Award-winning Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein spent years getting to know Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in 2008, in the midst of the Great Recession. She wove the stories of the small city and its people together in Janesville: An American Story.
Goldstein will discuss her book and the lessons it offers about economic pain and community resilience at three Community Voices events on Monday, February 19.
Janesville: An American Story
Monday, February 19
- Lunch-time interactive roundtable discussion at 12 p.m, Room F of the Graduate Life Center (GLC). Snacks will be provided.
- Public interview session at 2 p.m, Room F of the GLC.
- Reflections on Janesville: An American Story, in Colonial Hall in Squires Student Center at 7 p.m.
Goldstein will be available to sign books after the event. All events are free and open to university students, faculty, staff and administrators, and to the general public.
Keryl McCord is President and CEO of Equity Quotient (EQ), a national consulting firm dedicated to transforming the arts through the lens of erasing racism to achieve cultural equity. Ms. McCord founded EQ after more than thirty years in the arts with organizations such as Alternate ROOTS, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the African Grove Institute for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ms. McCord recently retired as Director of Operations from Alternate ROOTS.
With Baldwin at my Back: Artists and Grassroots Communities
Thursday, February 15, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM Roundtable Discussion
Graduate Life Center, Room B (Lunch Available at 11:45 for $5 at the door)
4:00-5:30 PM Presentation
Theatre 101, College Ave.
In Collaboration with:
The Art and Community Series
School of Performing Arts
CAROLYN ZELIKOW- Associate Director of National Programs, The Aspen Institute; Founder of the Hometown Summit, TomTom Founders Festival.
BRAD STEPHENS- Director of the CoLab; Lead Planner of CityWorks (X)po in Roanoke, VA.
Carolyn and Brad will be exploring the dynamics of civic and business entrepreneurship and community change processes. For accessing the recordings of this event please click here.
Amy Brooks is the Program Director and Dramaturg for Roadside Theater, the theater wing of Appalachian grassroots arts and media center Appalshop. A 5th-generation West Virginian who returned to Appalachia just before the 2016 election cycle, Amy investigates the confluence of dramatic narrative (“What is the story we choose to tell onstage?”) and public narrative (“What is the story we are called upon to tell about ourselves, our community, and our future?”) in intercultural rural-urban performance.
For the recordings of this event please click here.
Francesco Manca, Deputy Director (ret.) for the Political and Civil Affairs office of UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) will visit Virginia Tech again on April 10 for a round table luncheon and discussion on “The Independency of the International Civil Servant: A Duty or an Option?” – $5 lunch (please RSVP to Regina Naff) or BYO