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  • Off Campus Housing Workshop

    2/28/13
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Max Mutchnick Campus Center
    118

    Interested in learning more about the off campus housing process? Not sure when and where to start your housing search? Come and have your questions answered during an Off Campus Housing Workshop. During these workshops we will go over everything from budget, to roommates, to neighborhoods, and much more. See you there!

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Off-Campus Student Services

    For more information please contact:
    Steven Martin

  • Bright Lights: Have You Heard From Johannesburg with director Connie Field

    2/28/13
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    This story traces the complex and fascinating drama of the anti-apartheid movement in one of South Africa's most important allies, the United States. The US is a key battleground, with African-Americans at the center of the struggle. The campaigns take place in boardrooms, universities, embassies, and finally in the US Congress itself, where a stunning victory is won against the formidable opposition of President Ronald Reagan. African-Americans, for the first time in history, have turned the tide and altered the direction of US foreign policy. The US, once the backbone of support for the apartheid regime as her ally in the Cold War, finally imposes sanctions on Pretoria. This is part five of a seven part series on the global anti-apartheid movements, stretching from 1946-1990.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Institiute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Apartheid and the Club of the West Film Screening

    2/28/13
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Join the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Visual and Media Arts Department for a screening and discussion with the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Connie Field.

    Long one of South Africa's most important and powerful allies, the United States becomes a key battleground in the anti-apartheid movement as African-Americans lead the charge to change the government's policy toward the apartheid regime. A grassroots movement to get colleges, city councils, and states to divest their holdings in companies doing business in South Africa spreads across the entire nation pressuring the U.S. Congress to finally sanction South Africa. This stunning victory is won against the formidable opposition of President Ronald Reagan. African-Americans significantly alter U.S. foreign policy for the first time in history. European sanctions follow, and with them, the political isolation of the apartheid regime.

    For more information on the film, please visit http://www.clarityfilms.org/haveyouheardfromjohannesburg/episodes.php.
     

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with Visual & Media Arts Department

    For more information please contact:
    Colleen Heffernan

  • Metamorphosis

    2/28/13
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Paramount Center Mainstage
    See artsemerson.org for ticket pricing information

     ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Metamorphosis. Kafka's terrifying but bizarrely comic story bursts onto the stage in this theatrically explosive new version. Fantastic and horrific, surprisingly funny and poignant, the ordinary, unremarkable life of the Samsa family turns upside down when their son, Gregor, emerges one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a gigantic bug. Combining breathtaking physicality and daring aerial action, the recently transformed Gregor lithely negotiates a gravity-defying split level set in this hugely acclaimed production directed and adapted by Gisli Örn Gardarsson and David Farr. With evocative original music composed by world-renowned musician and lyricist Nick Cave and long-time collaborator Warren Ellis from The Bad Seeds, the music emphasizes Kafka's dream-like vision and turns it into an electrifying reality.

    Emerson Community (Faculty, Staff, Parents, Alumni) memberships are half-price—just $30! Your membership more than pays for itself instantly, and comes with a host of special benefits and privileges, such as ticket savings and a complimentary ticket*.

    Emerson Student Memberships are FREE! Just stop by the Box Office and show us your student ID and you can get advance tickets for only $15 each ($10 rush!). Memberships and tickets cannot be purchased online, but once you validate your ID with us in person, you can purchase tickets over the phone or in person at the Box Office.

    To become an Emerson Community or Emerson Student Member, visit the Paramount Center (559 Washington St) or Cutler Majestic Theatre (219 Tremont St) Box Offices. Emerson Community memberships may also be purchased online at www.artsemerson.org, or by calling 617.824.8400.

    *Up to $60 value.

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    ArtsEmerson Box Office
    617-824-8400