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Reading Club Discussion Series

DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality

Join Allies at MIIS at the Center as we read this semester's Reading Club Book: No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality by Jordan Flaherty. Pertinent to our campus, this book explores how privilege affects the development world, usually for the worse. Read along with us this semester and join the discussion to delve deeper, as well as make solid steps towards the betterment of the development field. 

It is not required that you read the book to join the discussion. This event is open to the public.

Film Screening and Dialogue

Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Dr. Shakti Butler

Discussant

Healing Justice: Film Screening & Dialogue

Dr. Shakti Butler's newest film, Healing Justice, explores the causes and consequences of the current American Justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform and the importance of healing and restorative practices. Designed for dialogue, Healing Justice is meant to prompt questions and open conversations, exploring trauma, justice, and healing.

This event is being organized by the Center's Allies at MIIS initiative and is co-sponsored by the California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the Whites for Racial Equity. This event is open to the public.

Film Screening and Discussion

Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Ann Todd and Fred Jealous

Discussants

"Loving" Film Screening and Discussion

Allies at MIIS invites you to a screening of Loving. The film tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

The film will be followed by a conversation with Ann and Fred Jealous who will share the story of their interracial relationship and marriage, which took place a year before the Supreme Court decision.

This event is co-sponsored by Whites for Racial Equity.

Poetry Event for Racial Equity

Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Christopher Siders, River Navaille, Chris Cuadrado, and Marie Butcher

Featured Performers

Race N' Rhymes

Allies at MIIS invites you to a night of poetry and prose, as we explore what racial equity means to us.
Racial progress relies on our ability to listen, and our desire to understand one another. From sonnets to spoken word, Race N’ Rhymes will be a night of compassion and connection, as we explore a conversation that needs all of our voices. 

Interested in performing during the open mic? Email ccs@miis.edu

This event is co-sponsored by Whites for Racial Equity.

Reading Club Discussion Series

DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

International Student Perceptions

Allies at MIIS will host a reading and discussion of the article: International Students' Perceptions of Race and Socio-Economic Status in an American Higher Education Landscape.

Lecture Series

CNS Building, V499 Van Buren St., Monterey, CA

Barbara Moser-Mercer

Building Back Better: How Higher Education in Emergencies Contributes to Resilient Communities

Barbara Moser-Mercer is the Founder and Director of InZone at the University of Geneva who works to bring innovative learning models to communities in crisis.

Presentations

Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Stories from the Classroom: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Allies at MIIS, a project for racial equity at MIIS, presents its findings from interviews conducted on campus on the topics of Privilege and Racial Equity, Emotions and Racial Equity and the Journey of Being an Ally.

Reading Club Discussion Series

DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

A Small Place

CCS together with the Willam Tell Coleman Library at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, will host a discussion on Race and Colonization through a discussion of the book 'A Small Place.'

Reading Club Discussion Series

MIIS Library, 425 Van Buren Street, Monterey, CA

Fun Home

CCS together with the Willam Tell Coleman Library at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, will host a discussion on Homosexuality, Discrimination, and Marginalization through a reading and discussion of the book 'Fun Home'.

Presentations

Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Violence Explained and Peace Explored

The Center for Conflict Studies invites you to attend its upcoming presentation, “Violence Explained and Peace Explored.” In 2015, CCS organized two field courses: “Challenges to Peacebuilding in Mindanao” and “The Praxis of Conflict Transformation: Poverty, Homelessness and Violence in Los Angeles.” Dr. Pushpa Iyer will lead 15 MIIS and 3 CSUMB course participants in telling stories of violence and peace. We will also be celebrating the re-launch of our magazine, Reflections.

Reading Club Discussion Series

DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

I Am Troy Davis

CCS together with the Willam Tell Coleman Library at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, will host a discussion on Race, Death Penalty, and the Criminal Justice system through a reading and discussion of the book 'I am Troy Davis'. The event is held as part of the Troy Davis Community Book Club organized all over the country.

Dialogue Series

Samson Reading Room, MIIS, 453 Van Buren Street, Monterey, CA

Police Legitimacy in Communities of Color

CCS will host a roundtable discussion with Kelly McMillin, the Salinas Chief of Police; Will Matthews, Senior Communications Officer at ACLU Northern California; and community member Rosemary Soto. The discussion will be moderated by CCS Director, Prof. Pushpa Iyer.

Book Launch Event

DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

Julie Reynolds

Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang


Julia Reynolds, currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center, is a reporter and editor who has worked for MediaNews newspapers, PBS, NPR and other outlets. Julia will discuss the Nuestra Familia gang, the subject of her book. She will also highlight findings from her ongoing research on the role of women and girls in the gangs of Salinas.

Lecture Series

MG 102, Pacific St., Monterey, CA

Orion Lewis

The Role of Media in Insurgencies and Conflict Resolution

The Center for Conflict Studies welcomes Prof. Orion Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College, to discuss the role international media coverage plays in conflict resolution and foreign policy decisions. Using data from all major insurgencies between 1946 and 2006, Lewis finds that more international media coverage generally means a higher likelihood of third-party intervention and a shorter conflict. He will discuss these findings and their implications. Co-sponsored by the M2 Lecture Series.

Lecture Series

Morse Building B104, Van Buren St., Monterey, CA

Nancy Schwartzman

Using Film & Mobile Tech to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

The Center for Conflict Studies welcomes Nancy Schwartzman, a filmmaker, media strategist and catalyst for social change who believes storytelling and technology can create safer communities for women and girls. Nancy is the Founder of The Line Campaign, a non-profit dedicated to empowering young leaders to end sexual violence. With the creation of Circle of 6 iPhone and Android app, Nancy's team won the highly competitive White House Apps Against Abuse. Co-sponsored by The Conflict Resolution Association and Women's International Perspective.

Presentations

Irvine Auditorium 499 Pierce St., Monterey, CA

A Journey through Gandhi's Land

The Center for Conflict Studies presents “A Journey Through Gandhi’s Land.” Please join us as Prof. Iyer and her students share stories from our trip to Gujarat, India as well as launch our book, “Gandhi’s Gujarat: Vibrant Diversity.” The presentation will be followed by a book signing and reception in McCone Upper Atrium.

Lecture Series

B105, Morse Building, Van Buren St., Monterey, CA

Alia Turki Al-Rabeo 

Syria: A Female Journalist's Perspective

Alia Turki Al-Rabeo was born and raised in Damascus, Syria, and is now co-director of an Istanbul-based media resource organization “Silent Heroes, Invisible Bridges.”