Opening the Dialogue

This 2011-2012 academic year, The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library (NMBCCL) at Indiana University will introduce undergraduates, graduate students, and Bloomington residents to several of the resources at Indiana University Libraries (IUL) that can be used to open a dialogue and generate a positive environment of multicultural awareness, cultural understanding, equity, collaboration, and inclusion. Beyond curricular and research needs, there are many ways for you to learn, grow, and exchange ideas while using the university’s library resources. After all, they are just that: resources – meant to be used and from which we all benefit. IUL is comprised of various branch libraries that are fun and exciting places of inquiry beyond studying for the next exam or developing your next research paper. To help you dig up those resources that will open your eyes to the wealth of possibilities that lie within our libraries, the NMBCCL will present a new film and discussion series called Opening the Dialogue. Touching on multicultural issues of cultural identity, race, class, gender, globalization, and religion, this series will open the dialogue to the ways “culture” is shaped, performed, and promoted. These documentaries will only touch the surface of what is available in our stacks regarding how we see, shape, and reshape the world around us. Whether we realize it or not, we are all players deciding how these and a host of other multicultural topics are developed. Join us at the NMBCCL for this new and powerful journey!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 7pm: Merchants of Cool

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 7pm: Skin Deep

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 7pm: Ethnic Notions

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 7pm: Blue Eyed

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 7pm: The Color of Fear

These events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library is located at 275 North Jordan Avenue in room A113 of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.

Telephone: (812) 855-3237. Email: bcclib@indiana.edu

-FM

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