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October 2016

Freedom University Comes to Bard

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join OUSR (Organizing for Undocumented Students' Rights) and The Draft on Wednesday, October 26th @ 7pm in RKC 103 for a panel by students from Freedom University. Freedom University is a freedom school in Atlanta, Georgia whose mission is "to empower undocumented youth and fulfill their human right to education." In Georgia, undocumented students are banned from attending the top five public universities and are prohibited from qualifying for in-state tuition. "Because undocumented students are ineligible for federal financial…

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November 2016

“Humanitarian Heritage and Anxious Architectures in East Africa: A Long History of the Dadaab Refugee Camps”

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Join us on Tuesday November 1st, at 6:30 pm in Olin 102 for a wonderful talk by Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, New York University, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi. This talk examines a history of the world’s largest designated set of settlements for refugees through its constructed environment and archival record, interrogating an ephemeral territorial form and the paradoxical heritage it proposes. If architecture and infrastructure have entrenched a quarter century of humanitarian intervention by the United Nations at Dadaab, Kenya, the site…

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

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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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Adam Shatz: The Lives of Frantz Fanon

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Join us on Tuesday November 29th, at 6:30 pm in Olin 102 for a wonderful talk By Journalist Adam Shatz. A World War II hero, pioneering critic of racism in France, revolutionary psychiatrist, spokesman of the Algerian national liberation movement: Frantz Fanon lived many lives for a man who died at 36. But what thread links these "lives," and how are we to make sense of Fanon's writings today, several decades after the collapse of the colonial regimes he…

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