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Austin Peay State University Candlelight Ball, Ovation Awards, Asanbe symposium among events canceled

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU), after consultation with federal, state and local health officials and the APSU Coronavirus Task Force, recently announced it was suspending classes until March 23rd and moving all classes to fully online instruction.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Poet, essayist & immigration advocate Marcelo Castillo to speak at Austin Peay State University’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2016, during an interview for the literary journal Ploughshares, award-winning poet and essayist Marcelo Hernandez Castillo said, “I wish I wasn’t afraid, I wish this wasn’t my reality.”

When Castillo was five, his family moved from Mexico to California, and even though he now has permanent resident status, he told Ploughshares, “That doesn’t mean I’m not still afraid, either for myself or for my family.”

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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APSU to hold Asanbe Diversity Symposium on March 16th, “Ain’t I a Woman!” to headline

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Slated for next month at Austin Peay State University, The Asanbe Diversity Symposium will spotlight the lives of four powerful African American women with a performance of “Ain’t I a Woman!” by nationally acclaimed performance group, The Core Ensemble.

The performance takes place on March 16th at 1:00pm in the Trahern Theatre. A panel discussion will take place at 2:30pm in the Wilbur N. Daniel African-American Cultural Center. The Asanbe Diversity Symposium is free and open to the public.

Austin Peay State University Trahern Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Trahern Building. (APSU)

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APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium to have noted novelist Marnie Mueller speak March 24th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The path that Marnie Mueller would forge during her career was, in many ways, foreshadowed by the circumstances that led to the first moments of her life.

Born to Caucasian American parents during World War II, Mueller nonetheless was born behind the barbed wire fences of a Northern California segregation camp designed to keep Japanese Americans contained during the war effort.

Marnie Mueller to give lecture “The Color of Citizenship: The Impact of the Japanese American Internment During WWII—Then and Now” at APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium, March 24th.

Marnie Mueller to give lecture “The Color of Citizenship: The Impact of the Japanese American Internment During WWII—Then and Now” at APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium, March 24th.

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2014 Asanbe Diversity Symposium returns April 16th to Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “Are you a subject or are you a citizen?” That was an important question for many Senegalese men during World War II, when they joined the Colonial French Army.

In their everyday lives, these individuals saw little difference between supporting the French Government and merely living within its colonial borders. But as soldiers, they quickly realized where they ranked in the government’s eyes. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University 2013 Asanbe Diversity Symposium to examine Tuskegee airmen

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the early 1940s, young African-American men from across the country made their way to the town of Tuskegee in southern Alabama. It was a small, rural community with a large Army airfield set up on the outskirts of town.

That’s where the Tuskegee Advanced Flying School was located.

Tuskegee airmen

Tuskegee airmen

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Poet and father to discuss parenthood and Down syndrome at Austin Peay State University’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When George Estreich, an award-winning, Oregon-based poet, first saw his newborn daughter Laura, he was curious about her eyes. His mother, after all, was Japanese, which might account for the slight, almond shape. But this was something different, he would soon learn.

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Noted Native American Scholar and Filmmaker to Speak at APSU Asanbe Symposium

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s annual Asanbe Diversity Symposium, slated for next month, will feature Native American educator, writer, filmmaker and producer Dr. Patty Loew.

At 1:00pm on Friday, April 1st, Loew will lecture in the Honors Commons on “Creation to Contemporary Conflict: Native American Origin Stories as Predictors of Modern Environmental Struggles.” At 3:00pm in the same room, there will be a showing of her documentary film, “Way of the Warrior,” followed by a 4:00pm discussion of the film. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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