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  • International Coffee Hour (Special Edition)

    Apr2520131:15 pm - 3:00 pm

    Max Mutchnick Campus Center
    Cultural Center

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by International Student Affairs

    For more information please contact:
    Yelena Galperina

     Come connect and let your heart speak in the wake of the Marathon tragedy.

  • Language, Resistance and Revival-- A Book Talk with Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh

    Apr2520136:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Walker Building

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

    For more information please contact:
    Ashley Alexander


    Please join the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies for a talk with Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh the author of the newly released Language, Resistance and Revival -- Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland.

    Language, Resistance and Revival tells the untold story of the truly groundbreaking linguistic and educational developments that took place among Republican prisoners in Long Kesh prison from 1972-2000.

    During a period of bitter struggle between Republican prisoners and the British state, the Irish language was taught and spoken as a form of resistance during incarceration. The book unearths this story for the first time and analyses the rejuvenating impact it had on the cultural revival in the nationalist community beyond the prison walls.

    Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh explores a key period in Irish history through the original and 'insider' accounts of key protagonists in the contemporary Irish language revival.

    This event is sponsored by the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
    and is free and open to the public.

  • The Cultural, Social, and Economic Underpinnings of American Violence

    Apr2520136:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Paramount Center
    Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater

    Sponsored by President's Office

    For more information please contact:
    Carole McFall

    Emerson College will host the last public panel discussion in its four-part Made in America: Our Gun Violence Culture series. The fourth panel, titled "The Cultural, Social, and Economic Underpinnings of American Violence," will explore economic inequalities that lead to violence; how communities affect the socialization of young people; the impact of laws and sentencing for juvenile defenders; and programs and policies that bring about change and provide opportunities.

    The panel will include the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services Edward Dolan; Boston NAACP President Michael Curry; Director of the Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services Josh Dohan; Programming Director of Roca Inc. (a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works with high-risk youth) Dana Betts; and Director of Health Equities Programs at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Neil Maniar.

    Part of Emerson President Lee Pelton's initiative to engage in conversations about gun violence, the four-part panel series has explored many areas including the Second Amendment and what impact media and video games has on gun violence.

    Biographies of panel participants
    Michael Curry, President of Boston NAACP, was elected in November 2010 to the Boston Branch, and since then, has reestablished a relationship with Boston's business community and is working to support local diversity initiatives. The Branch has become increasingly engaged in state legislative issues and has begun to launch several campaigns aimed at addressing local issues, including education quality, violence, economic development, and health disparities. Recently, Curry also launched the inaugural Boston NAACP's Summer Job – Pipeline to Leadership Program, where youth receive a stipend to support the NAACP's activities, participate in meetings and receive training in the critical areas for effective leadership. Curry was raised by a single mother, Mahalia Curry, in the Lenox Street Projects and then on Quincy Street in Roxbury—both communities overwhelmed by drugs, gangs, poverty, and unemployment.
    Edward Dolan, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, was appointed Commissioner in May 2012 after serving as its Deputy Commissioner for 14 years. During his tenure at DYS, Dolan's leadership and commitment has been critical to shaping the direction of the Department to a focus on positive youth development. A strong advocate for implementing reform practices that reshape and strengthen the juvenile justice system, Commissioner Dolan has more than 30 years of experience in criminal and juvenile justice issues and an extensive background in public administration, finance, social policy, and urban planning. Commissioner Dolan's vision for the work of the Department of Youth Services is to promote unwavering pursuit of positive change in the youth in our care and custody. Through his vision, DYS is committed to creating and owning bold and effective strategies to impact the life trajectories for these youth, foster the improved quality of life for their families and support efforts that make our communities safer.

    Joshua Dohan, Esq., Director of the Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, became a public defender in 1988 and joined the Youth Advocacy Division (YAD) at its inception, as its first staff attorney in 1992 and assumed the role of Director in 1999. Dohan is on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Juvenile Justice and is President of the Board for the Youth Advocacy Foundation. He is a founding Member of the Equal Justice Partnership, a member of the LeadBoston class of 2001, a member of the Institutional Review Board of both Children's Hospital and Tufts University, a member of the Massachusetts Probation Advisory Board, and a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Institute on Race and Justice. In 2001, the Youth Advocacy Division became the first Juvenile Defender organization to win the Clara Shortridge Foltz award for outstanding achievement from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. In 2011, Massachusetts was recognized by the MacArthur Foundation as a Champion of Change for creating YAD, the first statewide juvenile defender department in the country.

    Dana Betts, Director of Programming at Roca Inc. (a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works with high-risk youth), began her career at the organization eight years ago as a Roca Youth Worker. Today, as the Program Director, she oversees program implementation for Roca's highest risk males, ages 17-24 years old. Roca's mission is to help disengaged and disenfranchised young people move out of violence and poverty. Roca has designed and administers a cognitive-behavioral intervention model, enabling young people to move toward outcomes of economic independence and living out of harm's way.

    Neil Maniar, PhD, MPH, Director of Health Equity Programs at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, addresses a wide range of critical public health problems by focusing on the root causes of disparities associated with these outcomes. The goal is to improve the lives of Boston's residents by creating healthier and safer communities. Before joining Brigham and Women's Hospital, Maniar developed the Youth Violence Prevention Program in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and founded and co-chaired the Massachusetts Coalition for Youth Violence Prevention. In addition, Maniar also serves on the Advisory Board of the State Street Foundation Youth Violence Prevention Funders Learning Collaborative and on the Expert Advisory Board for the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI). An important component of the State Street Foundation YVP Collaborative effort is to evolve a shared leadership model. An Advisory Committee of agency, business, and thought leaders provides insight into youth violence prevention and serve as Collaborative Ambassadors to the greater community. A leadership team comprised of co-chairs and content experts identify how best to operationalize and support key strategic actions. Members of three working groups - Family Supports and Mental Health, Workforce Development and Education, and Youth Development and Mentoring - engage in learning and dialog to determine those strategic actions. Maniar is also on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Public Health Association and the Full Frame Initiative.


  • Bright Lights: BOSCPUG presents VISUAL STORYTELLERS - Featuring filmmaker BEN CONSOLI on "Real World FCP X Workflow" and PATRICK SCULLEY on "PixelFlow

    Apr2520137:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

    Featuring filmmaker BEN CONSOLI on "Real World FCP X Workflow" and PATRICK SCULLEY on "PixelFlow in YOUR Workflow" - and more!

    Ben Consoli is a director, DP, editor and Final Cut Pro X power user. Within one year of the release of FCP X, Ben upgraded his entire production company, BC Media Productions, to FCP X. Ben's unique presentation will demonstrate the real-world FCP X workflow that he uses on every project he produces.

    Also - Come interact with PixelFlow's Patrick Sculley to experience how this revolutionary tool can accelerate your workflow and content creation business. PixelFlow is a simple, cloud based post production management tool that helps you promote teamwork, enhance client relationships and increase your production value. PixelFlow is a professional way to securely share and review digital assets with other creatives working in the same room or dispersed globally.

    Plus more to be announced shortly!

    Our April 25th BOSCPUG includes Easy Validated Parking and post reception featuring food and drinks at SALVATORE'S - plus your chance to win filmmaker prizes in the Big Dig Raffle!

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