School of Arts & Humanities Sponsors Social Inequality Series in Spring 2018

Meredith’s School of Arts & Humanities is sponsoring a series of events this semester focused on the theme of social inequality. The series will include lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions leading up to the Meredith Ensemble Theatre production of Marie Antoinette, which inspired the series’ theme.

This semester’s series is a pilot project that the school plans to build into a yearlong Common Academic Experience for freshmen. The Spring 2018 series is open to all Meredith students, faculty, and staff and the community.

“One important goal of the common academic experience is to demonstrate to students that approaching a subject from multiple disciplinary perspectives provides us with a richer understanding of the topic we are studying.,” said Sarah Roth, Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities. “This project will offer many avenues for communication and collaboration among students and faculty in the different departments within Arts & Humanities.”

The series began with a performance on Friday, January 19, featuring Gullah-Geechee storytelling by performance artist David Pleasant. It continued Tuesday, January 23 with the Mercer-Kessler Lecture, “Who Are You and How Do You Know?: Art, Ethics, Religion, and the Shaping of Identity,” presented by Carlton Mackey, director of the Ethics & the Arts program at the Emory University Center for Ethics.

The remaining events in the series are:

  • January 31, 5 p.m.  “Getting to Know Your Neighbors: Immigration Issues” panel
  • February 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Farewell, My Queen film screening (Les Adieux à la Reine)
  • February 27, 7:30-9 p.m.  Music poetry of indigenous Australian poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal
  • April 5, 7-8 p.m. Spectacular! A Multicultural Night of Theatre, Poetry, Music, and Food
  • April 13, 10-11 a.m.  Multidisciplinary Panel on Marie Antoinette and Social Inequality
  • April 17-21, 7-9:30 p.m.; April 22, 3-5 p.m.  David Adjmi’s award-winning play Marie Antoinette, presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre

Follow the School of Arts & Humanities on Instagram @meredith_artshumanities for more on each event throughout the semester.

Melyssa Allen

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