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September 2020

A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: An Evening with Author DeMaris Hill

September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for a virtual talk with DeMaris Hill, author of the award-winning book "A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing." From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair and isolation in order to lodge their protests. In "A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing," DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes. Nominated for…

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Jennifer Freyd: Addressing Sexual Violence with Institutional Courage

September 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for a virtual evening with Jennifer Freyd, American researcher, author, educator and speaker. Freyd is an extensively-published scholar who is best known for her theories of betrayal trauma, institutional betrayal and institutional courage. Institutions are the building blocks of a civil society. People depend on government, schools, police and hospitals to enrich and protect their lives. Unfortunately, institutions often fail the very people they should protect. The term "institutional betrayal" refers to wrongdoings perpetrated by an institution upon…

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October 2020

Laughable Testimony: When Women Discuss Health

October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Melanie A. Kiechle for a conversation about science, medicine, lay experience, and the environment in the nineteenth century. Dr. Kiechle will discuss the history of public health as a way of providing some context and depth of understanding to our current pandemic. Specifically, Kiechle will focus on the role women play/have played in public health–how their medical experiences and testimonies have been received by doctors and the public at large. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020 AT…

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Our History is the Future: Standing Rock and the Long History of Indigenous Resistance

October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is excited to host a conversation with Dr. Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. Estes will explore the long tradition of settler violence and Indigenous Resistance in the United States. Join us Thursday, October 15th from 7-8:00 pm. This FREE event will be hosted on Zoom. Register here! About Estes: Estes wrote Our History Is the…

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All the Rage: The Culture of Online Anger

October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

OCH is proud to welcome Dr. Dannagal Goldthwaite Young and A.J. Bauer, who will be joining us to discuss the culture and psychology of online political outrage. As the new and emerging online media continues to evolve and become more accessible, navigating political discourse and the language of ideological outrage is becoming more and more requisite for online literacy. Join us on October 29, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM. This FREE event will be hosted on Zoom. Register…

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November 2020

Hope in Times of Trauma: A Discussion with Chan Hellman

November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for a virtual evening with Dr. Chan Hellman, internationally renowned for his work on building a hope-centered response to trauma. Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM. This FREE event will be hosted on Zoom. Register here. Hellman is a professor in the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and Founding Director of the Hope Research Center. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pediatrics…

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Who Watches the Watchmen? Race and Representation in Speculative Fiction

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

OCH is excited to welcome Dr. André Carrington and Dr. Rebecca Wanzo to join us for a conversation on representations of race in The Watchmen–and beyond. From comic books to science fiction, our acknowledgement of the significance of blackness in twentieth-century American literature, television, and culture is more important than ever. Please join us on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. This FREE event will be hosted on Zoom. Register here! About the Guests: Carrington is…

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January 2021

Dying to Belong: Racism, Public Health and the Law

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

In this talk, Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, public health expert and belonging strategist, will define and characterize belonging, highlight its impact on human potential and health disparities, and describe how our legal system can serve as a facilitator and barrier to a sense of belonging for marginalized populations. She will also offer tips on steps we can all take to cultivate cultures of belonging in the places where we live, learn, work, play and worship. Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD,…

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February 2021

White Rage: A Community Discussion

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an essential and timely discussion about white rage in America. Copies of Carol Anderson's book "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide" will be distributed prior to the event by our partners at Fulton Street Books in Tulsa. Register via Zoom.

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BorderX: A Crisis in Graphic Detail

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Join us for a conversation with Mauricio Alberto Cordero, editor of "BorderX: A Crisis in Graphic Detail." BorderX is a comic anthology about the crisis on the southern border. It includes work by dozens of artists who have created a series of exhibits, narratives, posters and ruminations. This collaborative work creates a prism of different views on the cruelty of American policies at the border and their far-reaching effects on immigrants and asylum seekers. Register via Zoom.

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March 2021

Coming of Age at the End of the World: An Existential Toolkit for the Climate/COVID Generation

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Join Sarah Ray, the author of "A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety," for a discussion about letting go of eco-guilt, resisting burnout and cultivating resilience while advocating for climate justice. Copies of her book will also be given away to a limited number of participants. Register via Zoom.

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Zombies, Seances, and the Unrestful Dead: Art after the Pandemic

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Elizabeth Outka is the author of "Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature," a work about literary and artistic responses to the early 20th century Flu Pandemic and the ways in which it shaped modern culture. In her talk she will discuss pandemics featured in art and literature, connecting 1918 to 2020 and focusing on the flu’s surprising connection to zombies, spiritualism, and poems like T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land." Register via Zoom.

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