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Keynote speaker: Ivan COYOTE
ONE IN EVERY CROWD—stories to foster safety and social justice in our schools for everyone
Author and storyteller Ivan Coyote was born and raised in a large Irish Catholic family in Whitehorse, Yukon, and learned the craft of storytelling while gathered around her grandmother’s kitchen table on long northern winter nights. Ivan is the award-winning author of six collections of short stories, one novel, three screenplays and three CD’s, and a renowned live performer. Her work tackles the difficult subjects of family, class, gender identity, and social justice, always with the silver tongue of a master storyteller, an eye for the beauty found in what makes us all human, and an ear for the hilarity of life and love. Ivan’s first love is telling stories to a live audience, and over the last sixteen years she has become an audience favourite at writer’s, storytelling, poetry, spoken word, and music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam. Because much of her material grapples with her life in between gender boxes, she is also often asked to speak to labour activists, social justice advocates, university and high school students, health care providers and teachers all across the continent. The Globe and Mail called Ivan “a natural-born storyteller” and Ottawa X Press said “Coyote is to CanLit what k.d. lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.” Toronto Star praises Coyote’s “talent for sketching the bizarre in the everyday”, and Quills Magazine says Ivan has a “distinctive and persuasive voice, a flawless sense of pacing, and an impeccable sense of story.”
Curator Jessi DiTillio discusses the scope of Kara Walker’s career, delving deeper into the artist’s interest in Antebellum history, Black memorabilia, and the relevance of the nineteenth century for contemporary race relations.
The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) will be supporting Winter and Spring “Explore Identity” programming with a grant opportunity for instructional faculty and Level III instructional GTFs. Ten awards of up to $500 each will be available to support undergraduate co-curricular programming designed to sustain inquiry around the themes of race, ethnicity and identity. Awards may be used to support Winter or Spring 2014 courses – or to support activity associated with Academic Residential Programs (ARPs), where those ARPs are anchored through academic coursework.
The funds can be used in any way that supports a course’s or ARP’s instructional objectives – with the exception of primarily social activities (e.g. a meal or party). Funds can be used, for instance, to take students to an event or special location, to fund a guest speaker, to buy materials for special projects, to enable the purchase of archival, etc., materials that would be prohibitively costly otherwise. Grants that entail collaboration between classes or instructors will be especially welcome. All applicants must be the instructor of record for their courses/ARPs. Matching funds from CoDaC may be available for some grants.
The guidelines are intentionally broad, aimed to spark creativity and collaboration. One of our goals in UGS is to promote the UO’s teaching mission with innovative curricular and co-curricular programming.
To apply, please submit the following items electronically to email@example.com (a single PDF is best):
one-page proposal, including budget
course description (including course number, projected enrollment, term taught) and outline or syllabus, as well as description of any affiliated ARP
brief (150 word) bio describing your research interests/academic background
As funding allows, there will be two rounds of application review:
December 2, 2013
February 17, 2014
For more information about the grants, contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org (541) 346-1221
For more information about The Race Card Project™: