to assert, demand, and claim spaces for those who are commonly “othered,” particularly for immigrants of color. Aram Han Sifuentes’ article was just published in Art Journal by the College Art Association. The link follows:

The Arthur Nolletti Jr. Film Series: The Breadwinner
April 11, 2022, 7 p.m., In-Person - McCarthy Center Forum

After young Parvana's father is imprisoned, she bravely finds a way to support her family despite Taliban restrictions on women. This 2017 animated film will hold you spellbound! The movie will play in the Forum. FSU and MetroWest communities are welcome to join the movie viewing and discussion.