This weekend, an event called “Left Forum” is happening in New York:
It is the largest gathering of the left in the US, with a large number of panels, workshops, film screenings etc. and drawing left celebrities as speakers (e.g. Jesse Jackson and Noam Chomsky).
Also, the Yes Men will be presenting there this year! (we will talk about them alter in the semester)
See the program here: http://www.leftforum.org/node/393
I encourage everyone interested in left politics to check it out! (If you volunteer two hours of your time you get in for free.)
If you attend a session or workshop, you are welcome to write about as an extra credit assignment for this class.
A few more events at BLUESTOCKINGS for extra credit:
Saturday, March 27th @ 7PM – $5 Suggested
Discussion: Marcelline Block “Feminist Gaze and Spectatorship”
Come of a panel discussion about the book “Situating the Feminist Gaze and Spectatorship in Postwar Cinema,” a scholarly collection of essays on feminist film theory and contemporary post-feminist media studies. Joining editor Marcelline Block on the panel will be: Izabela Kalinowska, Jeremi Szaniawski, Lisa DeTora, Noelle Rouxel-Cubberly, Amy Woodworth, and Elizabeth Gruber.
Monday, April 5th @ 7PM – $5 Suggested
Screening: “Haiti” (2010, 30 minutes)
Join Jocelyn Perry for a screening and discussion of “Haiti: The Struggle of Humanity,” in which she interviews children in a Haitian orphanage (built by her grandparents’ congregation) about their hopes for the future. Perry is a member of Middle Collegiate Church and has traveled to Iraq and Palestine/Israel with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT).