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September 2016

Lawrence Bogad: TACTICAL PERFORMANCE, The Theory and Practice of Serious Play

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Weiss Theater
An anti-capitalist protester confronts riot police lines in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland prior to the upcoming G8 summit in Gleneagles.

In this talk, Bogad explores the history, ethics, aesthetics, and practical concerns of tactical performance and creative activism. The powerful sociodramas created by the American Civil Rights Movement and the American Indian Movement create a framework for the talk, followed by other major groundbreaking groups such as the Yippies, the Wobblies and ACT-UP.  The talk then examines these groups’ more ridiculous and contemporary descendants such as Billionaires for Bush, Reclaim the Streets, The Clown Army, and the Yes Men, as well as…

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October 2016

Anjali Kamat “Migrant Labor in the Middle East”

October 4 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Olin 102
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Please join us on Tuesday October 11th in Olin 102 at 6:30 PM for a lecture by Anjali Kamat Non-citizen Asian and African migrants constitute a significant portion of the working classes in many parts of the Middle East, particularly in the countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as Jordan and Lebanon. Primarily from South Asia, they fill low-wage temporary contract jobs in the construction, garment, and service sectors, including domestic labor in people’s homes. They are…

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November 2016

“Roshmia” Screening and Director Q&A with Salim Abu Jabal

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weiss Theater
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Please Join us on Thursday November 3rd at 6:00 PM in Weiss Cinema for a Screening and a discussion with Salim Abu Jabal's Roshmia Since 1956, 80-year-old Yousef has lived in a shack in Roshmia Valley with his wife Amna. Life is quiet until the municipality of Haifa endorses a new road project across the valley which will result the demolition the shack. Aouni, who looks after the couple, acts as a middleman between them and the municipality; negotiations lead to…

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“Between Fences” Screening and Director Q&A with Avi Mograbi

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weiss Theater
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Please Join us on Monday November 14th at 5:00 PM in Weiss Cinema for a screening of Between Fences and discussion with Director Avi Mograbi In Between Fences, Mograbi goes to meet African asylum-seekers in a camp in the middle of the Neguev desert where they are confined by the state of Israel. Together, they question the status of the refugees in Israel using ‘Theater of the Opressed’ techniques. Is their tragic story any different from the one of Mograbi’s grandmother…

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