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Fall 2019

  • September 11, 2019

    “ADA Matters”
    Location: Student Center Theatre

    Jonathan Mooney is an award-winning writer, speaker and advocate for re-imaging education for the 21st century. His talk will  explore topics of inclusion, neurodiversity, the myth of normalcy and youth empowerment.

    September 18, 2019

    “Kinetic Storytelling in the African Diaspora”
    Location: Student Center Theatre

    Charles O. Anderson heads the dance program at the University of Texas at Austin. His presentation will provide a participatory exploration of dance for students of all experience levels. His work reflects on the African-American oral and literary tradition going back to the slave narrative and folk practices.

  • October 2, 2019

    “The Alexander Technique”
    Location: Student Center Theatre

    Lori Schiff teaches at the Julliard School in New York City. She will present ways in which students can use “The Alexander Technique” to improve their quality of life and efficiency in performance by identifying and changing postural habits and tension reactions. The event will include movement activities and hands-on demonstration of speaking, singing and playing instruments.

    October 16, 2019

    “Time Management: Beyond the Primer”
    Location: Student Center Theatre

    Have you ever felt there needed to be a 25th hour of the day? Do you find yourself following all the traditional time-management methods but cannot seem to become the most productive version of yourself? No matter whether you’re a student or a member of the faculty or staff, this workshop will help you manage time more efficiently and move beyond simple planners and to-do lists to a higher form of self-awareness.

    October 23, 2019

    Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
    Location: Betty R. Tipton Room

    Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and now lives in Nashville, TN. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University in spring 2015. She started the online platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and it now has more than 200,000 followers. She has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, Cosmopolitan and Everyday Feminism, and was invited to the White House in fall 2016.

    October 30, 2019

    Shayok Mukhopadhyay
    Location: Student Center Theatre

    Shayok Mukhopadhyay grew up in Kolkata, India, and graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography in New York. He is a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow and will speak about his documentary films and how they are informed by a mosaic of experiences coming of age in the bustling megapolis of Calcutta.

  • November 6, 2019

    Swati Khurana
    Location: Student Center Theatre

    Swati Khurana was born in New Delhi, raised in the Hudson Valley, and lives and works in New York City. Originally a visual artist, she left the art market and a studio-based practice in 2011 to focus on fiction, essays and collaborative art projects. She will speak about her 2013 protest in New York City with the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective against the gang rape and death of a young woman on a Delhi bus in December 2012. Khurana will frame her conversation in the context of the #MeToo movement.

    November 13, 2019

    “GIS Day”
    Location: Student Center Theatre

    This event will bring GIS professionals and vendors from across the state to Eastern’s campus and will allow them to promote their goods and services, network, and learn from each other.

    November 20, 2019

    Bola Sokunbi
    Location: Student Center Theatre

    Bola Sokunbi is the founder and CEO of Clever Girl Finance, a personal finance platform for women. Sokunbi is a certified financial education instructor, finance expert, speaker, writer, podcaster and social media influencer. She founded Clever Girl to provide relevant, online financial courses so that women of color have the tools they need to make impactful and personal financial decisions.


Campus Map & Directions
The Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room is on the second floor of the J. Eugene Smith Library
The Theatre and Betty R. Tipton Room are on the upper level of the Student Center
The Science Building Auditorium is in Room 104 of the Science Building