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Spring 2019

Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m.

February 13, 2019

“Crafting a Life: From Holocaust to High Fashion”
Location: Student Center Theatre

Come listen to memoirist Hanna Perlstein Marcus speak about life with her mother, Sidonia, a master dressmaker and Holocaust survivor. Marcus will talk about her books, “Sidonia’s Thread” and “Surviving Remnant,” the first two books in the Sidonia’s Thread trilogy.

 

February 20, 2019

“As Long as You Are South of the Canadian Border You Are Southern: Raymond Pace Alexander and the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia”
Location: Student Center Theatre

David Canton, associate professor of history and director of Africana Studies at Connecticut College, presents civil rights as a national movement where “New Negro” lawyers like Raymond Pace Alexander fought in the courts to end police brutality and more.

 

February 27, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards
Location: Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room, J. Eugene Smith Library

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards were established in 1996 to honor the legacy of Dr. King, whose spirit, philosophy and teachings continue to inspire countless individuals today. The awards recognize members of the Eastern and Connecticut communities who embody inclusion, cultural awareness, human rights and social justice.

March 6, 2019

Out In Politics: Evelyn Mantilla
Location: Student Center Theatre

Evelyn Mantilla was the first openly bisexual state legislator in the country and served in the Connecticut General Assembly for 10 years. She will share her intersectional experiences as a Latina in the LGBTQ+ community, in government and beyond.

 

March 20, 2019

The Hidden Costs of Chocolate: How Child Labor Became a Human Rights Crisis
Location: Student Center Theatre

Hear Fiona Vernal, a native of Jamaica and a professor of history at the University of Connecticut, explore the prevalence of child labor in the cocoa industry and the emergence of child labor as a major human rights crisis.

 

March 27, 2019

Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards
Location: Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room, J. Eugene Smith Library

The Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards were established in 2009 in remembrance of the first woman and Italian-American elected governor in her own right in the United States. The award honor members of the Eastern and Connecticut communities who embody commitment, perseverance, courage and leadership.

 

April 3, 2019

Jurakán: Nation in Resistance
Location: Student Center Theatre

Join us for a screening of “Jurakán” and a talk with filmmaker Rosa Emmanuelli Gutiérrez and director Gonzalo Mazzini, who document the historical struggle of Puerto Rico to retain its identity. In the film, 41 people talk about Puerto Rico’s history as a Spanish colony and now as a territory of the United States.

 

April 10, 2019

Transgender Day of Visibility: Building Resilience in Times of Backlash
Location: Student Center Theatre

Hear a panel consisting of representatives from a variety of identities and areas of leadership discussing the current state of the trans* community, and their work of building resilience in a time when their rights are under attack.

 

April 17, 2019

Design in the Music of Star Wars
Location: Student Center Theatre

Professor Frank Lehman of Tufts University will explore the use of leitmotivs (recurring musical material linked with characters, places and ideas) in the Star Wars series.

 

April 24, 2019

Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards
Location: Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room, J. Eugene Smith Library

The Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards, established in 2013, are in remembrance of Cesar Chavez, the Mexican-American union leader and civil rights activist. The awards honor members of the Eastern and Connecticut communities who advocate economic and social justice.

 

Locations
Campus Map & Directions
The Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room is on the second floor of the J. Eugene Smith Library
The Theatre and Betty R. Tipton Room are on the upper level of the Student Center
The Science Building Auditorium is in Room 104 of the Science Building