Friday, January 12, 2007

Upcoming Events (@ UW)

Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, King's Last Campaign
When: Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 4:00 PM Where: Smith 102 Details
In this definitive history of the epic struggle that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last campaign, Michael Honey (Liberal Studies, UW Tacoma) brings to life the magnetic characters who clashed on the Memphis battlefield—stalwart black workers, fiery black ministers, young black-power advocates, idealistic organizers, and tough-talking unionists.

Modern Death, Millennial Mourning: The Challenge of 21st-century Grief
When: Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 7:00 PM Where: Communications 120
Sandra M. Gilbert (English, University California, Davis) is a prominent critic, poet, and memoirist. Her most recent book, Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve, is a melange of literary criticism, anthropology, and memoir. It looks at death across time and culture: in the Nazi concentration camps, 9/11, and the 21st-century "hospital spaceship." Her talk will explore our relationship to death though literature, art, history, and societal practices. Download e-Flyer

Living Beyond Conflict: War & Post-War in Uganda and Sierra Leone
When: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 1:30 PM Where: Parrington Forum 309 Details
Chris Coulter (Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden) and Sverker Finnstrom (Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden) will explore issues of violence, youth, humanitarian intervention, and gender in contemporary Africa.

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