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Events

 

 

 

Sustainability & Social Justice Event Series

Spring 2015

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 28

7:00-9:00pm

BLUU Ballroom

Lecture and book signing by Dr. Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography at UCLA and Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel", about his new book, "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?"

 

Thursday, Feb. 26

7:00-9:00pm

Moudy 141N

Lecture by Dr. Jeannine Gailey, TCU Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, on “Women of Size and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’: Weight and Gender Discourse in Contemporary Society”

-- sponsored by TCU’s Women and Gender Studies Program

-- hosted for SOAN by Dr. Lisa Vanderlinden

 

Thursday, March 17

6:00-8:00pm

Sid Richardson, LH1

Lecture by Dr. Hannele Harjunen, Dept. of Social Sciences & Philosophy, Univ. of Jyväskylä, Finland, on “Neoliberal Bodies: The Case of the Fat Body”

-- Dr. Hannele Harjunen works as a postdoctoral researcher in gender studies at the Dept. of Social Sciences & Philosophy, Univ. of Jyväskylä, Finland. Dr. Harjunen’s research interests include gender(ed), body/body norms, fat studies, health, and social policy. Her current research project “The Construction of Neoliberal Bodies” explores the ways by which neoliberal economic discourses and discursive practices work on the body, especially the fat body.

-- hosted by Dr. Jeannine Gailey

 

Tuesday, March 24

5:00pm

BLUU Ballroom

Art exhibit and discussion with Panamanian indigenous (Guna) artist Ologwagdi, “Ologwagdi and the Art of Protest”

-- for more information, please contact Dr. Peter Szok <p.szok@tcu.edu>

 

Wednesday, March 25

6:30pm

SWR LH1

Screening of documentary film “Give Us the Money” about how Bono and others seek global humanitarian aid

-- for more information, please contact Rev. Allison Lanza at <allison.lanza@tcu.edu>

 

Wednesday, April 1

6:30-9:00pm

Palko 130

Screening of classic anime film Princess Mononoke

-- “This epic, animated 1997 fantasy made history as the top-grossing domestic feature ever released in Japan, where its combination of mythic themes, mystical forces, and ravishing visuals tapped deeply into cultural identity and contemporary ecological anxieties. Set in medieval Japan, revered anime pioneer Hayao Miyazaki’s original story in Princess Mononoke envisions a struggle between nature and man. The march of technology, embodied in the dark iron forges of the ambitious Tatara clan, threatens the natural forces explicit in the benevolent Great God of the Forest and the wide-eyed, spectral spirits he protects. When Ashitaka, a young warrior from a remote, and endangered, village clan kills a ravenous, boar-like monster, he discovers the beast is in fact an infectious ‘demon god,’ transformed by human anger. Ashitaka’s quest to solve the beast’s fatal curse brings him into the midst of human political intrigues as well as the more crucial battle between man and nature.”--Amazon.com

-- trailer available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OiMOHRDs14

-- hosted by Dr. Carol Thompson

 

Tuesday, April 7

6:00-7:30pm

SWR LH1

Screening of film “Doing Time, Doing Vipassana” (1997)

-- “This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good. It is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi, the former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi, who strove to transform the notorious Tihar Prison and turn it into an oasis of peace. But most of all it is the story of prison inmates who underwent profound change, and who realized that incarceration is not the end but possibly a fresh start toward an improved and more positive life. Their success has been so dramatic that recently the Indian Government decided to apply Vipassana in all the country's prisons. The filmmakers spent about two weeks inside Tihar Central Prison in New Delhi and Baroda Jail in the Indian state of Gujarat. They interviewed inmates and jail officials, and filmed in places rarely accessible to film crews, whether Indian or foreign.”--Karuna Films

-- trailer available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RfbmCviCnw

-- sponsored by TCU Contemplative Studies Faculty Interest Group

-- cohosted by Dr. Mark Dennis and Dr. Dave Aftandilian

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Department Staff
   
 

Dr. Morrison Wong
Department Chair & Sociology Program Director

 

Dr. Miguel Leatham
Anthropology Program Director

 

Ms. Shawn Keane
Administrator

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