Mark your calendars for the Un/Doing series of events: SPlog: Smile Politely

The Humanities Research Institute’s research theme for this year is Loss, “undo/make the status quo that threatens us all – abolish and defund, decolonize, divest, decriminalize, dismantle and decenter.” There are a few upcoming events in October to consider attending.

Lia Garcia, “I am the trans bride: Affection, seduction and radical tenderness to combat transphobia and pain.

October 6, 7:30 p.m., Lévis Faculty Center, room 300

From the performer: Resisting by skin has been one of the spaces of political activism that the artist has offered over time to fight against transphobia and racism. With this performance, she wonders what happens when trans bodies stretch out their skin and touch? What worlds do they usher in? What touches us when they touch us? The trans bride is a performance that expands in time and which, with the help of the pedagogy of affection and tenderness, takes place in spaces that were never thought of as homes for the bodies dissidents and diasporas regain their freedom.

Jacki Rand with Mimi Thi Nguyen, Conversation on Indigenous Peoples Day

October 10, 4 p.m., Lévis Faculty Center, room 210

Hillary N. Green,”Untangling Campus Histories: Race, Memory, and the Hallowed Grounds Project

October 13, 7:30 p.m., room 422

Drawing on her research on slavery at the University of Alabama, Hilary N. Green explores the need to reclaim and untangle the histories of race and slavery from institutional campuses and how understanding the experience enslaved campuses is essential for institutional reconciliation efforts in the present.

Learn more about Un/Doing and the full calendar of events for 2022-2023 at the Humanties Research Center website.

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