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Student Event Spotlight

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  • On Tuesday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, Brenda Blasingame, Program Manager at the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, will speak on the importance of confronting social justice and racial equity issues during the first 1000 days of life, speaking in reference to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “The Other America” and structural racism present in American society. You can register for the seminar here.
  • Also on Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm, join the Lehman Center for American History and Columbia University Press in celebrating the final volume of Jeffrey B. Perry’s study of the Father of Harlem Radicalism, “Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918–1927.” This will be a panel discussion with Jeffrey B. Perry and Brent Hayes Edwards. You can reserve your seat here.
  • The last event on Tuesday, held from 7 pm to 9 pm and hosted by the Harriman Institute and the Russian Film Club at Columbia University, will feature a discussion with Nancy Condee, Stephen Norris, and Dusty Wilmes about the 2019 Russian thriller Text. The film’s criminal plotline is centered around the use of social media and features graphic sex scenes, which breaks the mold of traditional Russian genre film in both “form and content.” You can register for the event here.
  • On Wednesday from 12 pm to 1 pm, there will be a World Leaders Forum with the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg. Solberg will discuss Norway’s UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund initiative as well as “the importance of funding global health efforts, garnering multilateralism in recovery, and leveraging opportunities for a sustainable shift in society.” You can register for the event here.
  • Also on Wednesday from 2 pm to 4:30 pm, there will be a screening of Isaac Julien’s 1989 film Looking for Langston followed by a discussion with the director. The event will be a celebration of Queer Harlem and Black art, poetry, music, and community. You can register for the event here.
  • On Friday at 10 am, Columbia University School of the Arts is hosting an event titled: “Global Expansion and Local Protection: American and Chinese Film Industries through Two World Wars.” Speaker Ying Zhu will discuss the stark contrast between The Republic and the People’s Republic of China as it relates to Hollywood and media. While the Republic era ushered Hollywood to the forefront of the Chinese market, the Communist victory in 1949 led to the eventual ban of Hollywood altogether. With Hollywood’s reemergence in China in 1994 came a new age of film genre and practice, which Zhu will explore in a historical context. You can register for the event here.
  • The last event on Friday will be held from 3 pm to 4:45 pm and will feature a discussion with poet, essayist, and journalist Maria Stepanova. The winner of several Russian and international awards, Stepanova will discuss her literary success and her independent crowd-sourced journal, which explores the cultural and sociopolitical realities of contemporary Russia. You can register for the event here.

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