SUNY Fredonia Convocation
2013-2014 Theme: "Raising Cultural Awareness and Building Global Relations"

Convocation Year 2013-2014 Theme:
  Raising Cultural Awareness and Building Global Relations

Keynote:  Michael Eric Dyson

Acclaimed Author/Sociologist


Title of Talk:  "The Impact of Culture on Minority Self Image"
Thursday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m.
King Concert Hall

Dr. Michael Eric DysonOne of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, will deliver the annual Convocation address at SUNY Fredonia on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. at King Concert Hall.

Dr. Dyson makes regular appearances on the major news channels, such as NPR, CNN and MSNBC. He has been named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine. The Philadelphia Weekly contends that Dr. Dyson 'is reshaping what it means to be a public intellectual by becoming the most visible black academic of his time.' With his powerful voice, he reaches beyond race, addressing the universal commonality of American concern.

Tickets are required for the event and can be picked up at the SUNY Fredonia Ticket Office (tickets are free). The maximum number of tickets that can be picked up are one per student and four for nonstudents.

There will be a book signing in the Marvel lobby immediately after the address.
» View Dr. Dyson's bio
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The Graduate Student Organization, with the support of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Council, is sponsoring a colloquium to follow the keynote talk by Dr. Dyson.

The Graduate Student Organization, with the support of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Council, is sponsoring a colloquium to follow the keynote talk by Dr. Dyson.
 » Learn more and register online


Funding for the convocation speaker is being provided by the Maytum Lecture Endowment and Williams Visiting Professorship Endowment through the Fredonia College Foundation.

CONVOCATION EVENTS


All events are free and open to the public.

Fall Semester | Spring Semester | Fall & Spring Semesters

Fall Semester

"The Value of Diversity"
Panelists:  Neil Feit, Bill Boerner, and Emily Straus
October 1        3:30 p.m.         G103B Williams Center

"Sanford Levinson on International Constitutionalism"
Speaker:  Professor Sanford V. Levinson, “Constitutions, Consensus, and Multiculturalism: Designing Constitutions for People of Fundamentally Differing Views”
October 2        3:30 p.m.         S204 Williams Center

"Folk Song Festival"
October 7        7:00 p.m.         Multipurpose Room Williams Center

"I Am Because We Are"
Speaker:  Dr. Baher Ghosheh, "America and the War on Terror:  Goals, Policies and Consequences"
November 4    3:00 p.m.                     G103BC Williams Center

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Spring Semester

"Reading ‘Writin’ Rethmatic…and Reaching Out: High School and University Educational Systems around the World"
Participants:  Christine Givner, Robert L. Dahlgren, Chiara De Santi, Ted Schwalbe, Bond Benton, international students.
April 14           Time TBA        S204 Williams Center

"Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood"
Speaker:  Dr. Tamar Jacobson
April 24           Time and Place TBA

"Soccer as National Identity and a Venue for Multiculturalism"
Panelists:  Ivani Vassoler, Alexander Caviedes, Paul Holmes, Birger Vanwesenbeeck, Hyun Chong Lee, and Robert Dahlgren
Date, Time, and Place TBA

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Fall and Spring Semesters

"Celebrating, Educating and Promoting Diversity"
Holiday Hotspot, A Celebration of Diverse Holiday Traditions
December 7                7:00 p.m.         Multipurpose Room Williams Center


Black Student Union’s ‘Redefined Beauty’
February 7                   7:00 p.m.         Multipurpose Room Williams Center


Sharing Diversity through Music
April 5                         3:00 p.m.         101 Thompson Hall


"Through Your Eyes:  International Perspectives on Film"
Approximately four films will be shown during the academic year
Date, Time, and Place TBA

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Members of the Convocation Committee are:  Jack Croxton (Chair), Michael Barone, Mira Berkley, Tracy Collingwood, Dawn Eckenrode, Amy Fisk, Lauren Orlowski, Karolyn Stonefelt, Denise Szalkowski, Rolanda Ward, and Jefferson Westwood.


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