Celebrate pre-Halloween week by painting a pumpkin! Or take a break from classes and midterms (ugh) with this week’s on-campus events!

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Student Event Spotlight

  • On Monday, October 24, from 6 to 8 pm EDT, EcoReps’ Living Green Committee will be hosting a DIY Beeswax Wraps and Vegan Protein Balls event in the Broadway Hall first floor lounge. You can learn to make your own energy balls and bring them home in a sustainable beeswax wrap!
  • On Tuesday, October 25, at 8:30 pm, BlueShift will have a Pumpkin Painting Night in Pupin 1332! Please fill out this form to reserve a pumpkin.
  • On Friday, October 28, from 11 am to 12 pm, the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review will host the discussion “Reimagining Gender Justice with the Equal Rights Amendment: A Conversation with Ting Ting Cheng at Columbia Law School.” The event, commemorating CULR’s annual essay contest, centers on envisioning a new framework for gender justice and the law, based on the history of the ERA movement, gender in US Supreme Court precedent, and other international and national models for equality. There will be a moderated discussion with time for open Q&A. The event will take place in Uris 142 or via Zoom. RSVP at tinyurl.com/culr-era, and read the winning student essays at culawreview.org/high-school-essay-contest.

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  • On Monday, October 24, from 12:10 to 1:10 pm EDT, the lunchtime panel “Frances Perkins: Pioneer for Social Justice,” will discuss the history and legacy of Frances Perkins, FDR’s secretary of labor and a Columbia graduate. Perkins was the first woman to serve in a US president’s cabinet. The panel will take place in Jerome Greene Hall. Lunch will be provided; please register in advance.
  • On Tuesday, October 25, from 6 to 7:30 pm, Columbia Sexual Violence Response will host the Zoom webinar “Surviving and Thriving When Digital Goes Digital” with digital safety expert Adam Dodge. Please register online.
  • On Wednesday, October 26, from 5 to 6:15 pm, the Committee on Global Thought will host the conversation “Reimagining Global: Are Extreme Crises the Only Way Forward?” The world today is more turbulent, more polarized, and more at-risk than in decades prior. Paradoxically, the many existential threats to our universe—natural and human-made—require global collaboration if we have any chance of success. How, then, should we think about the concept of “global” today? The conversation will take place in the Skyline Room at Faculty House with a reception afterward. Please register for this event online.
  • Also on Wednesday, October 26, from 6 to 7:30 pm, is a launch for the new book The Swedish Theory of Love by Henrik Berggren and Lars Trägårdh. Berggren and Trägårdh argue that the long-standing view of Sweden’s welfare state as the result of socialist collectivism is flawed. While social values have been and remain strong, they have co-existed with a radical form of individualism. The event will take place in Buell Hall. Please register online.
  • Thursday, October 27, at 4:30 pm, is the Columbia School of the Arts’ 2022 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on the topic “Ernesto Cardenal and Thomas Merton: Poets, Priests, Mystics, Revolutionaries.” Inspired by the lifelong correspondence between Ernesto Cardenal and Thomas Merton, Dean Carol Becker will read from her new essay about their complex lives and dreams for a future society. Cardenal, whom she knew personally, participated in the Nicaraguan revolution that toppled the Somoza dictatorship. Merton was an anti-Vietnam War and Civil Rights advocate. This lecture is a result of Becker’s fascination with how they lived their lives as writers, artists, monks, and activists. This is a hybrid event, in-person in the William H. Black Building on 168th Street and available as a webinar online.
  • On Friday, October 28, from 6 to 8 pm, there will be a screening of the 2019 documentary The Condor & The Eagle. The documentary follows four environmental activists from Canada to the Ecuadorian Amazon to tell the story of the collective struggle of the Indigenous peoples of North and South America in their fight to protect the Earth from climate change and to advocate for global climate justice. The screening will be held in the Northwest Corner building followed by a Q&A session. Advance registration and a Columbia ID are required to attend.

Jack-o’-lantern via Bwog archives