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Events in March 2015

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  • Community-Building and Activism: VPR Summit

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Tufte Performance and Production Center

    Join us for food, community-building, activism, collaboration, and action! The summit will be 1-5pm on Sunday, March 29 and focus on non-violence and social justice. Please RSVP at or at All Emerson undergraduate, graduate, and international students are welcome!

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Office of Violence Prevention & Response with Division of Diversity and Inclusion

    For more information please contact:
    Melanie Matson

  • Emerson Global Engagement Speaker Series Presents: Megumi Ishimoto

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Walker Building

    Megumi Ishimoto is the founder of Women's Eye, a nonprofit that began as an organization supporting women in disaster-stricken areas, especially in evacuation centers and temporary houses. It has grown to connect communities with people who are able to work on rebuilding from the viewpoint of women "who are pillars of daily life." Women's Eye held 280 workshops between September 2011 and March 2014, with a total of 2,800 participants, with a number of activities such as knitting, cooking, exercising, gathering people who were separated from their communities, motivating elderly women isolated in evacuation centers and temporary housing, and fostering a community for people with similar issues. Ishimoto is a 2014 fellow of the Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative, a program established by Atsuko Fish and currently operated by the Fish Family Foundation and Simmons College. Her background is in NPO management, accounting, and executive assistance.

    A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk. 

    Sponsored by Education Abroad & Domestic Programs with International Student Affairs, Office of Service Learning & Community Action, International Students Association

    For more information please contact:
    Ilse Damkoehler

  • Screening of Selma followed by a panel discussion on civil rights from MLK to today

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Come to a screening of Ava Duvernay's Selma. Free and open to the public! A panel discussion will follow on civil rights then and now.

    Movie Synopsis: David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American civil-rights movement, and depicting the marches from Selma, AL, to the state capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for African Americans.


    Sylvia C. Spears, Ph.D., Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. Spears is a highly sought-after consultant and speaker. She is widely regarded as an effective champion for diversity, inclusion, and excellence in education. She holds a BA in Speech Communications, an MS in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in student affairs, and a PhD in Education, all from the University of Rhode Island.

    Professor Michael Brown, Department of Journalism. Michael Brown is a member of the New England Political Science Association and the American Political Science Association, as well as an elected member of the Northeastern University Corporation. His areas of interest include the First Amendment, international politics, civil rights issues and Third World politics & culture

    Student panelists:

    Willie Burnley (Editor and Chief of Lash Magazine, Student Advocate, Student Staffer for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs & GLBTQ Resources)

    Alexandria Ellison (Executive Board Member of EBONI, Executive Board Member of Flawless Brown)

    Sheba Wood: Student Government Association Multicultural Commissioner, Flawless Brown Member

    Kai Tshikosi: Student Activist

    In sponsorship with Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson and part of MIT's Women Take the Reel series.

    More info on Women Take the Reel here

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and GLBTQ resources

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Let's Talk Teaching Lunch Time Conversations

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Max Mutchnick Campus Center

    Collegial conversations, scheduled once a month, allow faculty to gather in a space and for a specific time in their schedule to talk to each other about teaching at Emerson College. CITL's Instructional Development Ambassadors will
    facilitate this conversation. This event will focus on discussion of how to sensitively and effectively address challenging and difficult topics in class, such as Ferguson or the Marathon bombing. Lunch will be served.

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

    For more information please contact:
    Claude Bartholomew

  • Launch Party: International Student Survey

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Common Ground, 10th Floor

    Join us for a launch party for the International Student Survey. 

    Come socialize, enjoy refreshments, and find out more about the International Student Survey. The survey will launch on March 31st and will give international students a chance share their experiences at Emerson College. The data we get will shape academic and social programming in the coming years.

    Students who come to the launch have a chance to win $25 giftcards to Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Student who take the survey have a chance to win a $50 giftcard to the Emerson Bookstore. 

    You can even bring your laptop or use one provided to take the survey at the party.

    See you there!


    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by International Student Affairs with Internationalization and Global Engagement.

    For more information please contact:
    Susannah Marcucci

  • Bright Lights: Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Michel Gondry, 88minutes, France, 2013
    From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art. Discussion with VMA faculty who contributed to the production will follow.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder