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Human Rights Center April Events: Conference and Documentary Screening

Name: Alison Okuda
Email: aokuda@worcester.edu

The Center for the Study of Human Rights presents -

A special conference on Wednesday, April 8, 5-7pm, in the Student Center Blue Lounge,
"Celebrating Poetry and Activism: The Legacy of Dennis Brutus and Contemporary Human Rights"
Featuring panelists Dr. Marjorie Agosín, Professor of Spanish at Wellesley College; Dr. Josna Rege, Professor of English; Ross Griffiths, Archives and Special Collections Librarian; and Dr. Aldo García-Guevara, Department of History and Political Science
Please join us for an evening of poetry, discussion, and refreshments!
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

An all-day documentary marathon on Thursday, April 9, 9:30am-8:30pm, in the Student Center North/South Auditorium
Stop by any time to watch episodes from "Have You Heard from Johannesburg? Seven Stories of the Global Anti-Apartheid Movement," the award-winning documentary by Connie Field
https://www.clarityfilms.org/haveyouheardfromjohannesburg/
Please join us to view any of the seven episodes, enjoy movie snacks, and discuss the film!
This event is co-sponsored by the Library and the Office of Academic Affairs

Both events are free and open to the public.
See the Human Rights Center Website for details -
https://sites.google.com/worcester.edu/wsuhumanrightscenter/home
Questions? Contact Dr. Alison Okuda, Coordinator of the Center for the Study of Human Rights, aokuda@worcester.edu

White Fragility Events

Name: Hardeep Sidhu
Email: hsidhu@worcester.edu

The Ethnic Studies Program invites all students to participate in / attend our upcoming events related to Robin DiAngelo's New York Times Bestselling book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism:

Book Discussion: White Fragility
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
3:30 PM
Blue Lounge
Info: Contact Prof. Sidhu at hsidhu@worcester to get a free copy of the book White Fragility. While supplies last.

Courageous Conversations with Robin DiAngelo: "White Fragility"
Monday, April 27, 2020
2 PM
May St. Auditorium

The Vagina Monologues

Name: Sarah Valois
Email: svalois@worcester.edu

Any student who may be interested in taking an active audience member role during the opening of the show and participating in a flash mob in the upcoming WSU performance of the Vagina Monologues, Presented by Pathways for Change, please contact Sarah at svalois@worcester.edu. Students interested must be available for practice on the evenings of 4/1, 4/7 and for the show on 4/9

Washington Center Program - Thursday, March 5th

Name: Dianne Matos
Email: dmatos@worcester.edu

Looking for a substantive internship in your career field? Looking to spend a semester interning in Washington, D.C. for college credit that counts toward your graduation requirements from Worcester State? Then you should check out The Washington Center for Internships (TWC), a program that provides internship opportunities for ALL majors! There is some financial assistance available for students who meet certain criteria (one of which is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above). A Washington Center Recruiter will be available to talk to you about this program and answer any questions you may have on Thursday, March 5th. She will be hosting an informational table that day from 11:00am - 2:00pm at the entrance to the Food Court on the 1st floor of the Student Center. All are welcome to stop by!