Spring 2014 Collaborative Events

With the African Studies & the Women’s Studies Departments

Sweet Tale of Resilience
Tuesday April 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium, Room 228

Sweet Dreams is a highly acclaimed documentary film by Lisa and Rob Fruchtman that depicts three stories of Rwandan women as they navigate the successes and challenges of post-genocide Rwanda. The film intertwines their stories which express the resiliency of the Rwandan people. We follow Rwanda’s first all-female drumming troupe, their adventures in opening the first ice cream parlor in Rwanda, and their struggles to remain resilient and positive for the nation’s future.

Event is Free & Open to the Public, Please RSVP here

With The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library

The Mutiny on The Bounty: Myth & Fact
Wednesday, April 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Weinberg Memorial Library, 5th Floor, Heritage Room
Reception to follow to view the exhibit.

Although the mutiny on the bounty remains a cultural touchstone, the facts have been distorted by propaganda and popular culture. In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the mutiny and the Weinberg Library’s exhibit on the topic, University benefactor, alumnus, and book collector Edward R. Leahy will speak about the exhibit of his collection of mutiny on the bounty material, the creation of the myth of Captain Bligh as a cruel tyrant and the real story of the mutiny.

Click here to listen to the WVIA Artscene interview with Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Scranton, as he provides a preview to the lecture and exhibition.

Event is Free & Open to the Public, Please RSVP here

A Symposium with the African Studies Program

Africa: Art, Memory, Culture
Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
DeNaples Center, Room 405

A symposium discussing the study of the history, arts, economics and philosophy of Africa, African-Americans and the Caribbean. Our guest speakers include: Clement Price, Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Ethnicity and Culture, Rutgers-Newark, Lowery Stokes Sims, International Curator MAD, Global Africa Curator, Patrick Goodin, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Howard University, and Dr. Mwangi Wa Githinji, economics department, University of Massachusetts Amherst.Lunch is included and will follow the second lecture. A wine and cheese reception will end the symposium.

Symposium Schedule
9-9:45 a.m.: Registration
9:45-10 a.m.: Introductory remarks
10-11:15 a.m.: Clement Price, Rutgers University: “Learning Africa: What We Need to Know”
11:30-12:45 p.m.: Patrick Goodin: “Afro Carribean Philosophy: An outline”
12:45 -2 p.m.: Lunch
2:00-3:15 p.m.:  Mwangi wa githinji: “Is there such a Thing as a Culture of Development?”
3:15-4:00 p.m.: Annie Hounsokou: “Art: Memory, Culture: The Case of Christian African Art”
4:00-4:15 p.m.: Concluding remarks
4:15-5:30 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception
5:30 p.m.: Nego Gato Performing Troupe, DeNaples Ballroom

Cost is $40 per person. Admission is free of charge for The University of Scranton Faculty, Staff and Students as well as Marywood University Students.

Please RSVP here

A Roundtable with the Office of Community Relations

“We Are All Others: The American Story”
Monday, April 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Weinberg Memorial Library, Room 305
Co-Moderated by Sondra Myers, Director of the Schemel Forum
and Julie Schumacher Cohen, Director of Community and Government Relations 

This roundtable discussion will explore how all of us are “others” to someone. Our nation has welcomed people from all corners of the globe, as has Northeastern Pennsylvania. Can we celebrate our diversity by becoming more inclusive? How do we welcome newcomers today? What does the American melting pot experience say about an increasingly globalized world?

Event is Free & Open to the Public, Please RSVP here



To register for programs, contact:   
Emily Brees
Schemel Forum Assistant 
For more info on the Schemel Forum, contact:
Sondra Myers
Schemel Forum Director

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