Co-Sponsored Events

Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger

March 23, 2021; 12:00-1:00 pm

Going Viral: How Social Media has Transformed Disease-Related Conspiracy Theories in southern Africa
with Dr. Anika Wilson

Feb. 26, 2021; 3:30 pm (register to attend)

Whose Streets?

Themester 2020: Democracy

Sept. 11, 2020; 7:00-8:30pm

Directed by Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis

This powerful, raw documentary dives into 2014 Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown. This documentary combines professional footage, news clips, interviews, and cell phone videos to present the birth of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Released on the third anniversary of Brown’s death, the film has been called “an essential testament to the commitment of activists … told in their own fervent voices” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter). Contains mature content.

Participating in this event are:

  • Martin Law, graduate student, Department of Anthropology
  • Freya Thimsen, Assistant Professor, English; Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies
  • Rasul Mowatt, Professor, American Studies and Geography
  • Micol Siegel, Professor, American Studies and History
  • Abby Ang, graduate student, English
  • Andrea Sterling, graduate student, African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • Leah DeRae, Indianapolis Black Lives Matter

You will be able to stream the film at no charge through September 13 to the device of your choosing. Only those registered for the Zoom event will have access to the film.

The screening is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES), and IU Cinema.

Gather 'round the Table with Alice Wong


The Council for Community Accessibility’s annual Gather 'round the Table event will feature a discussion with Alice Wong. Alice Wong is an activist, media maker, and Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project® (DVP), an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture. She is the Editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people.

In addition to the keynote presentation, there will be two moderated panels, one with community members and one with a contributor to Alice's book. We ask that attendees read two essays from her book to be able to fully engage with the presentations and we are going to provide you with that book for FREE.

Sponsored by: The City of Bloomington, IUB Asian American Studies Program, Race, Migration, and Indigeneity, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, IU Arts and Humanities Council, and Stone Belt.


Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. 3rd St., Room 209,
Bloomington, IN 47405
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm