What to Watch: February 4 – 8

At the beginning of every week, we provide a list of opinion-worthy events to expect during the coming week.

From 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Lee Mun Wah, an acclaimed diversity trainer, will conduct a workshop that teaches students how to interact with others who are different from themselves. Called “How to Have a Dialogue Across Cultures,” the workshop will address issues of cultural differences and how they might be bridged in a compassionate and honest manner. It will take place in the Quadrangle Room in the Union, room 3.304. 

The Harry Ransom Center’s February Poetry on the Plaza event features works from the Harlem Renaissance, in commemoration of African-American History Month. The event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at noon, in front of the Harry Ransom Center.

Later Wednesday evening, from 4:30-6 p.m., Dr. Michael Kimmage, as associate professor at the Catholic University of America,  will lecture on “The Decline of the West.” In his lecture Kimmage will address how the concept of the West has become less salient to educated Americans since the early years of the Cold War, when the concept was strongest. Kimmage’s lecture takes place in GAR 1.102.

From 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening John Sullivan, a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, will discuss the revitalization of indigenous languages in higher education. Sullivan’s presentation will focus on issues related to work he performs as Director of the Zacatecas Institute for Teaching and Research in Ethnology, a nonprofit research institute in Mexico. Sullivan will present in BEN 2.104.