STERLIN HARJO
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Cornerstone Screening Room
Screening and discussion: “Mekko”

Sterlin Harjo is a writer-director of feature documentary and fiction films. A member of the Seminole Nation, Harjo has Muskogee heritage and was raised in Holdenville, OK. His first four films, including the fiction features “Four Sheets to the Wind” (2007) and “Barking Water” (2008), and the documentary “This May Be the Last Time” (2014), all premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. “Mekko” (2015), a thriller set in Tulsa, paints the portrait of a homeless Native American parolee who seeks to save his chaotic yet beautiful community from the darkness that threatens it. It premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Co-Sponsored by the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Program, Southwest Studies, and the Anthropology Department.

The Visiting Series in Film and Culture is generously co-sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund. Unless otherwise specified, all events are free and open to the public.

Posted by scapp@coloradocollege.edu for the November 1, 2017 digest.

The second information session for students interested in joining the 2018 #FemGeniusesInBerlin with Professor Heidi R. Lewis from June 4-22 will be TODAY at 1:30 pm in the ID House!

This course examines how the identities of marginalized communities in Berlin-such as women, people of color, refugees, victims of Neo-Nazi terrorism, and LGBTQI communities-are constructed and predicated on racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, colonialism, and other forms of oppression. Additionally, we examine how these communities resist, revise, and reproduce these narratives as they construct their subjectivities.

If you are unable to attend, please contact Heidi in order to request access to the course webinar at hlewis@coloradocollege.edu. Visit femgeniuses.com/femgeniuses-in-berlin/ or email Heidi for more information and/or tinyurl.com/l2kg5mz to complete/submit the application!

Posted by hlewis@coloradocollege.edu for the November 1, 2017 digest.

On Monday, November 6th from 7-9pm in Cornerstone Screening Room, J Street U will be hosting Karen Isaacs and Daniel Roth, co-founders of Achvat Amim. This program brings people from around the world to expose them to the reality on the ground in Israel/Palestine, works with grassroots human rights organizations, and teaches community organizing skills. After recently being controversially defunded, this is a crucial moment in time for us to show our solidarity and support for their work. They will give a presentation and then lead a discussion afterwards, and desserts and refreshments will be served as well.

Posted by e_boockvarklein@coloradocollege.edu for the November 1, 2017 digest.

Please join Theatre Workshop and Conversations on Whiteness for A Night of Racial Justice Theatre and Conversation, on Thursday, November 2nd from 7:30-9pm in Taylor Theatre. One night only! The event will feature two short plays, BLACK., performed by Denver’s Curious Theatre and #Matter, written by Idris Goodwin and performed by a distinguished CC cast. A discussion will follow both plays.

Posted by n_dellavalle@coloradocollege.edu for the October 31, 2017 digest.

What is Judaism? What makes someone a Jew or Jewish? In “Judaism” RE-120, we examine how Judaism has been practiced throughout history, from the ancestor stories of the Hebrew Bible to the modern day. We sample many primary, classical Jewish texts in order to understand developments in Jewish thought throughout space and time, and explore some of the common themes that have tied together people of diverse historical periods and geographical locations, such as community and the relationship of Jewish (and other) communities to God. There will also be an experiential component based on site-visits, guest speakers, and a learning portfolio on a topic of the student’s choice. For an example of what we do in RE-120, visit the CC Judaism blog at: ccjudaism.wordpress.com

Posted by pmwright@coloradocollege.edu for the October 31, 2017 digest.

In 1984, Alexey Pajitnov, working alone on his out of date hardware, changed video game history. Pajitnov turned a children’s block puzzle into the Tetris, the best selling video game of all time. Come to the Russian House at 3.30pm on Thursday November 2nd as we explore fascinating history and surprising relevance of Tetris. Enjoy traditional Russian tea and snacks as we dive into a tale that is equal parts history, spy thriller, and 90’s dance party. This is going to be a wild ride.

Posted by l_pletneva@coloradocollege.edu for the October 31, 2017 digest.