Is Hollywood The Help or The Hurt for Minorities:
Race, Class & Gender in Film & Television
Presented by Sabeen Sandhu (Sociology) & Charlotta Kratz (Communication)
Thursday, March 1, 3:45pm
@ Benson Center, Parlor B
What are the available roles for people of color and other minorities in television or film? Is having some roles "good enough" or does Hollywood have a duty to provide non-stereotypical roles for minorities? Should minority actors and actresses boycott those stereotypical roles or are they a means to an end? And who in the industry is responsible for making these decisions or does the power lie with the people?
How to Speak Honestly without Injury
Presented by Brian Buckley (Philosophy) & Marina Hsieh (Law)
Tuesday, May 15, 3:45pm
@ Benson Center, Williman Room
The increased use of social media has led the nation to critically reflect on when freedom of expression is crossing the line to expression of hate, especially on college campuses. Are there limits to free speech? If so, where are they? Join us for a dialogue as we come to understand freedom of expression through recent events, specifically, the cyberbullying case of Tyler Clementi.