Events

Poetry, Place, and Identity – Video of the Event

“Poetry, Place, and Identity” – April 3, 2014

An evening of poetry and discussion on displacement, belonging, and the complex relation between one’s identity and one’s places and origin

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Rose Library 3rd Floor Flex Space
East Campus, JMU Campus
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When:
Thursday, April 3rd, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Poets:
• Dr. Robert Viscusi, author of Ellis Island and the American Book Award Winner of Astoria, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
• Dr. Kendra Hamilton, author of The Goddess of Gumbo, University of Virginia

Sponsors:
This series is co-sponsored by: Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, JMU Institute for Visual Studies, JMU Libraries, JMU Office for Diversity, Northeast Neighborhood Association, JMU Furious Flower Center, and Campus Community Civic Collaborative.

Shaping Spaces – Video of the Event

Shaping Spaces – March 26, 2014

A Community Conversation on How We Can Shape Successful Public Spaces

Thank you to everyone who joined in the discussion  about the various aspects of public spaces.  Our panelists gave us a clear definition of public spaces as well as discussion as to how to build awareness and create public spaces.  This event provided a background on public spaces and a vocabulary to help facilitate and inform the creation of successful, meaningful public spaces in the future.

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Where:
Harrisonburg City Council Chambers
409 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

When:
Wednesday, March 26th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Panelists:
• Melissa Fisher, Former Chief Operating Officer, Highline Park, New York City
• Charles King, Vice-President of Administration and Finance, JMU
• Henry Way, Harrisonburg Planning Commission, JMU Professor

Sponsors:
This series is co-sponsored by: Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, JMU Institute for Visual Studies, JMU Libraries, JMU Office for Diversity, Northeast Neighborhood Association, JMU Furious Flower Center, and Campus Community Civic Collaborative.

Poetry and Place – Video of the Event

Poetry and Place – Nov. 13, 2013

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Since Homer, poetry has in one way or another been concerned with place — the places we live, the places we identify with, the places we’ve lost, or long for, and so on. For our final event this fall, community members, faculty, and students will come together to share original works on place in an effort to better understand our relation to it.

Readers include: Angela Carter, Indigo Eriksen, Susan Facknitz, Stan Galloway, Jeremiah Jenkins, Paul Somers, and JMU Students.

Location: Rose Library, 3rd floor flex space
Parking in Lots C10 and C12
Date: Wednesday, November 13th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6pm)

Article: Final Series Installment To Be Held by Sarah Stacy. Daily News-Record, Oct. 31, 2013.

Creating Our Town – Video of the Event

  1. Introduction by Michael Trocchia
  2. 4:00 Video summarizing first two events
  3. 8:24 Dr. Ehrenpreis speaks
  4. 32:32 Guest introductions
  5. 1:00:30 Dr. Britt explains facilitators’ roles
  6. 1:04:14 Highlights from group discussions

Creating Our Town – Resources

Thanks to Thanh Dang for providing these links.

Creating Our Town – Oct. 30, 2013

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Location: Memorial Hall Forum,
Entrance B, 395 S. High St.
Parking in Lots C7, C8, R9 and C13
Date: Wednesday, October 30th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6pm)

Speaker: David Ehrenpreis, James Madison University’s School of Art, Design, and Art History and the Institute for Visual Studies

Featuring:
Suzi Carter, Food Co-Op Initiative
Thanh Dang, City of Harrisonburg, Public Works
Kai Degner, Harrisonburg City Council
Kia Johnson, James Madison University
and others

Please come to the third event in “Remembering Place,” a series of public dialogues about our values, values that are as evident in the way we treat each other as the way we care for our spaces and buildings. “Creating Our Town” will be a chance to envision the future of Harrisonburg.

Remembering Downtown – Video of the Event

1.  00:58 Introduction by Michael Trocchia
2.  08:28 Dr. David Ehrenpreis speaks
3.  25:25  Panelists discussion
4.  1:00:33 Small group discussion
5.  1:07:20 Groups report out
6.  1:32:38 Closing remarks