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Past Events: 2009

Where Do You Work? Who Do You Love? What Do You Dream Of?
Speak It, Hear It, Embody It, Share It!

October 17-24, 2009

Join American Studies Artist-in- Residence Alma Martinez to explore these questions and more in a collaborative workshop that focuses on finding your voice, sharing your stories, being "in" the moment and em-body-ing what stirs the heart, mind and soul of a Tufts University student. The workshop is open to ALL - no experience necessary. Participants must attend all workshop sessions.

Workshop Schedule:

Sat & Sun, Oct. 17 & 18: 12 - 5:00 pm in Aidekman 12
Tues - Friday, Oct. 20, 21, & 22, 23: 6 - 9:00 pm in Aidekman 13
Saturday, Oct. 24, 12 - 3pm followed by a Public Presentation 5 - 6:30 pm, Crane Room, Paige Hall

To sign up for workshops or for additional information contact: American Studies Program: Amerstud@tufts.edu (7-2311) or Prof. Adriana Zavala: Adriana. Zavala@Tufts.edu

Dr. Martinez will also give a Public Lecture: Bandidos, Spit Fires & Latin Lovers: The Latino Image in Film From Stereotype to Reality, Monday, October 19, 5:30-7:00 pm, BRAKER 001

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Ghana Gold: A Corporate Social Responsibility Study Tour
June 2009

A two-week study tour to Ghana in January 2009, followed by a required one-credit Spring semester colloquium.

*** Application Deadline June 30, 2009***

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The 2009 Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute
May 18-21, 2009

Program Description

TELI, the Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute, is a four-day faculty development workshop. Running from May 18-21, 2009, participants are welcome from all departments across the Tufts campuses. While the immediate goal is to enhance faculty literacy on climate change and climate justice, the ultimate goal is to increase the ability of all Tufts students to engage with the issues that will shape their generation. Another major goal of TELI is to increase faculty interdisciplinary collaboration and communication.

Throughout the week participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts from various fields, be introduced to a range of resources, and take part in a field-based learning experience. The institute's unique experiences and tools will help participants be prepared to fulfill their commitment: to incorporate the institute's themes into an existing course or to create a new course.

Interested participants may contact Antje Danielson to learn more, or download the application form to register for the institute.

Antje Danielson, Program Manager

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Ghana Gold: The Movie III Film Screening
April 27, 2009
Terrace Room, Paige Hall, 6:00 pm

The students will share what they learned during a 2-week study tour of the gold mining industry when they visited Ghana last January. For more information, visit the ANW web site: http://ase.tufts.edu/anw

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La Sierra Film Screening & Discussion w/director
April 21, 2009
Crane Room, Paige Hall, 6:30 pm

Latin American Studies Presents "La Sierra"
An award winning documentary on violence in Columbia
Followed by a conversation with director Margarita Martínez

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In Search of Humanity: Blogs of an International Aid Worker
April 21, 2009
Barnum Hall 104, 7:00 pm

What is it like to do international aid work? Does it help?

Obie C. Porteous will be coming to Tufts to discuss his newly-released book "In Search of Humanity: Blogs of an International Aid Worker."

Porteous will provide "recollections on how even the most complicated problems can be solved from the bottom up" and give us a first-hand account of the challenges and promise of international relief and development work.

Come hear what international development work is like from a real live aid worker just back from the front lines.

Visit http://www.insearchofhumanity.com for more information on the book.
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Dancing with the Enemy: Imagining Cuban music in a post-embargo era
March 30, 2009
Cabot 206, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

The current US blockade on Cuba has made it impossible for Cuban musicians and intellectuals to enter the US.Cuban musician Pablo Menendez will lead a provocative talk discussing the impact of the embargo on music and culture in Cuba and the US.Menendez is a well-known Cuban musician who, though born in the US, has lived in Cuba for more than 40 years. He is the founder of theAfro-Cuban fusion group Mezcla.

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Majors Week: CIS Joint Open House
March 9, 2009
Eaton 203, 12:00 - 1:20 pm

Meet faculty from the following interdisciplinary programs:

  • Africa in the New World
  • Communications & Media Studies
  • EX-College
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latino Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Peace & Justice Studies
  • Women's Studies

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