Events on Thursday, September 19, 2013
Book Celebration for Wendy W. Walters
Sep1920135:30 pm - 7:00 pmWalker Building
Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
Please join the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies as we celebrate Wendy W. Walter's book and achievement. Opening new perspectives on Atlantic history and culture, Archives of the Black Atlantic generates a dialogue between what was and what might have been. In this book Wendy W. Walters argues that references to archival documents in black historical literature introduce a new methodology for studying both the archive and literature itself, engaging in a transnational and interdisciplinary reading that exposes the instability of the archive's truth claim and highlights rebellious possibility. Through literary engagement with the archives of the slave trader, colonizer, and courtroom, black international writers teach us to read the archives of history anew, probing between the documents for stories left untold, questions left unanswered, and freedoms enacted against all odds.
Refreshments will be served.
Bright Lights: Ameer Got His Gun
Sep1920137:00 pm - 9:00 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts
Ameer Got His Gun (directed by Naomi Levari)
Ameer Abu Ria is about to enlist in the army. As opposed to the majority of eighteen-year-old boys in Israel, for whom army service is mandatory, Ameer is exempt from military service under the assumption that his enlistment may endanger Israel's security. That is because Ameer, an Israeli citizen, is a Muslim Arab. And yet, Ameer has decided to volunteer. He believes that his induction is the way to equality, he believes this is the way to belong to the state he lives in, the state he wants to love.
He is considered an enemy, a fifth column in the eyes of Israeli Jews, and a traitor of the worst kind in the eyes of Arab citizens; the kind who turns against his brothers.
All alone, Ameer sets out on a journey to civic and self-definition, while carefully navigating the thin line between Jewish and Arab societies. Ameer, an eternal optimist, wishes to be both a proud Arab and an enthusiastic Israeli, while his only enemy is reality.
The Different Flavors of Latin America
Sep1920137:00 pm - 9:00 pmLittle Building
This event is not open to the public.
Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs with Amigos
For more information please contact:
Tikesha_Morgan [at] emerson.edu (Tikesha Morgan)617-824-8637
Live Latin Band Night with Cuban/Mexican/Venezuelan Food!
The Violence Divide: Race and Class Disparities in the Media's Response to Gun Violence
Sep1920137:00 pm - 9:00 pmCutler Majestic Theatre
Sponsored by ArtsEmerson with Elma Lewis Center
The Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research and ArtsEmerson:The World On Stage present a panel discussion on the presence of race and class disparities in media responses to urban and suburban acts of violence. The conversation is being presented in conjunction with ArtsEmerson's presentation of Columbinus, a powerful and poignant drama based on the 1999 school shootings at Columbine High School.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Kelly Bates, Esq., Founding Executive Director of the Elma Lewis Center with an introduction by Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College, who has been a national leader on the issue of gun safety. Panelists include Phillip Martin (Senior Investigative Reporter, WGBH-FM), Courtney Mark Grey (Director of Trauma Services, Boston Public Health Commission), Michael Patrick MacDonald (Author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie and Easter Rising, co-founder of Boston's city-wide gun buyback program), Betty Shoels (aunt of Columbine shooting victim Isaiah Shoels) and Taisha Akins (Activist).
This free event is open to the public. RSVPs are recommended and may be submitted via this form or by phone to the ArtsEmerson Box Office at 617.824.8400. This panel will be live streamed through HowlRound TV.