Coffee @ The Commons provides a venue for more in-depth conversation between interested members of the community and a visiting expert. In collaboration with departments across the University, The Commons identifies speakers featured by departments across campus, whose work resonates across disciplines, to speak about their research in a discussion-style setting. Coffee @ The Commons enables students, staff, and faculty to share in a discussion equally, around themes that resonate with their work and interests.
Coffee @ The Commons is open to KU faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the larger Lawrence community. Those interested in attending should familiarize themselves with the work of the speaker beforehand, so that they are prepared to ask questions and prompt dialogue with the speaker and other attendees. Though you don’t need to reserve a seat to attend, we’d appreciate knowing if you intend to bring a large group, just so that we can prepare accordingly. (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with this information.) Think of it as a less boisterous Idea Café with coffee.
Presented in partnership with the Hall Center for the Humanities
What is the role of journalists in reporting stories shared through #MeToo?
What happens in cases when sources do not agree on events?
What extra considerations must journalists make when interviewing vulnerable populations?
Irin Carmon is a senior correspondent at New York Magazine. In 2017-18, Carmon worked with the Washington Post and reporter Amy Brittain to break the news of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Charlie Rose, as well as CBS's knowledge of his conduct. She speaks frequently on women's leadership and rights.
Coffee @ The Commons is a conversation-style event, which offers space for informal dialogue with visiting scholars. Conversation Guide: Patricia Weems Gaston, KU School of Journalism & Mass Communications.
Irin Carmon will deliver the Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture at 7:30pm CT on Thursday, September 30 for the Hall Center for the Humanities.
Sponsored by the KU Department of English, The Commons, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Project on the History of Black Writing, and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities
Michael Kleber-Diggs is the author of Worldly Things, for which he won the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems offer guidance on ways forward—toward radical
kindness and a socially responsible poetics. “Let’s create folklore side-by-side,” he urges, asking us to aspire to a form of nurturing defined by tenderness, to a kind of
community devoted to mutual prosperity. “All of us want,” after all, “our share of light, and just enough rainfall.”
Join Michael Kleber-Diggs for Coffee @ The Commons prior to the reading. Coffee @ The Commons is a series that offers space for more informal dialogues with visiting scholars.