2013-14 Course Cluster

Theme "Unraveling Inequality"


Calendar of events

January 20 - Martin Luther King Day Teach-In, 1 p.m - 4 p.m, Hansen Student Center. View flyer for event.

February 6 - Guest speaker, Dr. Sandra Babcock (Professor of law and clinical director at the Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law) will give a presentation: "Global Politics, Morality, and the Declining Use of the Death Penalty". 4 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium.

February 17 - IFS screening of the 1934 version of Les Misérables (English subtitles), 7 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium.

February 20 - IFS screening of the 2012 American musical version of Les Misérables, 7 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium.

February 21 - Inaugural Address of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice: Dr. Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will deliver a lecture: "The New Religious Intolerance: Socratic Self-Examination and Sympathetic Imagination", officially inaugurating the Center, 4 p.m. at Hansen Student Center. Visit the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice webpage.

February 24 - Faculty Roundtable Discussion: Les Misérables: Faculty Panel examines the Influence of Hugo's work and the theme of Inequality and Revolution, 4 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium.

February 27 - Guest speaker, Dr. Casey Harison (University of Southern Indiana) will talk on the historical context of Les Misérables, with references to various film adaptations, 4 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium.

March 18 - Film screening: God Grew Tired of Us (C. Quinn & T. Walker, 2007, 90 minutes), 7 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium. Q&A with the Lost Boys of Sudan, Peter Magai Bul & Maketh Bul Mabior will follow.

March 19 - Film screening: Dear Mandela (2012, 93 minutes), 7 p.m. in SFH 022. Check it out above.

March 26 -  Inequality Portrayed: Depictions of inequality in the U.S. and abroad will be open to the public in the Ames Library. There will be student-presented posters about mental healthcare, a Spanish-speaking neighborhood in Chicago and how inequality plays out, meeting with community members, and a PROJECT SHANTYTOWN.


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