Five College Consortium

Public Talk: "The Art of Dance"

Sat, Apr 14 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Kirby Memorial Theater

Join us for a public talk with Marcia Heard and Mansa Mussa, co-authors of “African Dance in New York City,” an excerpt from Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance (2002), edited by Thomas DeFrantz.

This event is part of "African American Dance: Form, Function and Style!," sponsored by the Amherst College Theater and Dance Department, Five College Dance, Arts at Amherst Initiative, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Community Engagement, Frost Library, and African and Caribbean Students Union. It is free and open to the Five College community.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2411
Contact email: 
srivers@amherst.edu

Andrea Fraser, Untitled, 2018.

Thu, Apr 26 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Weinstein Auditorium

Andrea Fraser is an artist best known for forms of performance art, institutional critique, and feminist practice that turn art world conventions on their head. Fraser lives in Los Angeles, where she chairs the UCLA Department of Art. This program is part of Excavating the Image, an annual collaboration between the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute and the Smith College Museum of Art.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Free and open to the public.
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Government Lecture: Lina Benabdallah

Thu, Apr 26 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center 103/104 Combined

Lina Benabdallah, an assistant professor of politics and international relations at Wake Forest University, will deliver a public lecture at Smith on April 26. An expert on Sino-African relations, Dr. Benabdallah will share research from her book project on China's multilateral foreign policy in continental Africa. The title of her talk is "Do knowledge and skills transfers from China to Africa diffuse Chinese norms, values, and models?"

Campus: 
Smith College
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Free and open to the public.

Atty. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Mon, Apr 23 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center 103/104 Combined

Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, who is challenging Richard Neal for the Democratic nomination to be candidate for U.S. Congress for the First Congressional District of Massachusetts, will speak at Smith College. She will address her candidacy for office as well as the electoral process at the state and national level. The opinions expressed will be neither the opinions of Smith College or its Trustees nor sanctioned by Smith College. The event is open to the public.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Free and open to the public.

Women & Social Change Conference

Sat, Apr 21 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
MCCONN 103 Case Study Room (Prev. McConnell Auditorium), McConnell Hall Foyer Gallery

CONFERENCE: GABRIELA MISTRAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Saturday April 21, 2018, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
McConnell Hall 103, Smith College

Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957), born Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, was a Chilean poet, essayist, schoolteacher, diplomat and activist for the rights of women, children and indigenous peoples. The first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in literature (1945), she remains the only female Nobel Laureate in literature in the Spanish language. Eleven years ago, upon the death of her partner and executor, Doris Dana, a large collection of Gabriela Mistral’s previously unknown papers and audio recordings were made public. This new archive was then donated to the National Library of Chile by Dana’s niece, Doris Atkinson. These materials have now contributed to a re-interpretation of the poet’s life and work. This conference, Gabriela Mistral in the 21st century, brings together the top Mistral scholars from Chile and the United States. The invited participants will discuss the significance of this new trove of papers and recordings, recent publications that have relied on these new materials, and future scholarship on the life and work of Gabriela Mistral.

Confirmed Participants
Doris Atkinson, Gabriela Mistral’s last literary executor (Mount Holyoke College ‘80)
Marjorie Agosin, Wellesley College
Elizabeth Horan, Arizona State University
Soledad Falabella, Universidad de Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
Maria Elena Wood, Chilean documentary filmmaker

Campus: 
Smith College
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The conference is free but will be limited to 60 registered participants.

Thesis Presentation: Maria Wood AC '18J

Wed, Apr 18 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Wright Hall 002

"No John Trumbull: The social, political, and cultural resonances of Hamilton, An American Musical," an honors thesis presentation by Maria Wood 'AC 18J.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Free and open to the public.

2018 Jewish Film Festival

Wed, Apr 25 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Art Museum, 106A

Full of eye-opening surprises, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story goes behind the public persona of a deeply misunderstood starlet to reveal her uncredited achievements in science and technology. 

Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Jewish Studies Program. 

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Free, but preregistration is required: phone 413-739-4715 or email.
Contact email: 
ntulik@mtholyoke.edu

Guangzhou Dream Factory

Tue, Apr 24 2018 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: 
Kendade Hall, 305

The Miller Worley Center for the Environment and History Department welcome Christiane Badgley for a screening of her new film Guangzhou Dream Factory.

Guangzhou, a.k.a. Canton, is southern China’s centuries-old trading port. Today the booming metropolis of 14 million is a mecca of mass consumption, its vast international trading centers crammed with every “Made in China” good imaginable. Every year more than half a million Africans travel to Guangzhou where they buy goods to sell back in Africa. Over time, some have chosen to stay, and for these Africans China looks like the new land of opportunity, a place where anything is possible. But is it?

Featuring a dynamic cast of men and women from Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY weaves the stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, “Made in China” dreams into a compelling critique of 21st century global capitalism. Following a filmmaker’s journey from Ghana to China and back to Africa, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY provides a rare glimpse of African aspirations in an age of endless outsourcing. 

 

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
hsharac@mtholyoke.edu

MHC Student Dance Concert

Fri, Apr 20 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Studio Theatre

The Dance Department at Mount Holyoke College presents a concert featuring nine student choreographic works with diverse dance styles from hip-hop to classical ballet. Affinity features works choreographed by Cara Board, Izzy Thompson, Joey Haley, Katherine Kain, Sea Thomas, Olivia Chandler, Silva Warren, Haylea Hubacz, and Isabelle Kirwin.

The Mount Holyoke Student Concert, Affinity, will be held at Mount Holyoke College in the Kendall Hall Studio Theater on April 20 and 21, 2018 at 8:00pm. Student tickets are $3. General admission is $5. Tickets can be reserved by emailingmhcdance.reservations@gmail.com, or by calling the Box Office at 413-538-2848.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Student tickets are $3. General admission is $5. Tickets can be reserved by emailing mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com, or by calling the Box Office at 413-538-2848.
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