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Cultural Enrichment Center Sponsored Events, Spring 2012

More listings to come - All Events Free and Open to the Public



5th Annual UHD Gender Conference - Unveiling Gender
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, A-300, 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Documentary Films with Filmmaker Surabhi Sharma

Screening Tracing Bylanes (2011)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Noon, Chao Center for Asian Studies Conference Room, Mech Lab 209
The Kinder Institute will be screening Tracing Bylanes (2011), followed by a discussion with the lmmaker. The screening will be moderated by Kinder Institute for Urban Research Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Patricia Snell Herzog.


Screening Aamakaar - The Turtle People (2003)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6:30 p.m., University of Houston, Downton, Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium
The University of Houston, Downtown will be screening Aamakaar - The Turtle People (2003). The screening will be followed by a
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Class Visitation at Rice University
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 10:50 a.m., Duncan 1055

Ms. Sharma will visit several classes while in Houston, including ASIA 212/ANTH 212, “Perspectives on Modern Asia.”
This class is open to the public.


Screening of Jahaji Music: Indian in the Caribbean (2007)
Friday, March 30, 2012, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Rice Gallery Foyer - Sewall 309
Screening followed by a discussion with the film maker in Sewall 309.
Prior to the screening, there will be a reception with the film maker in the Rice Gallery foyer at 5:30 p.m.


About Surabhi Sharma
Sharma is based in Mumbai and studied film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. She made her first film Jari Mari in 2001 and since has gone on to direct Aamakaar (2003), Above the Din of Sewing Machines (2004), Jahaji Music (2007), Pregnancy, Prescriptions and Protocol (2008) and Labels from a Global City (2009). She recently completed Tracing Bylanes (2011) about the city of Chandigarh and is currently working on Bidesia in Bambai. Her films have been screened at and awarded by various festivals around the world.



The Postcolonial City in Cinema: A Film and Lecture Series
March 6 - 8, 2012, Cullen Robertson Auditorium

Tuesday, March 6, 4:00 p.m., Dirty Pretty Things (2002) introduced by Dr. Chuck Jackson (Department of English)

Wednesday, March 7, 4:00 p.m., Earth (1998) introducted by Dr. Cara Murray (Department of English)

Thursday, March 8, 4:00 p.m.
Dhobi Ghat: Mumbai Diaries (2010) introduced by Dr. Sucheta Choudhuri (Department of English)
What Liest Beneath: Architects of Cinema and the City. Dr. Ratheesh Radhakrishnan (Rice University)
Post-screening reception and dinner: Coffee House 3rd floor, Academic building.

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Black History Month

Dr. Nosakhere Griffin-El speaking on "Community-Based Teaching"
Tuesday, February 7, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Cullen Robertson Auditorium

Dr. Griffin-El will discuss ways of promoting a sense of agency to encourage young adults to become problem-solvers who will work towards positively building their communities.


500 Years Later, Film documentary by M.K. Asante
Wednesday, February 15, 4:00p.m. -6:30 p.m., 1099-N
500 Hundred Years Later explores how the effects of African enslavement are still present and plague people of African descent around the world.


Dr. Sophia Belay speaking on "Black Mental Health"
Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m., Cullen Robertson Auditorium

Dr. Sophia Belay will discuss the history and misconceptions of Black mental health in America.

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February Events organized by The Center for Public Deliberation

Four Political Philosophies: Socialism, Liberalism, Libertarianism, Conservatism
Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Cullen Robertson Auditorium

A discussion of 4 views on political and social life, with Q&A Discussants: Anthony Chiaviello, Raquel Chiquillo, John Linantud, Adam Ellwanger Ending with an Ice Cream Discussion. (Sponsored by Center for Public Deliberation)


Agnosticism, Humanism, and Buddhism, A Discussion
Wednesday, February 29, 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.. C-100

Discussants: Mike Duncan, Kirk Hagen, William Waters




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