We’ve recently inaugurated a new weekly StudentNation series in which we highlight worthwhile student events, offering an incomplete but, we hope, illustrative survey of the scope and breadth of student activism coast to coast. All of these events are open to the general public except when specifically noted otherwise.
HEARING ABOUT HAITI IN CHICAGO
WHAT: Haiti, Me & The World
WHEN: Monday, January 24, 6:00 pm
WHERE: University of Chicago, Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL
How did Haiti, the enfant terrible of the Caribbean become its bȇte noir? In this dramatic monologue, CSRPC Artist-In-Residence Gina Athena Ulysse considers how the past occupies the present. Ulysse weaves history, personal narrative, theory and statistics in spoken word with Vodou chants to reflect on childhood memories, social (in)justice, spirituality, and the incessant de-humanization of Haitians. The performance is followed by a talkback.
MEMORIALIZING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. IN IDAHO
WHAT: MLK Human Rights Celebration
WHEN: Monday, January 24, 1, 7:00 pm
WHERE: Boise State University, Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho
Keynote speaker Rev. Billy Kyles was an eyewitness to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is the only person still living who shared the last hour of Dr. King’s life with him.
LISTENING TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY
WHAT: “Our Stories”
WHEN: Wednesday, January 26 4:00 pm
WHERE: University of Alaska Anchorage, Student Union South Cafeteria, 2921 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK,
As part of UAA Alaska Civil Rights Month, there will be a panel discussion with members of the LGBT community and a showing of the award-winning film “Milk,” the story of the life and assassination of Harvey Milk, the most well-known openly gay politician of his time.
SUPPORT STUDENT VETERANS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
WHAT: Veterans Dialogue with the Deans
WHEN: Tuesday, January 25, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Georgetown University, Intercultural Center 241, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington DC
OPEN TO: Only Georgetown students, faculty, and staff. Registration required, free.
Georgetown University Student Veterans of America (GUSVA) and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese invite you to “Veterans Dialogue with the Deans.” This event provides an opportunity for the Deans of various University schools to discuss meaningful issues including the integration of veterans into the campus community, leveraging military experience to improve learning inside and beyond the classroom, and the need for a veteran resource coordinator to make sense of the GI Bill and other entitlement programs.
REFLECTING ON RELIGIOUS PROFILING IN SANTA BARBARA
WHAT: Why Do they Fear Us? Religious and Racial Profiling of Muslims Today
WHEN: Thursday, January 27, 6:30 pm
WHERE: UCSB, Multi-cultural Lounge, 552 University Road, Isla Vista, CA
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 resulted in growing public mistrust toward Muslims and Islam. This year, the debate over the proposed site of Park51, or the “Ground Zero mosque” caused an uproar and increase of Islamophobia. In this panel, Elliott Bazzano and Sohaira Siddiqui, graduate students in the Department of Religious Studies, will discuss their experiences as Muslims in the United States today; Muslims as the new targeted group; racism, discrimination, and religious and racial profiling.