Sack Lunch Seminar:

Pictures of Conscience: Central American Refugees & Human Rights Campaigns

February 7, 4-5:30 - Wilson 1-123

Join History and Philosophy professor Molly Todd for this reflection on her sabbatical experience as a fellow at the National Humanities Center where she worked on her recent book project, Pictures of Conscience.  This work examines art created by Salvadoran refugees—particularly women’s pictorial embroideries and children’s drawings.  This study reveals the dynamics of grassroots cultural production in “stateless” spaces and the important role that art has in global networks.


Slavery and the Invention of Race

February 14, Noon-1 - SUB Alumni Legacy Lounge

Shortly after the American Revolution’s calls for “liberty,” the cause of abolitionists in the Americas and the Caribbean picked up steam. In response to this growing fervor, slaveholders invented bodily justifications for racial slavery—that is, they insisted that only Black bodies could labor in warm places, and therefore racial slavery was “necessary” in plantation societies. Author and MSU professor, Katherine Johnston, will discuss the origins of these invented claims, their economic and political utility, and finally, their dangerous and continued legacies. 


Celebrate International Women's Day!

March 6, Noon-1 - SUB Alumni Legacy Lounge

The Office of International Programs and the UNA-USA student club will celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th) by hosting a panel discussion with several international students.  Topics will include: if and how women are celebrated for International Women’s Day in their nations, their own personal goals, how they made the decision to come to the U.S. to pursue their studies and if there have been challenges they have had to overcome as women in their fields.

The Hayes Sisters of Bozeman's Red-Light District

March 27, Noon-1 - SUB Alumni Legacy Lounge

Join historian and co-founder of Bozeman’s Extreme History Project, Crystal Alegria, as she presents on the intriguing lives of the Hayes sisters, three women who left an indelible mark on Bozeman’s historic red-light district during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Against the backdrop of societal norms and the evolving landscape of the American West, the Hayes sisters navigated a complex world, not merely as figures of the red-light district, but as individuals with some agency. This presentation sheds light on a lesser-known aspect of Bozeman's past, weaving together a narrative that goes beyond stereotypes and reveals the lives of these three women making their way in the ever-changing landscape of early Bozeman.