Upcoming ISSS Activities – Open to Everyone

reembarque-banderas4 October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm

Ilens Film: Reshipment

Presented by: William Luis, Professor of Spanish and Director of the Program in Latino and Latina Studies; and Gloria Rolando, Filmmaker Cuba (2014) Dir: Gloria Rolando. A documentary about a little-known chapter in the history of Cuba where Haitians were brought to the country as cheap labor to work in the sugar cane fields and...... KEEP READING

surviveplague October 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: How to Survive a Plague

Presented by: Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology), and Faculty Head of North House USA (2012) Dir: David France. The story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical...... KEEP READING

wowlogo_whitebackground October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm

World on Wednesday: Helping Girls to Succeed in School in Rural Mauritania

Location: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Cultural stigmas in Africa assign girls and boys different roles and levels of status in their social environments, which in turn has negative impacts on girls’ opportunities for learning. Parents with limited economic resources choose to invest in education for their sons instead of...... KEEP READING

salaam-bombay October 22, 2014 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Salaam Bombay!

Presented by: Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of History, Asian Studies, and Islamic Studies UK, India, France (1988) Dir: Mira Nair. After the boy Krishna is kicked out of his home and abandoned by the circus, he takes a train to Bombay where he joins a community of street kids and gets a job selling tea...... KEEP READING

wowlogo_whitebackground October 29, 2014 - 12:00pm

World on Wednesday: Wellness Around the World

Location: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Learn about the essential elements for living a longer, healthier life.  The topics of nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, alcohol consumption and sense of community will all be explored from a global perspective.... KEEP READING


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