Events on Thursday, April 11, 2013
"Race and Ethnicity: Key Concepts" - Book Celebration with Dean Amy Ansell
Apr1120135:30 pm - 7:00 pmLittle Building
Charles Beard Room
Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
Please join the Institue for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies as we celebrate the recent publication of Amy Ansell, Dean of Liberal Arts.
Race and Ethnicity:
The Key Concepts
Against those who argue that the moment for ethnic and racial studies has passed, with the decline of the new social movements that informed its academic institutionalization, Race and Ethnicity: The Key Concepts (Routledge 2013), demonstrates how the field has rapidly grown and thrived in its endeavor to carefully delineate the new patterns of expression of race and ethnicity in the contemporary period. Indeed, racial and ethnic phenomena, as well as the scholarly concepts and tools employed to engage them, are dynamic and ever changing. Perhaps due in part to the wide variety of disciplines and theoretical positions represented in the field, often the concepts themselves become the terrain of contestation and debate. What is constant is that the tension between sameness and difference – or we and them – that undergirds all entries in the book will undoubtedly endure as a feature in the organization of human life into the foreseeable future.
Bright Lights: Far From Afghanistan with directors (and professors) John Gianvito and Rob Todd
Apr1120137:00 pm - 10:30 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts
Inspired by the 1967 collaborative undertaking, Far From Vietnam (Loin Du Vietnam), that united a variety of filmmakers, cameramen, editors and technicians "to knit together imagery of the war, interviews, intellectual styles, fictional incursions and documentary footage in a bid to counter and interpret the intensive media coverage and propaganda manipulated by the American government", Far From Afghanistan strives to contribute to the international effort to redirect US policy away from military and political intervention toward true humanitarian and developmental care-giving (if and when requested). Bringing together some of the boldest and most politically-progressive U.S. filmmakers to speak from within the war machine, alongside contributions from native filmmakers throughout Afghanistan, Far From Afghanistan will examine through a mosaic of approaches – issues of shared responsibility, history and memory – all in a concerted effort to help accelerate political resistance to the war.
Far From Afghanistan seeks to generate vital dialogue around the war and the broader ways that US foreign policy impacts people here and across the globe. In so doing this, we hope to foster partnerships and collaborations with individuals, groups, and organizations at home and abroad. Most centrally, the project plans to connect with and provide assistance to humanitarian organizations with aligned missions, both in Afghanistan and domestically. Please help us in spreading the word and don't hesitate to reach out.
More details here
2013 Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival
Apr1120137:30 pm - 9:00 pmBoston College
Yawkey Athletic Center
Murray Funcion Room
Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing with Poetry Days, Boston College Magazine
Thursday, April 11, 7:30 PM
Reception to follow
Students selected by professors at 26 Boston-area colleges and universities, including Emerson's own Victoria Martins, will read from their own poetry at this annual intercollegiate poetry event. Peter Fallon, Irish poet, editor, and publisher, will be the keynote speaker.
This event is free and open to the public.