Upcoming events -- film, music, dance, etc - many free!

The annual Freedom Breakfast honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Georgia Center. Nominations are now being taken for the Fulfilling the Dream Awards ... nomination information and guidelines may be obtained by emailing diverse@uga.edu. Deadline for nominations is November 20.

November 14
Film Shorts Screening. Sponsored by Invisible Children. Representatives from the Invisible Children International Body will be present to further discuss the issues people in northern Uganda are facing and address how students can get involved in ending the longest running war in Africa. 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. Cine. Contact: caitlinn@uga.edu.

November 14 Coffee Hour. Sponsored by the International Student Life Office. Experience new cultures and meet new people while sampling food from around the world. This week's Coffee Hour is co-hosted by ASHA for Education and the UGA Office of International Education in celebration of Children's day in India. Awards will be presented for OIE's 2008 International Photo Competition. Come between 11:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. to view all this year's photo submissions and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Winners for all categories will be announced at 12:45 P.M.11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706-542-5867.

November 14 IWS Friday Speaker Series. Sponsored by the Institute for Women's Studies. Nik Heynen, associate professor of geography, discusses Agitating Political Ecology in the Apps: Anarcho-Feminist Traditions for thinking about Squashing Spatial Hierarchies in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. 12:20 P.M. - 1:10 P.M. Miller Learning Center Room 250. Contact: momolly@uga.edu.

November 14 Ballet Flamenco José Porcel. Sponsored by The UGA Performing Arts Center. Flamenco dance troupe. $24/$29, half price for UGA students with valid ID. There are discounts for groups. 8:00 P.M. Hodgson Concert Hall. Contact: 706-542-4400, www.uga.edu/pac.

November 14 Dance Performance. Sponsored by Bethlehem Ministry. The event supports a new medical clinic in Terrier Rouge, Haiti.. Music by Moyuba! drum ensemble and One L., an Afro-Cuban inspired band. Speakers will begin the program, followed by Moyuba! drum ensemble and dance performances by Danbala Afro-Haitian dance ensemble and Shakti Project. The evening will end with music from One L. Some snacks will be provided. Please come and enjoy a great evening of folk music/dance from Haiti/Cuba and to meet other members of our community who are commited to fullfilling the dream of healthy, sustainable living in Terrier Rouge. Donation is $5-$10. 8:30 P.M. Little Kings. Contact: Tara Faragoza at 706 614 6331, tarafara37@hotmail.com, www.BethlehemMinstry.org.

November 14 3rd Annual Mr. and Miss Latin UGA. Sponsored by Delta Alpha Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. This pageant aims to create awareness of the Latino culture at the University of Georgia. The participants, all University of Georgia’s students, will model their native attire and represent their country of origin. There will also be a talent and interview section related to the Latino culture. 7:00 P.M. Georgia Center Mahler Auditorium. Contact: Zuhai Marie Rivera: 912 856-4107, zuhaiirivera@gmail.com, www.uga.edu/lta

November 15 5th Annual Night In Saigon. Sponsored by the Vietnamese Students Association. A showcase of the beautiful Vietnamese culture with a fusion of traditional and modern highlights of Vietnamese life. There will be entertaining show featuring a diverse variety of performers including dancers, singers, skit actors, and tons of delicious food. For natives and those wishing to introduce themselves to the culture. Tickets $9 at the door or by phone at 706-542-8074. 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Oconee County Civic Center, Watkinsville. Contact: vsa@uga.edu.

November 16 Concert Bella Italia. Sponsored by the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The fall concert by Collegium Musicum, an early music vocal ensemble, features early vocal and instrumental music from Italy. 6:00 P.M. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 598 Prince Avenue. Contact: 706-542-3737, www.music.uga.edu.

November 16 Weaving the Threads of Justice. Sponsored by Russell Library and Partners. An afternoon of film, lecture, & music. The program features a screening of the documentary film, The Telling Takes Me Home, a commentary from Guy, Candie, and Heather Carawan and performance with Professor Art Rosenbaum. Guy, a folk musician and the center’s music director in the late 1950s and early 1960s, introduced, “We Shall Overcome” during a training camp for SNCC workers in 1960, after which it quickly emerged as the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. Reception and gallery tours after the program. 2:00 P.M.
Russell Library, Main Library. Contact: 706-542-5788, www.libs.uga.edu/russell.

November 17 Thanksgiving Feast. Sponsored by International Student Life. A traditional American Thanksgiving feast will be provided for international students and their families. Reservations required. 6:30 P.M. Contact: 706-542-5867, ugaisl@uga.edu.

November 19 Brown Bag Lecture. Sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies, the African Studies Institute, and the African American Cultural Center. Bring a bagged lunch and hear Dr. Lesley Feracho, professor of Romance Languages and African American Studies give the lecture Womanism and Rock: Music, Black Female Artists, and the Politics of Race and Gender. 12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. Memorial Hall Room 407

November 19 Safe Space Training. Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center and the Lambda Alliance. An orientation to raise awareness and knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues and to suggest ways to serve as an ally to LGBT individuals. Following the orientation, participants receive a Safe Space decal. To register, visit www.uga.edu/safespace 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Contact: 706-542-4160, jmiracle@uga.edu.

November 19 World Fest. Sponsored by the World Ambassadors. Various student organizations will join together to feature displays and performances in a universal cultural celebration. 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Tate Student Center Plaza. Contact: 706-542-5867, edarren1@uga.edu.

November 19 Fall Teaching Academy Workshop. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Teaching Academy. Observations and the recommendations from the Workshop, titled A Conversation on UGA's Cultural Climate, will be forwarded to the University's Diversity Advisory Committee and the Office of Institutional Diversity. The workshop is open to Teaching Academy members, UGA faculty, and students. Please RSVP. 3:30 P.M. CAES Student Activities Center, Four Towers Building. Contact: shilley@uga.edu.

November 19 Lecture. Sponsored by Institute of Native American Studies. Speaker Dr. Roger Maaka, professor of indigenous studies at the University of Saskatchewan, is a Maori scholar and a figure in both Native American and Indigenous Studies internationally. 4:00 P.M. Miller Learning Center Room 248. Contact: 706-542-3716, jweaver@uga.edu.

November 20 International Education Week Reception. Sponsored by International Student Life. Desserts and refreshments will be available to celebrate International Education Week, a nationally recognized week started by the Department of State and Department of Education. 5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706)542-5867, ugaisl@uga.edu.

November 21 Coffee Hour. Sponsored by the International Student Life Office. Experience new cultures and meet new people while sampling food from around the world. 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706-542-5867.

November 21 IWS Friday Speaker Series. Sponsored by the Institute for Women's Studies. Amanda Gailey, assistant professor of English, discusses Representations of Race and Gender in Children’s Literature of the Gilded Age. 12:20 P.M. - 1:10 P.M. Miller Learning Center Room 250. Contact: momolly@uga.edu.

November 21 Conversation Hour. Sponsored by Research & Engagement in Diversity (RED) on Teaching Diversity.

Ongoing Exhibit and Program Series. Sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and Partners. The Highlander Center- Weaving the Threads of Justice begins with a short film about the Highlander Center, followed by a series of black and white images coupled with text panels about modern southern activism, film footage documenting the Highlander Folk School’s twenty-fifth anniversary celebration, and a sound station where visitors can hear recorded samples of the protest songs that played a crucial role in rallying participants in the labor and civil rights movements. 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Through Sunday, November 30, 2008. Russell Library, UGA Main Library. Contact: 706-542-5766, jsevern@uga.edu, http://www.libs.uga.edu/russell/exhibits/highlander/index.shtml

1 comment:

AthensDancer said...

Please don't forget DanceATHENS 2008!

This year’s dance festival takes place November 16-22 and features workshops, classes, demonstrations and performances in jazz, Latin, tap, lyrical, hip hop, modern, ballroom, Middle Eastern, ballet, break dance and other cutting-edge styles from Athens area dance companies and guest performers. Highlighted events throughout town include an 80’s Prom at Tasty World on Friday, November 21, Ballroom Workshops on Sunday, November 16, Tap Dawgs Technique class on Thursday, November 20. The festival culminates with the DanceATHENS Dance Concert on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm.

The DanceATHENS Dance Concert provides an opportunity for the Athens community to see a professional-level show and to fall in love with a style of dance that they may have known nothing about. The concert will feature performances by UGA Ballroom Performance Group, UGA Tap Dawgs, UGA Ballet Ensemble, CORE, Dancefx, Contact Ballroom Company, Charleston Dance Project, and Atlanta’s Project Seven. Tickets are available at the Morton Theatre Box Office. Call (706) 613-3771. Adults $18; Students $14.