Past Events

Feb25

CSC: "Labor's Forgotten Fight: Renewing the Struggle for Shorter Hours Under Neoliberalism"

w/ Jamie McCallum, Associate Professor of Sociology at Middlebury College.

Cultural Studies

Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Event

Please join us virtually for the first week of the Spring term, featuring a talk by Jamie McCallum on the historical development of labor time in the US toward ever increasing hours under neoliberalism and the arising movements of social opposition.

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Feb10

Alternative Break Application Deadline

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:59 PM
MasonAbroad Portal

If you are interested in participating in an 2021 Alternative Break Trip, you must complete the Alternative Breaks application and submit any additional documents to SAIL@gmu.edu.

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Feb9

Ethical Storytelling: Justice Based Workshop

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Virtual through Zoom

Storytelling is a powerful tool in justice work. It can also be dangerous. For decades, volunteers have been traveling to communities that are not their own, working alongside organizations, and returning home with a story to tell. Because of the power differentials inherent in service work, the stories we tell, unless intentionally disrupted, can perpetuate harmful narratives about communities that welcome us in. In this workshop, we dive into the challenging concept of ethical storytelling in immersive service work, the dangers of perpetuating single-story narratives, and the power in sharing stories that ultimately contribute to dismantling systems of oppression.

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Feb9

Fiction on the Fly

A creative event for alumni and friends of all ages!

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 PM
Zoom Event

Join CHSS alumni and explore the world of creative writing with assistant professor of English, and Mason alum Art Taylor, as he hosts an interactive and fun session for all ages. Featuring MFA in Creative Writing alumnus Matthew Norman and current third-year student Kyra Kondis. The audience will help select a sentence that will launch a story and a sentence that concludes it. Then these guest wordsmiths will be challenged to forge fiction on the fly. Audience members can also try their hand at the challenge. We'll hear some of your storytelling attempts, then listen to what our guest authors created. Non-writers are especially welcome. This event is part of the MFA in Creative Writing's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Mason Homecoming 2021.

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Feb4

Alternative Break Information Session

Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:30 PM
https://gmu.zoom.us/j/97506220944

Join us to learn more about the Alternative Break Experiences happening this year May 11-14th through Social Action and Integrative Learning

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Jan26

Alternative Break Information Session

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
https://gmu.zoom.us/j/95052383691

Join us to learn more about the Alternative Break Experiences happening this year May 11-14th through Social Action and Integrative Learning

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