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9:00 am4:00 pm
Diversity Institute

An annual one-day conference for students, faculty, and staff, Diversity Institute allows participants to engage in transformative sessions that enhance their cultural knowledge. This year’s theme is Good Trouble: Allyship in Action. Participants will learn more about how to engage in ally behavior, and how to move past performative allyship into solidarity that can create meaningful change for marginalized communities. This year’s Institute is being hosted in partnership with the Center for Student Involvement and the Women and Gender Resource Center. In collaboration with these departments, an Empower track will be available at this year’s Diversity Institute! Participants must register to attend.

9:00 am3:00 pm
Public History in Action Workshop: Museum Management

Ever wonder about how museums “work”? Join the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and the UH Center for Public History for a behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes in to creating the exhibitions you enjoy.

11:30 am1:00 pm
A Fork in the Road: Cosmopolitanism, Cookbooks and Vietnamese Street Food

 This talk will examine how Vietnam is presented and marketed in overseas cookbooks and television programs, paying close attention to the ways Vietnam and Vietnamese cuisine are fashioned through visual images of “the street.” By examining the composition, publishing, and distribution of this transpacific culinary media, I ask what is gained in the rhetorical turn to “street food”? Who does it privilege? Examining these documents provides an opportunity to understand the uneven terrain of transnational culinary representation, while identifying the crafting of space as an underlying feature of food television and cookbooks-allowing for a critical assessment of the pleasures that we indulge in when reading, watching, and consuming them.

12:00 pm1:00 pm
Public Art UHS Tour

Join Public Art UHS Curator, Mike Guidry on a special curator-led tour of Folly, a site-specific architectural installation by Cuban-American artist, Jorge Pardo.