Upcoming Events

April Events

Wicked Queer Film Festival 

Mar. 30-Apr. 9, Various Times

Get ready for 11 days of the year’s best LGBTQ films! Meet flimmakers and other film fans, attend film premieres, and mix and mingle at the 33rd annual festival! For more information visit their website.


Woman on Fire

Apr 3, 6:30-8:30p.m.

Fenway Community Health Center

In February 2015, the Village Voice heralded the arrival of “New York’s Bravest” – Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. As a third-generation firefighter, Brooke has a passion for heroism that runs in her blood. Her father George is a respected lieutenant and 9/11 survivor with a 35-year legacy in the FDNY. People always asked Brooke if she would follow in her father’s footsteps. But when Brooke transitions from male to female in her father’s workplace, it poses not only a challenge to a macho profession, but also to the customs of the people she cares about the most – her traditional family.


Autism and the Social Disability Spectrum: Practical Advice

Apr 4 7:00-8:00p.m 

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 

Join us to learn about autism and the range of ability to have positive social interactions. Eric Pegnam, LICSW, is a social worker with almost 20 years’ experience working with children and adults on the autism spectrum. In this presentation Mr. Pegnam will look at the diagnosis of autism and its prevalence rate. He will also discuss the strengths and challenges of people with autism and how parents, friends, and professionals can help them.


Cosecha – A Day Without Immigrants and Beyond

Apr 5, 12:00-1:00p.m.

The NonProfit Center 

The NonProfit Center and TSNE are excited to announce a Lunch and Learn session with representatives from Cosecha’s local chapter to inform us about the planned Day Without Immigrants on May 1st and to explain how this fits in to the bigger picture for the immigrant rights movement. Cosecha is a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.


Jeans for Justice

Apr. 6 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street

Much more than an event, Jeans for Justice encourages all campus community members to wear jeans on Thursday, April 6 as a visible protest against all forms of power-based interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, stalking, and abusive relationships. Together, we are visually stating that no one deserves to be harmed, no matter who they are, what they are doing, where they are, or what they are wearing. Participate in this international campaign to demonstrate support for non-violence and those who have experienced power-based interpersonal violence. There will be a Jeans for Justice rally from 12:00-1:00pm in the Bill Bordy Theater, including speakers, performances, recognition, and refreshments. Jeans for Justice is one of a number of activities throughout April honoring Communities United Against Violence.


Fighting Time: Exploring the Social Impact of Wrongful Conviction Presenter: Amy Banks, M.D.

Apr 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cheever House-Wellesley College 

In April of 1979, a sixteen year-old boy, was tried as an adult and convicted of killing a professor in New Orleans, LA. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole and sent to the bloodiest prison in the country, Angola, to live out his days. Twelve years later his conviction was overturned due to prosecution misconduct.  Amy Banks, MD, the daughter of the professor killed in New Orleans, will lead attendees on an exploration of the complicated impact of wrongful conviction on the families of both the victim and the accused. She will weave into the discussion excerpts from her third book project, Fighting Time, a collaboration with Isaac Knapper, the man falsely accused of killing her father.


Lunch & Learn Showcase-Alternative Spring Break

Apr. 6 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Common Ground,  10th Floor Walker Building

On April 6th, participants from the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs invite you to join a Lunch & Learn discussion about this important social justice issue. Students and staff who dedicated their spring break week to engage in service in the community will share their experiences and facilitate a conversation about these important topics and what they learned here in Boston and in El Paso, Texas at the Juárez, México border.

Enjoy catered refreshments from local eateries, participate in our dialogue, and learn how you can be involved in the movement for immigrant justice that builds bridges, not walls.


Defending Our Civil Rights in the Age of Trump

Apr 19, 7:30-9:00p.m.

Beacon Hill Friends House

City Councilor Josh Zakim will discuss measures that the Boston City Council has taken to protect and defend civil rights and liberties, especially since President Trump took office, as well as ways that cities, towns, and individuals can speak up and work together to advance legislative and policy solutions to issues of social justice.


Video and Discussion: Non-Violent Resistance

Apr 23, 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Boston Ethical Community

We will be viewing a video of the TED Talk by Jamila Raqib: “The secret to effective nonviolent resistance” and then discuss it and its implications.


Remember When-A Musical Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Research

Apr 26, 7:00-9:00p.m.

Coolidge Corner Theater

Mark your calendar to attend this delightful, original musical designed to help fund important research and build awareness of the power of music in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. A heartwarming musical adventure through the past turns out to hold the key to a bright future in this one-woman show to benefit Alzheimer’s research. All donations benefit local charity, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.


Not Just on College Campuses: Sexual Violence and Title IX in K-12 Schools

Apr 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cheever House-Wellesley College 

Just as Title IX sexual violence complaints filed by college students grow monthly, so do complaints filed against K-12 school districts. As of January 4, 2017, 124 sexual violence complaints are under investigation at 110 elementary and secondary institutions. This conversation/presentation by a senior research scientist (Stein), a lawyer (Schwartz) and a senior Wellesley College student researcher (Clark) is a “work in progress.” Their research journey began in December 2014 when they filed their first Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), requesting information about sexual violence complaints filed against K-12 schools. The presenters will share insights derived from their labyrinth-like quest for information and provide lessons to school employees, students, and families to address and mitigate sexual violence.


Attacks Against Girls’ Education as a Tactic of Terror

Apr 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Room 413 Wellesley College 

From Malala to the girls of Chibok in Nigeria, in many parts of the world, there is a war being waged against girls’ education. Malala remains a powerful symbol of girls whose lives are under attack for attending school, but thousands of other girls are threatened daily for their temerity in attending school. Despite Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women Peace and Security and its progeny, no security council resolution addresses attacks on girl’s education directly. Given that attacks against girl’s education have become strategic weapons of war, it is important to adopt a UNSCR that addresses attacks against girl’s education as a tool of terror.


Housing and Immigrant Rights

Apr 30, 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Boston Ethical Community

John Froio, Deputy Director, Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, will talk about housing issues and CLSACC’s efforts to promote immigration rights.


 

March Events

Queer Monologues

Mar 1. 8:00 p.m.

Cabaret, Summer Street

A collaborative work of monologues written and performed by Queer Emerson students.


Othello in the Seraglio: The Tragedy of Sümbül the Black Eunuch a coffeehouse opera

Mar. 2, 7:00 p.m.

Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, Paramount Center.

Othello in the Seraglio, a uniquely powerful “coffeehouse opera,” tells an age-old story of passionate love and murderous jealousy, of a black slave at the 17th century Ottoman Court who rises to power and riches, only to come to a tragic end. The multi-layered script is by NEC music historian Robert Labaree, while the stunning score, by Boston composer and Grammy nominee Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, weaves together Italian Baroque and Turkish sources with his own newly-composed music into a tapestry of uncanny beauty. Othello is performed on European period instruments and traditional Turkish instruments by an ensemble of 12 instrumentalists, singers and a dramatic storyteller. At 7 p.m. there will be a panel discussion with Pulitzer prize winning scholar, Stephen Greenblatt, on the diverse societies of Islam and the treatment of race in Shakespeare. The performance itself will start at 8:00 p.m.


Invisible: Imprints of Racism

Mar. 3,4,10 and 11

Semel Theater, Tufte Performance and Production Center

The hour-long piece Invisible: Imprints from Racism, is a mixed genre performance that utilizes modern and hip hop dancers from beheard.world’s (see Boston Globe review) cast who combine with three of Boston’s finest poets to plumb the emotional issues of race in urban America. Under the directorial leadership of choreographer Anna Myer and playwright Jay Paris, the performance explores the difficult parameters of what divides us but also what is available beyond anger and victimization to what we share in common that can lead us to empathy.  The full length piece is enhanced by the music of Andrew Bird. The piece is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience.


The Future of the Past: Open Wound and Stories of Partition

Mar 06, 9:00 a.m. – Apr 02, 2017 5:00p.m

Marran Gallery: 34 Mellen Street Cambridge, MA 02138

How can personal narratives help most accurately contextualize the complex cultural histories, identity, and collective memory of the brutality of the British India Partition? Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s photo-animation exhibit, “Open Wound: Stories of Partition”, and the work of The 1947 Partition Archive seek to address that gap by giving voice to the turmoil experienced by those who were displaced by the Partition.


Feminist Global Health as Peace Research: Lessons from Breast Cancer Advocates in Nigeria

Mar. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cheever House – Wellesley College

In this presentation, Confortini will discuss a co-authored work in progress that seeks to examine global health approaches to the emerging cancer ‘epidemics’ in Nigeria through a feminist peace studies lens. Drawing lessons from Nigerian breast cancer advocates, Confortini and her co-author seek to uncover and untangle the different forms of violence that lie at the heart of global health responses to cancer in the Global South. A feminist-informed, peace studies approach to global health is necessary, they argue, to fully understand how global health interventions can advance, rather than hamper, greater justice and human flourishing. This program is part of the Lunchtime Seminar Series hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College.


Hidden Gems, A Program of Award-Winning Films by Pioneering Artist and Filmmaker Camille Billops

Mar. 29, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

The program will include Suzanne, Suzanne, which chronicles the life of a survivor of domestic abuse, and was selected for preservation in the 2016 National Film Registry by the Library of Congress; Finding Christa, which documents Billops’s reunion with her daughter and explores intergenerational relations, and was winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1992 Sundance Film; and Take Your Bags, Billops’s examination of slavery and cultural theft told in an informal, familiar storytelling style.


Joshua Sobol Lecture: “Theatre as a Form of Resistance to Oppression”

Mar. 30, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Semel Theater, Tufte Performance and Production Center

An opportunity to meet one of Israel’s most esteemed writers and intellectual thinkers. How can theatre be used as a mean towards social change? Engage with Joshua Sobol as he lectures on theatre as a form of resistance during oppression. Joshua Sobol (Playwright in Residence) is a playwright, director and author. Sobol has written over 75 plays and directed productions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Israel and the United States.

 

 

 

 

February Events

King Liz 

Feb. 16-19, 8:00-10:30 p.m.

Semel Theater, Tufte Performance and Production Center

Tickets: www.aestages.org

Sponsored by Emerson Stage with Performing Arts and directed by Fernanda Coppel, this play explores themes of race and socioeconomic status as it follows the career paths of a black female sports agent and a young Afro-Latin teenage athlete.

 

Black Rainbow Ball 

Feb.17, 8:00 p.m.

Courtyard Mariott Downtown

A night of dinner and dancing to benefit The Theater Offensive while celebrating Black History Month. Tickets will be $5.

 

A Lecture and Screening with Pablo Martinez Zarate 

Feb. 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Pablo Martinez Zarate, a filmmaker, artist, professor, and writer from Mexico City, will give lecture titled “War Machines as a Principle of Media Design: A Critical Pedagogy for Times of Crisis.” The lecture will be followed by a screening of three short films on territory, memory, and imagination.

 

Tracy K. Smith Conversation and Reading 

Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.

Beard Room, Little Building

Tracy K. Smith, critically acclaimed poet and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University, will engage in conversation with Richard Hoffman, followed by a reading at 6 p.m. Part of the WLP Reading Series.

 

Kizomba Dance Workshop 

Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m.

Paramount Studio 2

Learn Afro-Caribbean dance with an instructor from Masacote Dance School.

 

Rewriting Race 

Feb. 27, 8:00 p.m.

Walker 522

An evening with award-winning poet Clint Smith, sponsored by Emerson Poetry Project. Part of EBONI’s Black History Month celebration.

December Events

Immigrant Rights in Trump’s America

Dec. 1, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

MIT

Prof. John Tirman, executive director of the MIT Center for International Studies, will speak on “Immigrant Rights in Trump’s America.”

 

Flawless Stage Presents: Internalized Monologues

Dec. 1-Dec. 2, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

The Cabaret (Little Building)

Flawless Brown Stage is a theatre troupe for women of color dedicated to sharing marginalized stories through a theatrical medium.

 

Bright Lights Screening: Do Not Resist

Dec. 6, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Bright Family Screening Room

Do Not Resist is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Opening on startling on-the-scene footage in Ferguson, Missouri, the film then broadens its scope to present scenes from across the country—a conference presentation where the value of high-end weapons technologies is presented to potential police buyers, a community that has just received its very own military-grade tank, and a SWAT team arriving at a home to execute a warrant. The cumulative effect of these vignettes paints a startling picture of the direction our local law enforcement is headed. Discussion with director and alum Craig Atkinson (MA ’08) to follow.

 

Identi-TEA Discussion Series: Exploring Identities

Dec. 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Campus Center L151 (Piano Row)

Enjoy tea and cookies while discussing identity with peers. Topics will include exploring the benefits and challenges of discussing new identities with family during winter break.

 

Coffee and Conversation

Dec. 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Walker 10th Floor

Chat with members of the Emerson community at this event sponsored by International Student Affairs.

 

Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Cost: $8)

Dec. 8-11, 8:00-10:30 p.m.

Semel Theater 

Set in Victorian Britain, Mrs. Warren’s Profession tells the story of Kitty Warren, a former prostitute and current brothel owner, and her daughter Vivie, an intelligent and pragmatic young woman who has recently graduated from university. As the two women become acquainted with each other for the first time, their stark differences force their relationship apart. Extremely socially advanced for the time, Shaw addresses issues of gender roles and the complexity of being female in Victorian times, still resonant today.

 

Navidad Latina

Dec. 10, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Veronica Robles Cultural Center (East Boston)

Celebrate with us the Nativity at a Latino Style Program.

 

Yoga for People of Color and Friends in the Post-Election Climate

Dec. 11, 1:15-4:15 p.m.

Down Under School of Yoga (Brookline)

Many of us have experienced a change in climate in this post-election period. In this workshop we use Iyengar asana practice, small-group contemplative activities, and large circle sharing to cultivate stability, compassion, and clarity of mind, and to kindle the fires of justice and hope. We practice as a community so “the light of wisdom may radiate” (Yoga Sutra 2.28) in obscure times. Activities will be co-led by Kris Manjapra along with Manju Vachher and Annie Hoffman. All are welcome to this workshop.
This event is free with a requested cash or check donations to the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England Community Service Fund.

 

Diversity in Design

Dec. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

General Assembly Downtown

Advancements and innovations in design continue to transform everyday life. Unlike almost any other discipline, design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives. However, there is one area in which design as a profession is lagging: diversity. The truth is, approximately 86% of professional designers are Caucasian. Yet race is only part of the picture. Diversity in design means diversity of experience, perspective, and creativity—otherwise known as diversity of thought—and these can be shaped by multiple factors including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, ability/disability and location, among others.
On Dec 14th, General Assembly and CreativeMornings will join forces to tackle this future of diversity in design head-on. So join us for some mingling, drinking, and a thoughtful, but light-hearted, discussion featuring some of Boston’s best designers.

 

Cultural Survival Bazaar

Dec. 16, 10:00 a.m.- Dec. 18, 8:00 p.m.

Prudential Center

This free admission festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Indigenous artists from around the world. Enjoy demonstrations by artists and live music from around the world. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures and celebrate the holidays with a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world. Cultural Survival is a non-profit organization that advocates for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience. For more, visit cs.org.

 

 

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 www.coolidge.org.

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 http://osmhnov3-16.bpt.me 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.

EVERY 28 HOURS
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.

October Events

Building the Bridge: A Discussion on America’s Racial Divide
Oct. 5, 8:00 p.m.
Cultural Center (Max Mutchnick Campus Center)
Join EBONI and guest speaker Haywood Fennell of the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Project for a discussion of the current racial climate in America and where the country can go from here.

Speak Up! Art is Action – MassLEAP Youth Spoken Word Exhibition 
Oct. 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Edward M. Kennedy Institute  
Listen to young Boston area poets share perspectives on important contemporary issues. Featuring original spoken word poetry followed by a panel discussion. Register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-up-art-is-actionmassleap-youth-spoken-word-exhibition-tickets-27199761218?_ga=1.73228499.1384508211.1470234297

Maximizing the Odds
Oct. 6, 10:00-11:45 a.m.
Bill Bordy Theater (216 Tremont)
Featuring guest speakers from Emerson’s faculty and administration and a performance by Flawless Brown, Maximizing the Odds is a special conversation for multicultural and LGBTQ students on increasing your likelihood of success.

Creating 1000 Cranes
Oct. 6, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Cultural Center (Max Mutchnick Campus Center)
If you are a fan of origami, snacks, or solidarity, join ASIA for an evening of viewing videos made by NBC Asian America and folding paper cranes to show support for Black Lives Matter.

Dragtoberfest
Oct. 7, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Cabaret (Little Building)
Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone kicks off Queer History month with their annual drag show in the Cabaret.

2016 LGBT Youth Empowerment Conference 
Oct. 8-9
MIT Tang Center 
The annual Youth Empowerment Conference is a space for LGBTQ youth of color and allies to connect and learn together. Register and find out more at http://www.hbgc-ourtimenow.org/about-us

T. Howard Foundation Meet and Greet
Oct. 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room (Max Mutchnick Campus Center)
The T. Howard Foundation Internship Program aims to connect minority students with internships in the multimedia and entertainment industry. Learn about the internship application process at this information session, or visit www.t-howard.org for more information.

WLP Faculty and Alumni Reading Series: Jerald Walker and Caitlin McGill
Oct. 12, 4;00-7:00
Charles Beard Room (Little Building)
Distinguished authors Jerald Walker and Caitlin McGill will read from their work, followed by a Q&A.

Teach-In on Race
Oct. 14, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Cutler Majestic Theater
An all-day event featuring panels of experts and active engagement in discussion of race and racism, the college-wide diversity teach-in will open with a lecture from keynote speaker Eddie Glaude of Princeton University entitled “A Revolution of Value: A Politics for Our Time.”

Bright Lights: Good Luck Soup with director/alumnus Matthew Hashiguchi
Oct. 18, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Bright Family Screening Room (Paramount Center)
In this documentary, Matthew Hashiguchi delves into his and his family’s identities as Japanese Americans. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Between Racism and Islamophobia: Resistance and Solidarity in a Changing Europe
Oct. 20, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Cabaret (Little Building)
Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, this talk by Miriyam Aouragh from the University of Westminster will explore modern day activism, racism, and Islamophobia.

WLP Publishing Series: Diversity in Children’s and Young Adult Publishing
Oct. 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cabaret (Little Building)
This panel of editors and authors of children’s and young adult books, moderated by WLP Associate Professor Jabari Asim, will discuss the state of multicultural representation in children’s and young adult literature.

Gay and Middle Eastern in Post-Orlando America
Oct. 24, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room (Max Mutchnick Campus Center)
Dr. Sa’ed Adel Atshan of Swarthmore College, who has worked as an LGBTQ rights activist in the Middle East, will discuss the tragedy of the Orlando massacre and the larger implications of homophobia that arose in its wake.

Coffee and Conversation
Oct. 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Walker 10
Come by the Common Ground space on Walker 10 for coffee and company.

 

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