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The Cassandra Voss Center to Host Beck Krefting and Micia Mosely

From St. Norbert College, October 28, 2015
by Mariah Doughman, mariah.doughman@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The Cassandra Voss Center (CVC) at St. Norbert College will host Beck Krefting and Micia Mosely. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Cassandra Voss Center. Krefting and Mosely will present "You Just Tweeted WHAT?!: Race, Gender and Comedians in the Digital Age." It is free and open to the public.

Social media has a vast impact on the comedy industry, from changing interactions between fans and comics, to altering the actual content of comedy. Krefting and Mosely will investigate how women, LGBTQ comics and comedians of color cohere in the new media age as performers and humor producers.

Krefting is an assistant professor of American studies at Skidmore College in New York, where she teaches in gender studies and directs media and film studies. She is the award-winning author of "All Joking Aside: American Humor and Its Discontents." Krefting also does scholarship on comedy, performance, race and pop culture.

Mosely is a lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley and at the University of Massachusetts-Boston; she is also a national educational equity consultant and facilitator. She leads community workshops, writes and performs theatre and stand-up, and partners with the National Equity Project, Posse Foundation and Urban Teaching Corps on community-based education.

The Cassandra Voss Center, established in 2013, houses the Joan P. Schaupp Women's Center, the Men's Initiative, the women's and gender studies discipline, and other student amenities. The CVC honors Cassandra Voss who lost her life in a car accident in 2007 during her senior year at St. Norbert College. Voss was to be the first student on campus to complete an individualized major in women's and gender studies.

For more information on the program and the Cassandra Voss Center, visit http://www.snc.edu/cvc, email cvc@snc.edu or call 920-403-1342.