A Portrait of Cuba

4 p.m., Wednesday, February 22nd (reception following), jPad (JH 104)

Presented by Jennifer Janviere, multimedia specialist
Jennifer Janviere (multimedia specialist and instructor in the Diederich College of Communication) will discuss her educational trip to Cuba last December. During this visit she gathered photos and firsthand accounts of life in Havana and the Pinar del Rio region. Janviere will talk about this experience and will reflect on the importance of promoting a dialogue between the United States and its neighbors to the south.

Old South

5 p.m., Thursday, February 23rd (reception following), jPad (JH 104)

Presented by Danielle Beverly, visiting professional in residence in digital media
“Old South” is a documentary in progress that follows a black Georgia neighborhood as it battles a confederate flag flying college fraternity, who moves in and stages its annual antebellum style parade. Director/Producer/Cameraperson, Danielle Beverly will screen 20 minutes of the work in progress. Sade Hood and Ciara Jones, two Diederich College students who played a role in the production, will join the discussion following the screening.


Telling the Stories of Under-Covered Milwaukee Neighborhoods

10 a.m., Friday, February 24th, jPad (JH 104)

Presented by Sharon McGowan, editor of the Neighborhood News Service
A project of the Diederich College and United Centers of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is dedicated to telling a balanced story about central city neighborhoods. Through objective, professional reporting of the issues most important to these communities – including education, health, recreation, employment, public safety, arts and housing – NNS calls attention to their assets as well as their challenges.

Take a Tour of the Neighborhoods

11 a.m., Friday, February 24th
Editor Sharon McGowan will discuss the role of NNS, and introduce you to the vibrant neighborhoods within a few miles of Marquette that rarely attract media attention other than crime coverage.

Presentation will be followed by a bus tour of the NNS pilot neighborhoods: Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West. Sign up by emailing julie.rosene@marquette.edu to reserve your seat.