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.

EARFUL ON EGYPT AT YALE

WHAT: “Current Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa”
WHEN: Tuesday, February 8, 4:00 pm
WHERE: Yale, Sterling Law Buildings (SLB), Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St., New Haven,

Panel discussion will feature Adel Allouche, lecturer; Prof. Adria Lawrence; Prof. Ellen Lust; and Tarek Masoud, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Univ. Moderated by Prof. Marcia C. Inhorn. Teach-in sponsored in part by the International Students Organization, and the Arab Students Association.

CONTRIBUTING TO KIDS WITH THE COUGARS

WHAT: Cable 8 Cougar Vision Outreach Fundraiser
WHEN:  Tuesday, February 8, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: Washington State University, CUB Auditorium

Cable 8 Productions, a student-run television station, is hosting a philanthropic fundraiser to support a local community child with Cerebral Palsy. Cable 8 will be collecting donations to purchase special equipment for the child in the CUB every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fundraiser will end with a live telethon hosted by Cable 8 on February 17th. Organizations that donate to the Cable 8 Cougar Vision Outreach Program will be offered Cable 8 services of promotion and advertisement during the telethon.

SHIRTLESS SUPPORT AT NOTRE DAME

WHAT: Siegfried Hall’s Annual Day of Man
WHEN:  Wednesday, February 9, All Day!
WHERE: Across Notre Dame Campus, 502 Grace Hall, Notre Dame

Throughout the day, the men of Siegfried will be stationed outside at various locations throughout campus, wearing only shorts and flip-flops in order to raise awareness for the homeless. Each Rambler will be collecting donations to benefit the South Bend Center for the Homeless.

TALKING ABOUT TRAFFICKING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

WHAT: “For Sale: Modern Day Slavery and Sex Trafficking
WHEN: Wednesday, February 9, 6:00pm
WHERE: University of Colorado, Main Campus University Memorial Center, 1669 EUCLID AV, Boulder

Join the Interactive Theatre Project and the Dennis Small Cultural Center for a theatrical performance and discussion about modern day slavery and sex trafficking on Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 6:00pm in the DSCC (UMC 457). This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

MEMORIALIZING THROUGH MUSEUMS IN INDIANA
WHAT: Rising from the Rubble: Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews on the Site of the Warsaw Ghetto
WHEN:  Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th Street, Bloomington

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, University Professor of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, will explore the challenges of creating a multimedia narrative museum on the site of the former Warsaw ghetto and historic Jewish neighborhood of Warsaw.