Every Event On Campus: New And Improved Edition
Here at Bwog, we do our best to bring your attention to important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events excluded from our calendar or have a correction, let us know in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Instead of clogging up your feeds (and our Sunday afternoons), with 800 hundred copy and pasted links from poorly formatted Columbia websites, we’re unveiling Bwog’s new events calendar. Much like Bucket List in the days of yore, our calendar will compile every campus event across departments and student groups into one easily accessible Google Calendar! It’s still a work-in-progress, but if you have any suggestions, technical difficulties or want to make sure your event is included, drop us a line in the comments, through our submission form, or by emailing email@example.com.
Student Event Spotlight
Your student event could be here!! If your club or organization is interested in having your event featured in our weekly roundup, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org or using our Events Submission Form.
- On Wednesday from 7:30 – 9 pm, the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review will be hosting a screening of the first episode of the Ava DuVernay-helmed mini-series When They See Us, which is based on the wrongful convictions of the Central Park Five. The screening will be followed by a discussion with representatives from the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals to discuss the film, the case, and their implications. The case has already had an impact on Columbia’s campus, with vocal outrage leading to a lead prosecutor stepping down from a position as a lecturer at Columbia Law.
- On Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, human rights experts, national security specialists, United Nations Rapporteurs, and lawyers specializing in freedom of expression will gather in the East Gallery at Buell Hall to discuss what the charges against WikiLeaks founders and whistleblower Julian Assange mean for freedom of the press in the age of the internet. Head here for more information on the panelists and to reserve your seat!
- Also on Tuesday from 6 – 7:30 pm, head over to Teachers College to hear Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry (former Minister of Education in Burkina Faso and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education) present her report on the ways in which the right to education helps prevent atrocities and human rights violations. No registration needed but click here for more information.
- If neither of those events interests you, you can head over to the Diana Event Oval at 7 pm on Tuesday for the second event in Barnard’s podcasting series: “The Podcasting Revolution: Women in Podcasting.” Featuring Theo Bacomb, founding team member of NYT’s The Daily; Stephanie Foo, a writer and radio producer formerly of This American Life; and Tracie Hunte, a reporter for Radiolab, the panel will “will delve into the issues of storytelling, politics, funding, and representation that occupy today’s podcasters” and hopefully, explain to us why that random boy in your CC class isn’t the only one who can make it in the podcasting industry. No registration necessary.
- Thursday, October 17 marks the official opening of a new exhibit at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library entitled “Roar, Lion, Roar: A Celebration of Columbia Football.” To celebrate, there will be a panel discussion in Butler 203 from 6 – 8:30 pm. It will feature former Columbia football players and staff discussing the history of Columbia football from its inception in 1870 through the present (and yes, they’ll probably talk about The Streak) before everyone heads upstairs for a reception and a first look at the exhibit. Register and get more information here, just in time for homecoming!
- Also on Thursday, from 6 – 7:30 pm in Knox 208, Dr. Jermaine McCalpin, chair of the African and African- American Studies Program at New Jersey City University, will deliver his talk entitled “Reparations and the Politics of Avoidance and Denial.” In it, he’ll discuss “the avoidance, denial, and reparations for slavery in the U.S. and the Armenian Genocide in Turkey.” No registration is necessary, but you can find more information about the event and Dr. McCalpin here.
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