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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Statutes and Statues: The Hidden History of Jim Crow and Confederate Monuments

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speakers/moderators: 
Dialogue Class

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Advocacy Workshop | Labor Justice: Decriminalizing Poverty through Action

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Taylor Jones, 512.781.1529
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience

Texas State Employees Union organizes all state workers and serves to protect quality public services. Current trends towards privatizing public services have created incentives to derive profits for the few at the expense of the many. Spend an evening learning about why protecting public services (including public universities) from privatization is an issue of justice for the already marginalized.

The purpose of the Advocacy Workshop series is to provide students with information related to the 2017-18 Common Experience theme — "The Search for Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century" — and guide them to be able to do something further with what they learn.

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FBI: Tales from the Field

Location:
Hines Academic Center (HINE); Room 206
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Wayman Mullins, 512.245.2174
Campus Sponsor:
School of Criminal Justice

FBI Special Agent-Retired Byron Sage, lead negotiator at the Branch Davidian incident in 1993 in Waco, Texas, will be speaking about his experiences serving as an FBI agent and the negotiations he had with David Koresh during the raid on the Branch Davidian compound.

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Compassion Meditation at The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Erika Nielson, 512.757.1016
Campus Sponsor:
University College, Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Engage in a guided compassion meditation, extending good will, kindness, and warmth toward others, as you observe and experience the art exhibition, The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates. Dr. Erika Nielson, coordinator of the Common Reading Program and a yoga instructor for 16 years, will lead attendees in meditation on the exhibition and the 2017-18 Common Experience theme, "The Search for Justice."

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Book Talk | Blue Texas: Back to the Future

Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest

Blue Texas is about the other Texas: a mid-20th-century hotbed of community organizing, liberal politics, and civil rights activism. At the ballot box and in the streets, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and labor activists demanded not only integration but also economic justice, labor rights, and real political power for all. And it worked, permanently changing the racial political order in Texas. 

In this talk, Dr. Max Krochmal goes back to the politics of community organizing in Jim Crow Texas to consider our futures in Texas following the wake of political elections and Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Krochmal is director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University and co-director of the TCU Justice Journey, a course on African American and Chicano/a liberation struggles.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | The Roots of Texas Prisons: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator: 
Shannon Fitzpatrick, Attorney for Students

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Philosophy Dialogue: Hidden Histories | Music Inside: Prison Bands in Texas

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger, 512.245.2188
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, Department of History

Speakers/moderators: 
Dialogue Class
Margaret Menninger, History
Caroline Gnagy, author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History

Caroline Gnagy, author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History, will lead a Philosophy Dialogues as part of larger symposium taking place the same day: "Strange Fruit and Lemonade: Music, Race, Gender, Class, Place," sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Gnagy will be speaking about how women incarcerated in Texas create opportunities for music "on the inside," whether by forming bands or by role-playing iconic female musicians such as Billie Holliday.

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Strange Fruit and Lemonade: Music, Race, Gender, Class, Place (Roundtable One)

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); 3-14.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger, 512.245.2188
Campus Sponsor:
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, Department of History, Common Experience

Conversations about music, gender, race, history, class, and regional identity using an iconic Billie Holiday song and a Beyoncé album as focal points. Speakers include experts on jailhouse music; Janet Jackson; jazz, gender and Latinx music in Texas; African-American life and music in Houston; and the soul scene in Memphis. The afternoon round table will feature Caroline Gnagy (author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History), Christine Capetola (UT-Austin) and Dr. Jason Mellard (Texas State).

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Dialogue on Activism | Unlocking the Gates of Mass Incarceration and Immigrant Criminalization

Location:
Off Campus; LBJ Museum of San Marcos | 131 N. Guadalupe St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Russell Moses, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series, @justicetalktxst, Common Experience

A "Dialogue on Activism" event featuring voices from Grassroots Leadership on the resistance to criminalization and incarceration of immigration and the scholarly expertise of Dr. Scott Bowman of Texas State University's School of Criminal Justice. San Marcos activist Karen Munoz will moderate a community discussion.

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Strange Fruit and Lemonade: Music, Race, Gender, Class, Place (Roundtable Two)

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger, 512.245.2188
Campus Sponsor:
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, Department of History, Common Experience

Conversations about music, gender, race, history, class, and regional identity using an iconic Billie Holiday song and a Beyoncé album as focal points. Speakers include experts on jailhouse music, jazz, gender, and Latinx music in Texas; African-American life and music in Houston; Janet Jackson; and the soul scene in Memphis. The evening round table will feature Dr. Tyina Steptoe (University of Arizona), Dr. Deborah Vargas (Rutgers University), Dr. Zandria Robinson (Rhodes College), Dr. Kinitra Brooks (UTSA), and Dr. Kevin Mooney (Texas State).

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Keeping Up with Congress

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator: 
Carrie Crisp, Philosophy

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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