November Events

Ta-Nehisi Coates Live Stream – “When Will France Have Its Barack Obama?”
Nov. 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline)
Best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates will lead a discussion on Obama’s presidency,French politics, race and identity with guests Pap Ndiaye, Benjamin Stora, Iris Deroeux & Jelani Cob. Free tickets available at

Being American: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez
Nov. 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
Co-Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Groundwork Lawrence, the National Park Service, Old South MeetingHouse, and Roxbury International Film Festival  This evening will feature a screening of the film “14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez ,” followed by a panel discussion on immigrant communities and what it means to be an American citizen. Register at to attend. 

Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall: Harry Belafonte
Nov. 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Faneuil Hall
Harry Belafonte, musician and activist who has been dedicated to changing the world since his work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1950’s, will give a lecture on Justice & Equality: Inspiring Activism. 

Día De los Muertos Celebration
Nov. 4, 6:00 p.m.
Cultural Center (Piano Row)
Join Amigos in celebration of Día de los Muertos with hot chocolate and pan de muerto.

Nov. 5, Time TBD
Museum of Fine Arts
This series of 80 one-minute plays presented by Company One in collaboration with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the One-Minute Play Festival was created in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and takes its title from the statistic that a black man, woman, or child is murdered at the hands of a vigilante, security guard,or police officer every 28 hours in the United States.

Poetry Reading by Kavi Ade
Nov. 7th, 6:30-8pm
MPR (Piano Row)
Come listen to the Brooklyn-born, Afro-Caribbean poet give his thoughts on gender, race, and intersectional identities.

Real Boy Screening and Q&A
Nov. 8th, 8pm
Bright Lights Family Screening Room (Paramount Building)
A Bright Lights screening of Real Boy, followed by a Q&A with the director, Shaleece Haas, and the subject of the film, Bennett Wallace. The film is the coming of age story of Bennett himself and his journey to find his voice.

Lunch and Learn with P. Carl
Nov. 9th, 12-1:30pm
MPR (Piano Row)
Come to the MPR to join the discussion of what it means to be transgender, and what you can do to support the trans people around you.

Theater Workshop with True Colors
Nov. 10th, 6-8pm
MPR (Piano Row)
This local youth theater troupe will be teaching their approach to training young LGBTQ+ and ally leaders.

Hip Hop’s Critical Gender Politics
Nov. 10, 10:00-11:45 a.m.
Room 210 (Walker Building)
During this lecture, Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer of Harvard University will discuss gender politics and hip hop, in particular how hip hop and womanism are becoming part of the solution for inequalities and issues associated with gendered identities.

Social Justice, Neutrality, and Balance with Special Guest: Jacey Fortin
Nov. 14, 5:45-8:00 p.m.
Bordy Theater (216 Tremont)
Freelance journalist Jacey Fortin will give a guest lecture on social justice, with opening remarks from Professor Claire Andrade-Watkins and a post-lecture discussion moderated by Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence Professor Carole Simpson. A reception hosted by the School of Communication will follow. 

Coffee and Conversation
Nov. 17, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Walker 10th Floor
Chat with members of the Emerson community at this event sponsored by International Student Affairs.

Film Screening: Out of Africa
Nov. 19, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Scandinavian Cultural Center (Waltham)
Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth.

Dream, Girl Documentary Screening
Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
General Assembly Downtown
Dream, Girl is the documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring & ambitious female entrepreneurs. Join us for an exclusive screening at General Assembly – popcorn included!

Chris Edwards Author Event
Nov. 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library
At a time when the word “transgender” didn’t really exist, and with some support from family, friends, and a great therapist, Chris Edwards began his transition to become the man he always knew he was meant to be. Join us in the Lecture Hall to hear him speak and read from his new book, Balls.

Lucie Pereira