25 Tuesday / September 25, 2018

Colour Balance: Race, Technologies, and “Intelligent Design”

01:00 pm to 02:15 pm
Hodge Hall, Kelley School of Business, room 2083
https://artmuseum.indiana.edu/calendar/2018/180925-ooerlecture1.html

This lecture is part of the IU Black Film Center/Archive’s Lecture series “Before Representation: Examining Visual Technologies of Race, Media, and Meaning.” It is presented here in conjunction with the fall exhibition Out of Easy Reach at IU’s Grunwald Gallery.
Dr. Lorna Roth, Professor Emeritus, Communication Studies, Concordia University lectures and offers a workshop in which she examines the ways in which “skin colour has been imagined, embedded and colour-shifted over time in products and technologies.” Dr. Roth asks, “How do manufacturers and marketers of “flesh” colored products deal with the fact that we are not all Caucasian?” In 2009, Dr. Roth wrote that “until recently due to a light-skin bias embedded in colour film stock emulsions and digital camera design, the rendering of non-Caucasian skin tones was highly deficient….” Dr. Roth’s path-breaking concept of “cognitive equity” spurs us to think about equity at the level of inscribing wider dynamic range of skin tones into image technologies, products, and emergent practices in the visual industries.

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25 Tuesday / September 25, 2018

The Power of Gratitude, Using Collage to Create Impactful Thank You Notes

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Tuesday, September25th, beginning at 5:30p.m., The Venue will host a participatory demonstration and workshop lead by Michelle Martin-Colman, using collage with materials taken from various publications and magazines to create effective Thank You notes.
Recent and important studies have clearly demonstrated the important role Thank You notes can play in interpersonal communications. It has been revealed that a sincere thank you note rarely produces discomfort, and almost universally generates strong feelings of appreciation and gratitude in the recipient. A picture creates a thousand words, of appreciation.
Join Michelle Martin-Colman in learning to create collage thank you notes that will convey your genuine and sincere feelings, to be treasured by the lucky recipient, forever.
Join US.

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28 Friday / September 28, 2018

The Path to Happiness: Guided Lamrim Retreat

09:00 am to 04:30 pm on Sep 30
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, 47401
http://www.meditationinbloomington.org

Come experience the powerful benefits of meditation by attending this guided week-end long meditation retreat. Each session includes a brief chanted prayer, a short talk on the meditation topic, and guided meditation practice using the New Meditation Handbook, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

These meditations are the building blocks of a method taught by Buddha for eliminating unhappiness in our mind and increasing our capacity for love and compassion. As we become familiar with these meditations, our mind becomes stronger and experiences longer and longer periods of peace and happiness. The special format of these meditations provides a wonderful opportunity to learn to develop a daily meditation practice that will have a positive impact in your daily life. It is suitable for every level of practitioner, including those new to meditation.

You may attend any or all of the sessions. See calendar for session times.
In between sessions, feel free to enjoy the peace of our meditation room, read, or share a snack or beverage with a friend in our community room.

Everyone is welcome.

Session Times:
Friday: 9-10am, 11am – 12pm, 4:30-5:30pm, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday: 9-10am, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm, 4-5pm WFJw/tsog 6-7 pm
Sunday: 8:30-9:30am, 10:30-11:30am, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm

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28 Friday / September 28, 2018

Searching for Buried Gardens:  Indiana University Campus Archaeology at Wylie House Museum

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Wylie House Museum Education Center
https://libraries.indiana.edu/wylie-house-museum

A panel discussion with Carey Beam, Elizabeth Watts Malouchos, April Sievert, and Melody Pope

Wylie House Museum is the 1835 house of Indiana University’s (IU) first president Andrew Wylie and was home to members of the Wylie family for nearly 80 years. Theophilus Wylie, Andrew’s cousin and IU professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, resided there with his wife Rebecca and eight children after 1859. During this time, two subterranean cold-frame greenhouses were built into the front lawn of Wylie House to overwinter flowers and plants. In celebration of Indiana University’s (IU) bicentennial, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology partnered with the Wylie House Museum to search for Wylie’s buried gardens at IU’s oldest property. Please join us for a discussion of the history of Wylie House, recent excavations investigating the 19th century subterranean greenhouses, and the unique opportunities to engage with university and local communities through campus archaeology.

Friday, September 28th, 4pm
Wylie House Museum’s Education Center
317 E. Second St.
Free and Open to the Public

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5 Friday / October 5, 2018

Wrapped in Love Yarn-Cutting Ceremony

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Jul 5
Monroe County Courthouse lawn (southeast corner)
https://middlewayhouse.org/2018-2019-wrapped-in-love-yarn-cutting-ceremony/

Join Middle Way House staff and supporters, including local fabric artists, tree sponsors, and special guests as we gather around the Middle Way House tree on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month and kick-off the opening of Wrapped in Love. This public art display raises awareness and funds for services to support and empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

Light refreshments will be served. Maps of the location of each of the sponsored trees will be available.

Stay tuned for updates on fun activities and special guests via our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/237116200449417/?active_tab=about!

Just as Middle Way House wraps survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in warmth and support, teams and individual fabric artists lovingly create wraps for each of the sponsored trees. Each tree sweater is sponsored by a business, person, or organization committed to helping Middle Way House provide meaningful alternatives to living with violence. Sweaters will remain on display for nearly six months, through March 1, 2019

If you, your business, or organization is interested in sponsoring a tree, please contact Sam Ujdak by phone: 812.333.7404 or email: development AT middlewayhouse DOT org.

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6 Saturday / October 6, 2018

Black Authors Speak! A Public Book Fair

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

The Monroe County History Center will be hosting a public book fair called Black Authors Speak! on October 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Authors from Monroe County and Indiana University will be available for book signings before a 2:00 pm panel discussion on the topic “Black Books & Black Authors in the Era of Social Media.”

Featured Authors include:
• Janet Cheatham Bell
• Kevin Brown
• Carolyn Calloway Thomas
• Audrey T. McCluskey
• John A. McCluskey
• Nana Amoah-Ramey
• Oyibo Afoaku
• Osita Afoaku

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12 Friday / October 12, 2018

TEDxIndianaUniversity

07:00 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/tedxindianauniversity-1

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, with “x” indicating it is an independently organized TED event. At this TEDx conference, TED Talks and live speakers will combine to spark discussion and connection among attendees. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including this one, are self-organized. Specifically, for TEDxIndianaUniversity, this conference has been organized by Indiana University students.

The theme for TEDxIndianaUniversity this year is entitled “From Ashes We Rise”. “From Ashes We Rise” is a theme centered on the discovery and uncertainty of life that stems from difficulties and struggle. Learning and understanding fundamentally derives from facing obstacles and roadblocks in one’s path. Whether those obstacles arise in one’s personal life or professional career, success can emerge out of those limitations in the form of experiences, stories, and inventions that push boundaries. “From Ashes We Rise” is the story everyone has experienced, because to a certain degree, it is a story every person has or will live through. The audience will leave these talks with wider perspectives on how to tackle obstacles that come their way — and rise from the ashes.

Speakers for TEDxIndianaUniversity:

Dr. Giada Arney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Justin Phillips, Overdose Lifeline
Jonathan Jones, Motivate Our Minds
Dr. Anima Anandkumar, Amazon AI, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Trevor Paetkau, Ashes Still Water Boats

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19 Friday / October 19, 2018

Middle Way House Fall Luncheon with Featured Speaker: Dawn Johnsen

11:00 am to 01:00 pm
Alpha Chi Omega House, 1000 N Jordan
https://middlewayhouse.org/event/fall-womens-luncheon-year-of-the-woman/

Enjoy lunch and a silent auction!
(Bid on a week in a Cocoa Beach condo!)

Professor Dawn Johnsen will discuss the complex impacts of this year’s legal and political developments on the status of women and women’s rights in America.

Dawn Johnsen has taught constitutional law at the IU Mauer School of Law since 1998. She has also served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General heading the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, on the transition teams for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as the Legal Director of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and as an attorney at the ACLU. She’s a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

The Fall Luncheon is Sponsored by: Applegate Consulting Group

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