Sope Aluko Interactive Lecture
Acclaimed Nigerian actress Sope Aluko will give an interactive lecture on the making of Black Panther, in which she appeared, and the challenges of race and gender in Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general. Aluko will discuss her background and journey through the academic, professional, and business aspects of acting as well as its challenges and triumphs. She will probably be joined after her presentation by another actor for a conversation about their careers in the entertainment industry, on stage, film and behind the camera. This will be a unique opportunity for Wellesley students to meet an actor who understands the creative and artistic dimensions of performance and the importance of developing artists in general, especially female artists of color.
This event will be available for livestreaming here wellesley.edu/live
Generously supported by the Freedom Project, Theater Studies, Italian Studies, WGST, Department of Education, Department of Philosophy, Art Department, WCW, Harambee House, Department of Physics, East Asian Languages and Cultures Department, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Wilson Lecture Fund, Africana Studies, several academic departments, the Wilson Fund, Harambee House, Wellesley Centers for Women.
Apr 14, 4 PMThe Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture
Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, and Megan Núñez discuss racial relations in the U.S. and how to facilitate conversations about race and inclusion among young people.Event Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Feb 4–Feb 6, Feb 9, Feb 11, Feb 13The Spanish and Portuguese Film Festival
This film festival focuses on themes of memory, political violence, race, gender, sexuality, immigration, and democracy. All films are in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or indigenous languages, with English subtitles.Event Date:Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, February 6, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Sunday, February 9, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Thursday, February 13, 2020 (All day)
Mar 11, 4:30 PMDiasporic Tradition as Curatorial Practice
Newhouse Fellow Nazan Bedirhanoglu reflects on the use of symbols and narratives as building blocks of the Kurdish diasporic identity and share insights about her field research on the Kurdish diaspora in the United States.Event Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 4:30pm
Apr 7, 4:30 PM