Troubling Waters

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Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture.

Date & Time:

Thursday, November 2, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Free and Open to the Public


John Roach Center for the Liberal Arts auditorium (JRC 126)

We live in a world saturated by images that come to us through films, commercials, paintings, graffiti, comics, and television shows. More recently, social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr have added to the variety of these ever present images. Troubling Waters is an event where faculty and students in the American Culture and Difference program unpack some of these images, examining the ways in which power, ideology, and questions of race, class, gender, nation, and sexuality intersect in dynamic and often contradictory ways.

Featured student speakers include:

Olivia Checkalski
"Toxic Tampon Culture"

Michelle Miller
"Dear White People; Dear Everybody: Marginality and the Danger of Black/White Language"

Rachel Smith
"#MeToo (?), Celebrity, and Social Media"

Parking (available for $1.50/hour before 4pm; $1/hour after 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

Morrison Parking Ramp--located beneath Morrison Residence Hall, visitors parking in the Morrison ramp should enter campus at the intersection of Selby Ave. and Finn St. Follow the drive aisle south , under the skyway, toward the stadium. Take a hard right at the end of the drive aisle. The visitor ramp entrance is the eastern entrance beneath the residence hall.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.