The MAS Diversity Series brings the Media Lab community together to develop skills and explore ideas of diversity and social justice through presentations and discussion.
2016 - 2017 Events
March 17th: Adrienne Keene
12 - 1:30 pm, E14 - 3rd floor atrium
Dr. Adrienne Keene is a Native scholar, writer, blogger, and activist who is passionate about reframing how the world sees contemporary Native cultures. She examines representations of Native peoples in popular culture, Native cultural appropriation in fashion and design, and the ways that Indigenous peoples are using the internet, social media, and new media to challenge misrepresentations and create new, innovative spaces for art and activism.
This is an opportunity to delve into the concepts of stereotypes and cultural appropriation, and look at the ways Native peoples are represented throughout popular culture--from Hollywood to the fashion industry.
September 20th: Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.
See pictures from the talk here.