Heike Klapdor will present her Film-Text-Montage, Displaced. Die Figur des (R)Emigranten im Film nach 1945, with English subtitles.
Heike Klapdor is the director of the Berlin Kolleg and of the Paul Kohner Agency. An internationally renowned scholar, Klapdor works with the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek and the journal FilmExil. She is also the curator of the exhibition, “100 Jahre Film Berlin,” and of the Dauerausstellung des Filmmuseum Berlin.
The event is sponsored by the German & Scandinavian Studies Department at UMass; the German Studies Departments at: Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Amherst College; the Five College German Faculty Seminar; and the Five College Lecture Fund.
These seven women arrived at Smith College in 1969 from California, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington. Living together in an inspiring creative community strengthened their belief in the importance of art in their lives. They have shared their intellectual and personal lives as artists and friends in a 50-year conversation, forging artistic paths as varied as their backgrounds. Their careers evolved to encompass painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, fashion design, graphic design, digital art, production design, cake design, and public art. The scale of their work ranges from intimate to grand. It is personal and public, meditative and political, delightful and profound. The Art of Friendship celebrates the range and agility of their practice on the occasion of their 45th Reunion.
Ellen DeVoe, M.S.W., Ph.D., is professor and director of the Ph.D. Program Director at the Boston University School of Social Work. She has been named one of the most influential social workers today. She is recognized for her research on the study of violence exposure on children and interventions designed to mitigate the impact of trauma on families. Her early scholarship focused on sexual abuse, the impact of domestic and community violence on children and families, and intervention research. Since the September 11th attacks, she has been immersed in intervention research concerning parents affected by traumatic stress, including military and veteran parents and families. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Department of Defense. For the last decade, DeVoe has directed a program of research funded by the Department of Defense focused on the development of a parenting intervention program to support military parents throughout cycles of deployment and reintegration. DeVoe is currently serving on the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering.
Dawn Belkin Martinez, Ph.D., LICSW, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work and was formerly an instructor in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Trained as a family therapist, Dawn worked as the senior social worker on the Inpatient Psychiatry Service at Children’s Hospital Boston for 13 years and is the co-author of the book Social Justice in Clinical Practice: A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work. Dawn is one of the founding members of the Boston Liberation Health Group and gives presentations locally, nationally, and internationally about her work with Latino youth, immigrant families, liberation health theory and practice, and social justice.
Lenelle Moïse is the author of Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit), winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for excellence in literature. In her work, influenced by both jazz and hip hop, Moïse explores the intersections of identity, memory and spirit. She performs with theatrical verve, feminist conviction, humor, music and movement. She was the Spring 2018 Playwright-in-Residence at Ithaca College, a 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing, the 2017 Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence at Smith College, and a Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow. Her full-length plays include K-I-S-S-I-N-G, the Ruby Prize-winning Merit, The Many Faces of Nia, and the Off-Broadway hit Expatriate. Moïse’s writing has been published in several anthologies including Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution. She currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she was the 2010-2012 Poet Laureate. For more information, visit www.lenellemoise.com.
Don't miss Slime Managment's last show of the year! Bring your favorite scraps of yarn and all your friends to the East Lecture Hall on Sun, May 6th at 8pm.
Join us for the screening of "Floating Empty", a Division III poetic narrative film. In addition to Saturday, May 5th @7PM, there will also be a screening on Friday May 11th, also @7PM, also in the Bill Brand Screening Room. A curated playlist will begin at 6:30. There will be snacks.
The W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies presents A Celebration with Words: Poetry, Prose, Spoken Word in the Spirit of Robert Abel (1941-2017)
Invited readers are Edward Bruce Bynum, Elijah El-Bisi, Jehann El-Bisi, Feyla McNamara, Wally Swist, Joyce White Deer Vincent, Ron Welburn and Willie Wheeler.
Hosted by John Bracey.
Free admission and light refreshments. Several of the authors will have their work available for sale after the event. Support was provided by Chancellor’s Office. For more details, please contact Sharon Coney at 413-545-2751 or email@example.com.
People say a photo is worth a 1,000 words, but what about a song?
Join us for a few musical performance of Ryan Scott Oliver's immaculate song cycle. With each song inspired by a singular image, "35MM" is an eccentric, yet compelling exploration into the power of a photograph.
As seating is limited, ticket reservations will be available online starting Wednesday 4/25.
Music and Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
Based on Photographs by Matthew Murphy
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ryan Scott Oliver
Additional Percussion Arrangements by Jeremy Yaddaw
Additional Guitar Arrangements by Matt Hinkley
"35MM: A Musical Exposition" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
This program was made possible (in part) by a grant from the UMass Arts Council.