Thursday, 08 Nov 2018
Fartumo Kusow will discuss her most recent novel, Tale of a Boon's Wife, and how her life and experiences as a Somali woman shape her characters and major themes of her work. Kusow draws connections between the main themes of social hierarchy, female relationships, power, and prejudice and present day unconscious biases.
Sunday, 11 Nov 2018
This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.
Monday, 12 Nov 2018
Faculty and staff who themselves identified as first-generation students are invited to meet with first-generation students. A student panel follows (6:30-7:30 pm.). Registration is requested.
Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018
MAINELAND follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers from China as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. They are part of the enormous wave of Chinese "parachute students" enrolling in U.S. private schools. A discussion with the director, Miao Wang, will immediately follow the 90-minute film.