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Past Events: 2008

Immigrant City: Then and Now
November 1 - December 21, 2008

Special programs:

  • Thursday, November 6. Opening Reception, Digital Stories Premiere.
  •  Thursday, November 13. Educator Workshop: Incorporating Immigration into the Classroom, 3:15-5:45 at the Slater Concourse Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University

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THE COYOTE'S TRAIL: A film series on the Latin American immigration experience
December 4, 2008
Braker 001, 6 pm

Presents El Inmigrante Sheedy, 2005
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Workshop on Incorporating Immigration into the Classroom
November 13, 2008
Aidekman Arts Center, 3:15 - 5:45 pm

Educator Workshop: Incorporating Immigration into the Classroom. With nearly one third of its residents born outside of the United States, Somerville boasts an extremely rich culture through its merging of diverse backgrounds.  But what are our stories in this immigrant city?  What dreams and aspirations brought us here?  How did we cope in a new community and in a new country?  And most importantly, what brings us together - and what pulls us apart - across generations of immigrants? This event brought educators and community activists from around the Boston area to discuss ways of incorporating the theme of immigration into local classrooms.

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Smashing The Beauty Box
November 12, 2008
Crane Room, 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Smashing The Beauty Box: "Everyday, we perpetuate non-inclusive body and beauty ideals that limit our possibilities. It is time for women of all colors, sizes, and ethnicities to confront the boxes they are placed in by themselves and others and create worldviews that are expansive and empowering. This workshop used frank discussion to help women escape the stranglehold of beauty so that they can concentrate our energies on using our skills and experiences to improve their world. The discussion/workshop was open to the entire Tufts community, male and female.

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Latino Leadership in the U.S. Political Divide
October 30, 2008
Cabot 206, 5:00 pm

A lecture by Giovanna Negretti

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Celebrate Latino Heritage Month
October 20, 2008
Sophia Gordon Hall, 5:30 pm

Junto Díaz is the author of Drown, a collection of short stories, and of the New York Times Bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Miriam Perez from feministing.com
October 6, 2008
Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Discusses Reproductive Justice and Latina Immigration

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Lecture by Fernando Birri
September 30, 2008
Barnum 008, 6:00 pm

Founder of the New Latin American Cinema "DOCFIC y La primera fundación de Buenos Aires" (in Spanish)

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
September 17, 2008
Olin Laminan Lounge, 12 - 1:20 pm

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Ghana Gold: A Corporate Social Responsibility Study Tour Film Screening & Info. Session
September 10, 2008
Eaton 203, 7 - 8:30 pm

Come learn more about an exciting two-week study tour to Ghana this January. Followed by a required spring semester one-credit colloquium. Application Deadline 9/30/08.

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"Walking the Line" Film Screening
April 28, 2008
Sophia Gordon, 8pm

Film screening and discussion with Director Jeremy Levine

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ANW Student Presentations
April 24, 2008

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Ghana Gold Open House Event: A Corporate Social Responsibility Study Tour
April 16, 2008
Hill Hall Lounge, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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CCCJ Event
April 3, 2008

Exploring the connection between climate change, social justice, and diversity. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Beverly Wright, professor of Sociology at Dillard University and founding director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice. Ted Glick, Coordinator of the U.S. Climate Emergency Council and co-founder of the Climate Crisis Coalition.

Towards a Sanguine Development:
April 2, 2008
Laminan Lounge, 5:30 pm

A comparative analysis of creative writings on HIV/AIDS from Tanzania and USA By Aldin Mutembei, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Dept. of Kiswahili Univ. of Dar Es Salaam Scholar in Residence, Princeton U.

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"Orfeo mulato: Palés como constructor de mitos: de la negritud al ciclo de Filí-Melé"
March 13, 2008
Barnum 104, 6:00 pm

A lecture by Mercedes López-Baralt (Universidad de Puerto Rico):

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"Favelas Cariocas: History and Cultural Politics of Brazilian Slums."
February 19, 2008
Olin Center 012, 6:00 pm

A lecture by Clemence Jouet-Pastre (Harvard University)
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