Friday, March 21, 2014
Emerging Scholar Speaker Series: A Year of the Teacher Event
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: E. H. Butler Library 210
Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis, assistant professor of art education, will share her research.
Public pedagogy offers an alternative for understanding ethnic youth communities and cultures in relation to media and identity politics. In this presentation, Dr. Bae will explore the digital media play of contemporary diasporic Korean teens living in a Midwest campus town in the U.S.
Drawing on postcolonial notions of “hybridity,” this study highlights the ways these youths engage in ambivalent practices of both identification and dis-identification with their seemingly “authentic” Koreanness, allowing them to plan and rearticulate the (in)authenticity of the “Other” (Bhabha, 1994; Min-ha, 1989).
The liminal tactics of difference opens up possibilities for rethinking alternative (de)pedagogical sites and understanding of public pedagogy, which go beyond the conventional notion of community and identity politics.
Friday, March 28, 2014
World Without Borders: Embracing Cultural Differences Conference
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: 257 West Genesee Street, BuffaloBlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
As part of the Year of the Teacher, Buffalo State is proud to be a co-sponsor of World Without Borders: Embracing Cultural Differences, a free conference faciliated by the Ecumencial Community Outreach Committee, to be held on Friday, March 28 at 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (257 West Genesee Street, Buffalo).
This conference will address cultural differences in the Buffalo Public Schools and community, by engaging educators, parents, and the community in an open dialogue meant to increase awareness of, understanding about, and sensitivity to cultural differences.
Keynote speaker Dr. Steve L. Robbins, a Vietnamese immigrant with extensive experience working in non-for-profit organizations across the country, will offer perspectives on education, leadership, inclusion, innovation, and cultural competency - as well as the dynamic power of caring. Lunch is provided.