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Sustainability & Social Justice Event Series

Spring 2015



Tuesday, March 24


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 <>


Wednesday, March 25



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 <>


Wednesday, April 1


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.”

-- trailer available online at

-- hosted by Dr. Carol Thompson


Tuesday, April 7



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

-- 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

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