Against All Odds: Courage and Consciousness                        

How do you understand courage and consciousness?
How do you understand courage and consciousness?

In times of "alternative facts", rising separatism, and democracies in crisis, UW graduate students join together for a fast-paced evening of discovery. In this “short takes” event, each speaker will spend five minutes exploring ‘courage and consciousness’ through their own unique perspective—including visuals: How do you understand courage and consciousness?

This event, organized by doctoral students of Germanics, will encompass an informal evening that features a variety of takes on the topic, followed by a reception with opportunities for further discussion, connection making, and community building. We encourage you to join us and explore this topic through the lenses of music, art, literature, religion, cinema, sciences, and more. If you are an artist or musician, we encourage you to share your work with us.

This event keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more students across campus a chance to show and learn. Share your approach on a topic. A short presentation (between 600 to 900 words) is more likely to have a clear focus, which will improve your presentation skills through editing and narrowing the scope and/or depth of what you want to say.

Short proposals (50-100 words) may be sent to (organizational team: Jasmin Krakenberg, Justin Mohler, and Kristina Pilz) by April 7, 2017. The event is scheduled for May 25, 2017, 6 - 8pm (reception to follow).