We recently launched a new weekly StudentNation series highlighting 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.
CAFÉ CONTEMPLATION OF AFRICAN IDENTITY
WHAT: Critical Encounters Café Society: Fear into Fire
WHEN: Tuesday, February 15, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
WHERE: Arcade, Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Critical Encounters is hosting Cafe Society events at campus exhibits throughout the year. Cafe Society meetings are opportunities for students, faculty and community members to talk about the larger implications of the images we confront and create. This Cafe Society meeting centers on the Fear Into Fire exhibit in the Glass Curtain Gallery. Refreshments will be served and you can keep your Critical Encounters travel mug!
ORGANIZING FOR UGANDA IN DELAWARE
WHAT: “Uganda Untold” First Meeting of the Semester
WHEN: Tuesday, February 15, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
WHERE: University of Delaware, Newark, Gore Hall, Room 104
Uganda Untold is a student run organization that helps to raise money and awareness for those affected by the on-going violence in Uganda. Two of our major continuing initiatives are Invisible Children and Project Have Hope.
SUSTAINABILITI-TEA TIME IN KANSAS
WHAT: Tea @ Three – Sustainabili-TEA
WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
WHERE: Kansas Union, Lobby, level 4, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Tea @ Three happens every Thursday from 3 to 4 pm in the Kansas Union Lobby, level 4. Come relax and socialize between classes with free tea and cookies! Swing by for a very special Tea @ Three featuring the Center for Sustainability and KU Dining! Get information about the Center for Sustainability and see the greener side of KU Dining while enjoying fair trade tea and snacks.
GAZING AT GHANA AT THE I-HOUSE
WHAT: Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground with Peter Klein: FRONTLINE/World Film Series
WHEN: Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 pm
WHERE: International House, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
A global investigation into the dirty secret of the industrial age–the dumping and dangerous recycling of hundreds of millions of pounds of electronic waste across the developing world. Peter Klein, FRONTLINE correspondent for this documentary, will discuss the film following the screening.
CONSIDERING CAREERS WITH A CONGRESSWOMAN IN DC?
WHAT: Career Education Programs and Federal Financial Aid
WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm
WHERE: Cannon House Office Building, Room 441, 283 1st St SE, Washington, DC
This event will focus on the Department of Education’s proposed gainful employment regulations, aimed at protecting students and taxpayers from abuses, especially by some programs in the for-profit education sector. Featured speaker: Congresswoman Gwen Moore.