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Spring 2017 Events

The following list of programs engages questions about diversity, inclusion, and contemporary social issues to further deepen dialogue and contemplation. Please remember that dates, times and locations may change. Please refer to the College's Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information!

The College is committed to providing accessible programs and events. If you need any accommodations, please visit the College's Events Calendar to determine program organizers, and contact them directly. Advance notice is appreciated.

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Thursday, January 26
12:00 PM, Hogan Suite B/C
MLK: Emerging Leaders Luncheon

Annual student MLK luncheon. An event to remember Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. will also be held in the Hogan Hub at 4 p.m.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education


Friday, January 27
4:00 PM, Loyola Ballroom
Social Justice Engagement Institute

The Social Justice Engagement Institute is a free weekend retreat focused on social justice education sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Education. Participants will review the historical impact of social change in the nation, develop skills to create action and sustain change in our community. Register by January 18th bit.ly/sjeiretreat.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education


January 30 – February 6
MLK Book Read: Between the World and me

Ten different MLK Winter Book Read discussions will occur based on the best-seller "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. If you did not sign up for the book read in December, but would still like to participate, please contact Molly Heidemann in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion (Co-sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education)


Monday, January 30
7:00 PM, Hogan 519

"Not Black Enough" Documentary Viewing
Not Black Enough, starring Vanessa Williams, Petey Pablo, Professor Henry Louis Gates andFlorence LaRue, is a film about class warfare and the cross-tides that African-Americans are dealing withwithin the black community. The film takes a sometimes humorous, always personal, brutally honest andinsightful look into a seldom-explored phenomenon that is pervasive in the black culture- The ostracizing of blacks for being Not Black Enough. Not Black Enough, a feature length documentary, will explore the reasons behind this practice of fear and loathing internal to the black community.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education

 

Tuesday, January 31
7:00 PM, Hogan Suite A
"Not Black Enough" - Discussion with Producer

Open discussion of the subject "Not Being Black Enough" with producer Tracey Anarella
An open dialogue about the film, "Not Black Enough" and other issues that plague the Black community around Black identity with the producer, Tracey Anarella.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education

 

Tuesday, January 31
8:00 PM, Brooks Concert Hall
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Tribute to the Americas
Saul Bitrán

Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world's most renowned classical music ensembles. Winners of the 2012 and 2016 Latin Grammys for Best Classical Recording, the quartet is coming to Holy Cross for the first time, presenting a program with music by Gershwin, Ginastera, Dan Roman, Copland and Leo Brouwer.  For thirty five years the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet, the Cuarteto has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan and New Zealand. They have premiered more than a hundred works written for them and they continue to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre.

Sponsored by: Music Department



Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM, Rehm Library

Jerald Walker: Speaker
Creative writer Prof. Jerald Walker (Emerson College) is a renowned essayist who has written two important memoirs, Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redempiton (2012) and The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult (2016). His essay "How to Make a Slave" was selected for 2014 Best American Essays. In addition to the reading and book signing at 7:30 PM in Rehm Library, he will give an author craft talk at 3:30 PM in the English Common Room.

Sponsored by: English Department (Co-sponsored by: Africana Studies and Office of Diversity & Inclusion)



Thursday, February 2
12:30 PM, Hogan 401
Lunch Discussion: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Two CIW representatives will talk with students, faculty, and staff about their worker-based human rights organization and efforts to protect farmworker rights. Space is limited. Please see campus emails for more details.

Sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture (Co-sponsored by: Montserrat)



Thursday, February 2
7:30 PM, Rehm Library
Forgotten by the Food Movement

Margaret Gray, associate professor of political science and interim director of international studies at Adelphi University, focuses on low-wage, non-citizen workers in the agro-food industry and their civic, cultural, and economic opportunities. She is author of "Labor and the Locavore" (University of California Press, 2013).

Sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture (Co-sponsored by: Montserrat)



Monday, February 6
7:30 PM, Rehm Library
Kinship as an Intervention

Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J., is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.

Sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture


Monday, February 6
TBD, Hogan
Who's in the Room Workshop

The Extended Orientation program provides ongoing support to and opportunities for first-year students to reflect on their college transition and gain exposure to the four co-curricular cornerstones (Cura Personalis, Reflective Habits, Community & Citizenship, Multicultural Competency). Required event for all first-year students to explore the multicultural competency cornerstone. This workshop will be offered throughout February. Students pre-register for the workshop that works best in their schedule. More details to come via campus emails.

Sponsored by: Gateways Extended Orientation (Co-sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education)


Tuesday , February 7
7:00 PM, Hogan Ballroom
Shaun King: The New Civil Rights Movement!

Black History Month Keynote Speaker. Shaun King has written extensively about the Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex, and social justice in the wake of violence in New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, Missouri, Charleston, South Carolina, and other cities. He is Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News, a regular political commentator on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and was Justice Writer for Daily Kos. Please see campus announcements for information about tickets.

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

 

Wednesday, February 8
4:00 - 5:30 PM, Rehm Library
An Immigration Law Information Session and Conversation with Attorney Richard Iandoli

This information session will provide an overview of the current immigration laws, regulations and policies and discuss changes that could be made under the new administration.  The session will not provide any direct legal advice to any attendee, but this presentation promises to provide information on the topic. Please feel free to share this invitation with any students, faculty or staff you think may be interested in attending.
Attorney Richard Iandoli has practiced immigration law since 1977. He is a partner at Iandoli, Desai & Cronnin, PC. For more information, please visit www.iandoli.com.   
HECCMA Member Institutions: Anna Maria College - Assumption College - Becker College - Clark University - College of the Holy Cross - MCPHS University - Quinsigamond Community College - Worcester State University - Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University - UMass Medical School
For more information on HECCMA, please visit: http://www.heccma.org/

Sponsored by: Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) (Co-sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion)

 

Thursday, February 9
7:30 PM, Seelos Theater
The Crusades and Crusaders: History and Historiography

Kevin Madigan ’82, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard Divinity School, will offer a historical perspective on what the Crusades were and reflect on the historiography of the Crusades from the late 19th century onward. The lecture will lay a historical context for future discussion of the Holy Cross moniker, including a panel discussion on April 11, "Calling Ourselves Crusaders: What’s in a Name?" One of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.    

Sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture


Thursday, February 9
8:00 PM, Fenwick Theatre
So Percussion: A Gun Show

A Gun Show is an exploration of guns and issues such as race, economic inequality, public safety, and constitutional rights through music, text, and movement. The works origins started as a way for the artists to process their emotions after the unfathomable school shootings in Newtown, CT but has since grown into a much larger collaborative process and conversation – What is it about our collective psyche that fastens so tightly to guns?

Sponsored by: Arts Transcending Borders (Co-sponsored by: Peace & Conflict Studies)



Friday, February 10
4-5:30 PM, The Hub
Social Justice Engagement Institute Follow Up Series

Follow up series to Weekend retreat that will include, identifying issues & goals, organizing for change, servant leadership, analysis, motivation, self care, commitment, and reconcilliation. Open to HC community! Additional dates: February 17, & March 17/31.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education



Monday, February 13
4:00 PM, Rehm Library
How We Talk About Class on Campus: Language, Silence, and Inequality

Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio University, and author of “Class & Campus Life: Managing & Experiencing Inequality at an Elite College” will present a workshop for faculty and staff on working with students from lower socio-economic backgrounds on Monday, February 13 from 10 a.m.-noon. She will also present a lecture on her research the same evening from 4-5:30 p.m. More information about Dr. Lee is available at http://elizabethmlee.com/, and sign up information to follow shortly via campus emails.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion



Tuesday, February 14 & Wednesday, February 15
6:30 PM, Hogan Ballroom
Vagina Monologues

In 1994, a play called The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, broke ground, offering to the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before. Based on dozens of interviews Ensler conducted with women, the play addressed women's sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women.

Sponsored by: Women's Forum

 

Wednesday, February 15
3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Seelos Theater
"Loving"

Rated PG-13. Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, and Will Dalton. The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sponsored by: Seelos Film Series



Wednesday, February 15
5:30-7:30 PM, Levis Browsing Room, Dinand Library
Sustaining Ourselves: Courageous Self-Care for Student Activists

Social justice activists often experience burn out. This interactive workshop will help participants understand the importance of self-care, while also building the skills to develop meaningful and sustainable self-care practices. By utilizing a confidential and safe space, participants will be able to share challenges and successes in the service of supporting and empowering each other. Workshop is for students, who should RSVP ahead of time. See campus email for more information. Follow up workshop on March 30.

Sponsored by: Counseling Center and Office of Diversity & Inclusion



Thursday, February 16
7:00 PM, Rehm Library
Social Justice for Jeantel (and Trayvon): Fighting Dialect Prejudice in Courtrooms and Beyond

World-renowned scholar and linguist, Prof. John R. Rickford (Stanford University), will present the Freeman Lecture in Linguistics. Dr. Rickford is one of the world's foremost experts on African American English.

Sponsored by: English Department and Office of Diversity & Inclusion (Co-sponsored by: Africana Studies, Political Science Department and Education Department)



Friday, February 17
4-5:30 PM, The Hub
Social Justice Engagement Institute Follow Up Series

Follow up series to Social Justice Weekend retreat that will include identifying goals, organizing for change, servant leadership, analysis, motivation, self care, commitment, and reconcilliation. Open to HC community! Additional dates March 17/31.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education



Saturday, February 18
5:30 PM, Hogan Ballroom
CASA Annual Spring Cultural Show

The Caribbean African Student Assemblage cordially invites you to our Culture Night this year, Still We Rise. This event is about educating the Holy Cross Community about the beauty, strengths, and development of the African and Caribbean culture through art, performance, and food.

Sponsored by: Caribbean African Student Assemblage

 

Sunday, February 19
6:00 PM, Williams Social Space
INSECURE WATCH AND LEARN

Join the members of IGNITE every Sunday starting Feb. 12th

Sponsored by: IGNITE and Office of Multicultural Education

 

Wednesday, February 22
Hogan 109
OME FOOD FIGHTS - DESSERT CHALLENGE

OME welcomes the campus community to try a homemade dessert and vote on the best treat.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education

 

Wednesday, February 22
3:00 PM and 8:00 pm, Seelos Theater
"Moonlight"

Rated R. Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, and Duan Sanderson. A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, “Moonlight” chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Sponsored by: Seelos Film Series



Wednesday, February 22
4:30-6:00 PM, Rehm Library
Fish Bowl: Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday originated during WWI when food was scarce. More recently, it is an international movement that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet. In his most recent encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis raised some important ethical, philosophical, environmental and moral considerations that have lead to wider discussion about considering our individual and collective relationship to the earth, the environment, the world's poor, and animals. This fishbowl discussion is a way for community members to gather, listen to different viewpoints, and reflect on this concept.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

Wednesday, February 22
7:00 PM, Hogan 401
MPE PRESENTATION: CLASS AND CLASSISM

This presentation will be led by Jewel Duberry-Douglas and Freddie Boehrer.

Sponsored by: MPEs and Office of Multicultural Educations
 

Thursday, February 23
3-5:00 PM, Hogan 402
Creating An Inclusive Campus: Skills & Practice

These workshops will take diversity and inclusion from theory to practice. Participants will develop the skills to be active bystanders, effective allies, and diversity and inclusion ambassadors. This workshop will be offered again on March 2 (1-3 p.m., Hogan 402) and April 20 (10 a.m. – noon, Hogan Suite C). Please contact Molly Heidemann in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for registration information.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion



Friday, February 24
7-10 PM, Mechanics Hall
BSU Fashion Show

The annual Black Student Union Fashion Show is a spectacular event. See campus emails for ticket information.

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

 

Monday, February 27
7:00 PM, Rehm Library
Empire State of Mind: Race, Rap, and American Exceptionalism

Dr. Hisham Aidi, School of International and Political Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, will present as part of the Africana Innovaion Series, Celebrating Scholarship and Art that Breaks Boundaries.

Sponsored by: Africana Studies

 

Tuesday, February 28
4:30 PM, Rehm Library
“Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders” Documentary Viewing

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Office of Advancement host a film screening, "Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders." The film follows three young adults at the heart of our nation's immigration debate. Following the film, there will be a conversation with Hilary Linder (the film's director), and a Holy Cross alumna who will share her experiences with immigration.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion (Co-sponsored by: Office of Advancement)

 

Tuesday, February 28
6- 9 PM, The Hub
PAINT IT FORWARD

Express your message of change through art. You do not have to stay the whole time.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education
 

Thursday, March 2
1-3 PM, Hogan 402
Creating An Inclusive Campus: Skills & Practice

These workshops will take diversity and inclusion from theory to practice. Participants will develop the skills to be active bystanders, effective allies, and diversity and inclusion ambassadors. This workshop will be offered again on April 20 (10 a.m. – noon, Hogan Suite C). Please contact Molly Heideman in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for registration information.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

Tuesday, March 14
5:30-7 PM, Loyola Ballroom
8th Annual Women's Appreciation Banquet

8th Annual Womens' Appreciation Banquet that honors women on campus, (faculty, staff, administrators), who have supported males on campus. Please contact Rob Jones, Associate Director, Office of Multicultural Education, for more information.

Sponsored by: Men of Color Athletes and Men's Involvement Coalition (Co-sponsored by: Black Student Union)

 

Wednesday, March 15
4:30 PM, Smith Labs 154
Black + Woman ≠ Scientist, a Story of Fury and Joy

Lecture by Martha Gilmore, George I. Seney Professor of Geology, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University

Sponsored by: Africana Studies



Friday, March 17
4-5:30 PM, The Hub
Social Justice Engagement Institute Follow up Series

Follow up series to Social Justice Weekend retreat that will include, identifying issues & goals, organizing for change, servant leadership, analysis, motivation, self care, commitment, and reconcilliation. Open to HC community! Additional date March 31.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education



March 17-25
Women of Color Week

Women of Color Week will focus on the experiences of women of color and the intersections of their identities through programming and events.

Sponsored by: Inspiring Growth. Nurturing Identity. Teaching Empowerment. and Office of Multicultural Education

 


Tuesday, March 21
5:30 PM, Loyola Ballroom
Women’s Appreciation Banquet

 

Tuesday, March 21
7 PM, The Hub
Speakeasy: Decolonizing Our Bodies

Join us for an Open Mic Night.

 

Tuesday, March 21
7:30 PM, Rehm Library

Theatre as a Form of Resistance to Oppression & Genocide
Joshua Sobol, a prolific and award-winning playwright, director and author, explores the role of theatre in ghettos and camps during World War II and makes the case that because theatre is a form of art that can survive the physical destruction of buildings, books, monuments, and musical instruments, it is a most efficient tool in the struggle of a community against its dehumanization, and its annihilation.

Sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture

 

Wednesday, March 22
7 PM, Hogan 401
MPE PResentation: Stereotypes & Images of Black Women

 

Thursday, March 23
6 PM, The Hub
13th Watch and Learn

 

Friday, March 24
12-1:30 PM, Hogan Suites B/C
Lunch & Learn: Centering Women of Color in Academic Counterspaces

Centering Women of Color in Academic Counterspaces offers a rich critical race feminist analysis of teaching, learning, and classroom dynamics among diverse students in a classroom counterspace centered on women of color. Prof. Annemarie Vaccaro (University of Rhode Island) and Melissa J. Camba-Kelsay focus on an undergraduate course called Sister Stories, which used counter-storytelling to explore the historical and contemporary experiences of women of color in the United States.

Sponsored by: Inspiring Growth. Nurturing Identity. Teaching Empowerment. and Office of Multicultural Education (Co-sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion)

 

Saturday, March 25
12-5 PM, Loyola Ballroom
Uncharted Territory: Reclaiming Our Space

 

Sunday, March 26
6 PM, Williams Social Space
Insecure Series Finale Watch and Learn

 

Monday, March 27
4:30 PM, Rehm Library
Kamryn Warren: Bhutanese Refugees in Massachusetts

Kamryn Warren, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Connecticut and a Fulbright Fellow, investigates the end of the refugee cycle and the transitions that occur when a forced migratory crisis is deemed to be over. She analyzes the Bhutanese refugee crisis and the refugee camps of Eastern Nepal.

Sponsored by: Religious Studies Department (Co-sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture)



Monday, March 27
8:00 PM, TBD
SPEAK: Kathak and Tap Unite

Indian Kathak dance and American tap dance, continents and ages apart, share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance. They come together in this exciting collaboration that is rhythm, poetry, music and dance. SPEAK carries forward the legacy of iconic artists like Pandit Chitresh Das, Jimmy Slide and James Buster Brown, while bringing to the forefront the voices of a new generation of female artists. Serving as the bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress, Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards create nothing short of magic on the stage.

Sponsored by: Arts Transcending Borders

 

Tuesday, March 28
4:30 PM, Rehm Library
The Fire Upstairs: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation

Prof. Jim Downs, Connecticut College, will be giving a public talk.

Cosponsored by: Gender, Sexuality, & Womens Studies, History, Montserrat, and Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

Tuesday, March 28
7 PM, Rehm Library
Feminicidios

Join the MSOs for a discussion on how culture impacts gender.

 

Wednesday, March 29
7 PM, Loyola Ballroom
Breaking Bread: Speed Dating?

Join SPUD and OME to meet new people in short conversations.

 

Thursday, March 30
4:30 - 6:00 PM, Rehm Library
Mayra Rivera: Lecture

Mayra Rivera, professor of religion and Latina/o studies at Harvard Divinity School, will discuss postcolonial studies and their relationship to religion and theology. Her work in religious studies engages key Christian themes in relation to current philosophy and theories of gender, coloniality, ethnicity, and race.

Sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture (Co-sponsored by: Religious Studies Department)



Thursday, March 30
5:30-7:30 PM, Stein 526
Sustaining Ourselves: Courageous Self-Care for Student Activists

Social justice activists often experience burn out. This interactive workshop will help participants understand the importance of self-care, while also building the skills to develop meaningful and sustainable self-care practices. By utilizing a confidential and safe space, participants will be able to share challenges and successes in the service of supporting and empowering each other. Workshop is for students, who should RSVP ahead of time.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion (Co-sponsored by: Counseling Center)

 

Thursday, March 30
8:30 PM, The Hub
Redefining Masculinity

Join the Men's Involvement Coalition for this discussion.

 

Friday, March 31
4-5:30 PM, The Hub
Social Justice Engagement Institute Follow up Series

Follow up series to Social Justice Weekend retreat that will include, identifying issues & goals, organizing for change, servant leadership, analysis, motivation, self care, commitment, and reconcilliation. Open to HC community!

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education

 

Friday, March 31
4 PM, the Hub, and Performance at 8 PM, Loyola Ballroom
Social Justice Through the Arts: with Spoken Word Artist Jasmine Mans

 


Friday, March 31
8:00-10:00 PM, Loyola Ballroom
Social Justice & The Arts: Jasmine Mans

Internationally recognized spoken word & performance artist Jasmine Mans will explore the role of the arts in moving forward social justice & equity through spoken word, painting and performance.  The contributors to the blog IMPACT will also share their work!

Sponsored by: IMPACT and Office of Multicultural Education



Saturday, April 1
6:30 PM, Hogan Ballroom
Noche Latina

LASO Presents their 17th annual Noche Latina. Join us as we showcase our culture through traditional dances, music, and food.

Sponsored by: Latin American Students Organization



April 1-30
Teal Ribbon Campaign

The Teal Ribbon Campaign is the recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness month. Teal ribbons honor survivors of sexual assault and convey the message that there's no place for sexual violence in our community. Pick up your ribbons from your Relationship Peer Educators at our lobby tables on Hogan 1.

Sponsored by: Counseling Center



Tuesday, April 4
8:00 PM, Seelos Theater
Home Within: Kinan Azmeh & Kevork Mourad

A 60-minute audio-visual performance, Home Within is the newest project of Syrian composer and clarinetist, Kinan Azmeh (Yo-Yo Ma's Silkroad Ensemble), and Syrian-Armenian visual artist, Kevork Mourad. In this work, art and music develop in counterpoint to each other, creating an impressionistic reflection on the Syrian revolution and its aftermath. Rather than following a narrative, the artists document specific moments in Syria’s recent history and reach into their emotional content in a semi-abstract way.

Sponsored by: Arts Transcending Borders (Co-sponsored by: Peace & Conflict Studies)



Wednesday, April 5
11AM -2:00 PM, Hogan 1 Lobby
SAFER Informational Table & Videos about Consent

Stop by and visit the SAFER informational table throughout April to receive important information about Sexual Assault Awareness, learn about upcoming events, and take home some great swag! Watch for videos being shown defining what consent means. Additional dates: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26.

Sponsored by: Counseling Center



Saturday, April 8
6:00 PM, Hogan Ballroom
ExplorASIAn

Come and watch a showcase of different Asian cultures through a variety of performances and food at A.S.I.A.'s annual ExplorASIAn!

Sponsored by: Advocating Student Interest in Asia



Monday, April 10
4:30 PM, Location TBD
Syrian Refugee Crisis: Causes and Consequences

Three panelists will speak on various dimensions of the Syrian refugee crisis and policy responses. Dr. Omar Dahi (Hampshire) will focus on Syria and the regional context; Dr. Westy Egmont (BC) will discuss American and European refugee policies and debates; a final speaker (TBD, but an Ascentria rep and likely refugee) will provide a local (Worcester) dimension.

Sponsored by: Peace & Conflict Studies (Co-sponsored by Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Middle Eastern Studies)



Tuesday, April 11
4:30 PM, Rehm Library
Calling Ourselves Crusaders: What's in a Name?

Following on Kevin Madigan's historical overview of the Crusades February 9, in this discussion, panelists will draw from their respective fields to help us think about questions of identity, meaning, memory, belonging, and history wrapped up in the choice of the Holy Cross moniker, Crusaders. Panelists are Rev. John Baldovin, S.J., ’69, professor of historical & liturgical theology at Boston College School of Theology & Ministry, and Holy Cross professors Vickie Langohr (political science), Mathew Schmalz (religious studies), Mark Freeman (psychology), Kendy Hess (philosophy), and Sahar Bazzaz (history).

Sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture



Tuesday, April 18
7:30 PM, Seelos Theater
The Nile Project

Since its founding in 2011, the Nile Project has grown its Musicians Collective to include 35 artists from 10 Nile Basin countries; held five music residencies resulting in the widely acclaimed album “Aswan” and the soon to be released album “Jinja;” performed for more than 100,000 people in the Nile Basin, the Middle East, across the US and Europe through 75 concerts; held over 130 workshops at 40 universities for more than 10,000 students; and received widespread local and international press coverage.
Using music to spark cultural curiosity, the Nile Project engages audiences to learn about the world’s longest river and understand its largescale social, cultural, and environmental sustainability challenges. Part of African Innovation Series, Celebrating Scholarship and Art that Breaks Boundaries.

Sponsored by: Arts Transcending Borders (Co-sponsored by: Africana Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies)



Wednesday, April 19
12-1:30 PM, Hogan 408/409
Lunch & Learn: Enhancing Campus Accessibility

Workshop on ways in which campus community members can work collectively to enhance campus climate on issues of accessibility for people of all abilities.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion (Co-sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education)


Thursday, April 20
10 AM -12:00 PM, Hogan Suite C
Creating An Inclusive Campus: Skills & Practice

These workshops will take diversity and inclusion from theory to practice. Participants will develop the skills to be active bystanders, effective allies, and diversity and inclusion ambassadors. Please contact Molly Heidemann in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for registration information.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

Wednesday, April 26
3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Seelos Theater
"Fences"

Rated PG-13. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Sponsored by: Seelos Film Series



Monday, May 1
4:30 PM, Rehm Library
Politics between the Religious and the Secular: A Conversation with Saba Mahmood

Saba Mahmood, professor of anthropology at the University of California and author of "Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report" (2015), will share her thoughts on the relationship between religious and secular politics in postcolonial societies and its implications on sovereignty, subject formation, law, and gender/sexuality.

Sponsored by: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture

 

Wednesday, May 3
3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Seelos Theater
"Silence"

Rated R. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson. Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.

Sponsored by: Seelos Film Series



Thursday, May 25
6-7:30 PM, Location TBD
Multicultural Graduation Celebration

The annual multicultural graduation celebration. More details to follow via campus emails.

Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Education

 

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SPRING 2017: DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMMING SPONSORS
Advocating Student Interest in Asia, Africana Studies, Arts Transcending Borders, Black Student Union, Campus Activities Board, Caribbean African Students Assembly, Counseling Center, English Department, Gateways, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, History Department, Human Resources, IGNITE, IMPACT, Latin American Students Organization, McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, Men of Color Athletes, Men’s Involvement Coalition, Montserrat, Office of Advancement, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Multicultural Education, Office of the President, Office of Student Involvement, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science Department, Pride, Relationship Peer Educators, Religious Studies Department, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Theatre Department, Women’s Forum.