Documentary Screening & DiscussionPart of Con(tra)ception Week and the Nelson Mandela Initiative. ++++
No Past to Speak Of
Wednesday April 29, 2009
7pm, Design Center Room 212
Produced and Directed by Jeremy Gans (2006)
“No Past to Speak Of” follows the story of a high profile infant rape case in South Africa, in which the victim was only 15 months old. The film delves into the complex and layered elements of South African life which contributed to this horrific event.
Post-film discussion facilitated by Claudia Ford, Director of International Programs.
Screening with Q&A
The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas
Friday May 1, 2009
8pm, RISD Auditorium A remarkable film pilgrimage visiting the sacred sites of the Dalai
Lamas in Tibet with renowned author Glenn Mullin.
This fascinating journey explores the caves where the early Buddhist masters meditated, enters the monasteries where the Dalai Lamas and others taught, and – at an altitude of over 17,000 feet – looks down into the famous Oracle Lake of Lhamo Lhatso where every Dalai Lama has had prophetic visions. Many of these sites are currently closed or inaccessible. This may be your only chance to see some of these extraordinary places.
Narrator and composer Steve Dancz will be available for questions
after the film, and share his experience of sitting with the Dalai Lama.
Admission is free, and donations for the Jamyang Choling Institute
for Tibetan Buddhist Studies will be gratefully accepted. This monastic organization preserves the Tibetan culture by training nuns.
This fascinating journey explores the caves where the early Buddhist masters meditated, enters the monasteries where the Dalai Lamas and others taught, and – at an altitude of over 17,000 feet – looks down into the famous Oracle Lake of Lhamo Lhatso where every Dalai Lama has had prophetic visions. Many of these sites are currently closed or inaccessible. This may be your only chance to see some of these extraordinary places. Narrator and composer Steve Dancz will be available for questionsafter the film, and share his experience of sitting with the Dalai Lama.
|Events Around Town
Creative Conversation @ New Urban Arts
On Books and Prints
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:00-8:00pm
743 Westminster Street, Free and Open to the Public
A Conversation with Shea’la Finch of Tiny Showcase, Deb Dormody of If ‘N Books + Marks and Jen Corace, local artist and freelance illustrator.
1933: The Creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps
Live Recording in the AS220 Performance Space Did building dams, planting trees and taking the boys from the city help end a depression or were we then, as now, just pretending? What exactly does ‘Shovel Ready’ projects mean for those who are not part of the ‘Shovel Ready’ construction force? Guest Panelists include:
Vincent Marzullo, Neil M. Maher, PhD and Randy Albeda.See website for more details.
April 30th & May 1st 2009Rhode Island College Student Union Ballroom10:00am-5:00pmThe L.I.F.E Organization of Rhode Island College cordially invites the community to attend its First Annual “Diversity is a Way of L.I.F.E Conference” being held in Rhode Island College’s Student Union Ballroom on April 30th and May 1st 2009. This year’s focus is on Race, Gender, Power and Privilege.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Arts Mentoring Fellowship Program Applications Due Friday May 1st
For more information, visit New Urban Arts website.++++
Bumpkin Island Proposals Due May 4, 2009
What Happens When Artists Annex an Island?
Visit Berwick website for more details.
AmeriCorps*VISTA member recruitment for 2009-2010!
Rhode Island Campus Compact seeks recent college graduates to serve a year of national service. VISTAs serve as community service and service learning coordinators on campuses and in schools to better align resources with low-income communities.
To find out more information, contact Sonia Ferria, AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader @ 401.427.6946
· Providence Agencies: RISD | Public Engagement’s web site provides an updated listing of community organizations that are interested in working with the RISD community.
· Our Blog:RISD | Public Engagement’s blog is a place where we document what we learn about what’s happening on campus, in Providence, and around the world. It’s also where we post the most up to date scoop about what’s new!· At the Swearer Center: The Swearer Center now has an Economic Crisis website which will be updated regularly with events, links, and information on what folks can do.
The now has an Economic Crisis website which will be updated regularly with events, links, and information on what folks can do.
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Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all.++++
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|Public Testimony on
Thursday, April 30
2:30pm, State House
Have your voice be heard at a public hearing on potential changes to the state’s public art funding.
For more information, contact Liz Keithline at Rhode Island State Council for the Arts.