Titled “‘Is the Jew the Paragon of the Victim? From History to Non-Memory,” historians of various universities from the United States and abroad met to discuss the Jewish community’s place in history, and how one can define it. The panel included keynote speaker Professor Manuela Consonni, the Pela and Adam Starkopf Chair in Holocaust Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as guest speakers Alon Confino and Simon Levis Sullam.
The Native American Cultural Programs (NACP) teamed up with the Asian/Asian American Cultural Program (AsACC) on Nov. 18 to present a film screening in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.“Standing Above The Clouds,” a 2018 documentary that follows the lives of Native-Hawaiian mother-daughter activists working to protect Mauna Kea, a sacred mountain in Hawaii County, from the construction of a 30-meter telescope.
The event titled “Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power and Assault on Campus” was moderated by University of Connecticut associate professor and director of the Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights Sarah Willen.
The University of Connecticut Rec Center hosted a virtual screening of the No Man’s Land Film Festival on Sunday night, showcasing a series of short films and documentaries highlighting women breaking down barriers in the realm of adventure. The event was available from 5 - 10 p.m. and students had to register beforehand to receive a link and password to the screening. The screening itself was only 93 minutes long, so students could watch it at any point within the time window.
The Cultural Programs and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at UConn welcomes poet, performer, activist, author and co-writer and performer of the Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Staceyann Chin. The Jamaican-born writer is best known for her works on intersectional feminism. Chin spoke on relevant social issues, violence, activism and its relation to art.
SUBOG and USG held a hilarious question and answer session with John Mulaney on Thursday, with Catherine Casey, SUBOG’s comedy chairwoman, acting as moderator. As Casey read out the questions students had submitted earlier in the week, fans were able to get a peek into the mind of the comedian they love.
On Thursday evening, the William Benton Museum of Art hosted Professor Robert Thorson to discuss the newest exhibition, The Human Epoch: Living in the Anthropocene. Professor Thorson is the Department Head of Geoscience here at the University of Connecticut and has spent his entire life studying environmental related topics.
The Ballard Institute of Museum and Puppetry hosted the latest in their fall forum series with “Things That Act Shakespeare” from 7 to 8 p.m. last night on Facebook Live, led by Jungmin Song and John Bell, director of the Ballard. The event had about 25 attendees, with conversations ranging from how everyday objects can be used to portray characters, to the history of Shakespeare puppetry and even to Asian puppetry.
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