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Race, Visuality, and History in the Quotidan
A Roundtable Discussion Featuring:
Arielle Azoulay, Brown University
Joshua Takano Chambers- Letson, Northwestern University
Linda Gordon, New York University
Eric L. Muller, University of North Carolina, School of Law
Gary Okihiro, Columbia University
Whitman College Black Box Theater
03/11/15 at 4:30 pm
Reception to Follow
Co-Sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Whitman College, and the Program in American Studies.
Lapidus Family fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies
March 23, 2015
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Title: Lightning in a Panel:The American Superhero and the Invention of a Modern Mythology
Wretches and Jabberers
Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 4:30pm at McCormick Hall 101
Oscar® winner and twice Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Gerardine Wurzburg, will screen her compelling feature documentary Wretches & Jabberers. Wurzburg is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies. Wurzburg's inspiring documentary chronicles the world travels of disability rights advocates, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, in a bold quest to change attitudes about the intelligence and abilities of people with autism.
In the film, Tracy and Larry take to the road to promote awareness of the hidden intelligence in those who face speech and communication challenges, connecting with others like them across the globe who struggle to find a means of expression. Tracy, Larry and their support team, Harvey Lavoy and Pascal Cheng, visit Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland, giving interviews and presentations and learning about the lives of people with autism in these countries. Viewers share in their eye-opening experiences as the men negotiate the terrain of travel, culture and new friendships on what they aptly named The World Intelligence Magnified Tour.
All four men will engage in a conversation with the audience following the screening.
Cosponsored by the Program in Teacher Preparation
Supported by the generous gift of Philip F. Anschutz and family
free and open to the public