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Global Humanitites Institute

Humanities Day

Montgomery College’s first Humanities’ Day celebration, to be held in October, joins in the new national tradition of celebrating the humanities. Humanities Day is a collaboration with other entities and many individual faculty and staff at Montgomery College to bring to each campus a film series and a full day of presentations and workshops. Humanities Day events will culminate in a capstone event featuring a distinguished speaker and a performance. Humanities Day events are supported by the College’s Campus Provosts and relevant deans.

October 16– 17, 2013
Humaities Day Event Summary

Wednesday, October 16 Film Festival at Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Thursday, October 17 Humanities Day Events and Presentations
Thursday Evening, October 17 Capstone Event Featuring a performance and prominent speaker

 

Full Schedule of Events

Printable Schedule of Events (Organized by Campus) [PDF]

Tuesday, October 15
Film Festival

6–8 p.m. William Kentridge: Art from the Ashes, Facilitated by Professor Jeff Golden, Germantown Globe Hall

Wednesday, October 16
Film Festival

9–10:45 a.m.  Last Train Home, Facilitated by Professor Sara Ducey
Rockville, Theater Arts Arena
10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   The Intouchables, Facilitated by Professor Ellen Mansueto
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Commons 211
10:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The World Before Her, Facilitated by Professor Patricia Ruppert
Rockville, Theater Arts Arena
12:15–12:45 p.m. Commons Atrium  World Music Performance—MC students (Professor Roger Coleman’s guitar students)
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Commons Atrium
1–2:30 p.m. Islamic Art: Mirror of the  Invisible World, Facilitated by Professor David Carter  
Germantown, Globe Hall
1–3:00 p.m.

The Tiniest Place, facilitated by Henry Mills (facilitator to be confirmed)
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Commons 211

2–4:00 p.m.

Romero, Facilitated by Professor Nathan Zook
Rockville, Theater Arts Arena

3–5 p.m.

Persepolis, Facilitated by Professor Jill Kronstadt
Germantown, Globe Hall

3–4 p.m.

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MC Munchees

4:15–5:45 p.m.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Facilitated by Professor Genevieve Carminati and  Professor Alonzo Smith
Rockville, Theater Arts Arena

4–6 p.m.

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, facilitated by Imam Haytham Younis, architect and co-founder of the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Commons 211

5:30–7 p.m. Hotel Rwanda, Facilitated by  Professor Rachel Sullivan & Professor Benedict Ngala   
Germantown, Globe Hall
6:30–8:30 p.m.(Tentative)

The Tiniest Place — screening and discussion for the community
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Commons 211

The following displays will be on view both Wednesday and Thursday.

  • "International Education & Study Abroad" by Professor Greg Malveaux, On all three campuses.
  • "India" by Professor Kelly Rudin at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

 

Thursday, October 17
Events
 

9–10 a.m. "National Day on Writing"  Facilitated by Professor Chip Gladson
Germantown, Globe Hall
9–10:15 a.m. “Candombe African Culture in Uruguay.” A talk by Professor Stephen Bess
Rockville, TA Arena
9:30–10:45 a.m. "Yoga with Professor Kelly Rudin: an interdisciplinary examination of yoga"
Germantown
10–11:15 a.m. Clothesline project: domestic violence vs women
Germantown, Cafeteria
10–11 a.m., “Living with the Bomb” Professor Vincent Intondi
Takoma Park/Silver Spring
10–10:30 a.m., "Breathing/Pranayama & Mediation Demonstration" Facilitated by Professor Joanne Bagshaw
Germantown, HT216
10:30–11:45 a.m. "Find Your Voice through Creative Writing!" A workshop by Professor Julie Wakemann-Linn
Rockville, TA Arena
10–10:40 a.m. "Participatory Yoga Demonstration" Facilitated by Professor Nancy Kropetz
Germantown, HT Upper Atrium
11 a.m.–12:00 p.m. “Domestic Spying: An Ethics Essay Contest” Presented by Professor Dan Jenkins and Ethics students
Takoma Park/Silver Spring
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m." "Poetry writing workshop" Facilitated by Professor Kateema Lee
Germantown
12–1:30 p.m. International Foods Tastings & Global Open House
Rockville, TA Arena
12–1:00 p.m. Professor Robert Giron, Professor Michael LeBlanc, and students “Sligo and Appalachian Summer Slam”– Community and Student Work
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Commons Atrium
1–2:15 p.m. "Economic Equality, Poverty and Justice," Facilitated by Professor Bruce Madariaga
Germantown
1–2 p.m. “Religious Diversity: A Dialog”, Professor Dan Jenkins and Professor Michael LeBlanc
Takoma Park/Silver Spring
1:15–2:30 p.m. "Cultural Psychology - Brown Bag",  Facilitated by Professor Asi Aalai
Germantown
*2–3:30 p.m. “Women and the Turmoil in the Middle East.”   A lecture by Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Progra.m. Woodrow Wilson  International Center for Scholars. Facilitated by Professor Elkin Taylor
Rockville, Tech Center 136
2–3 p.m. “Community Gardening in Multicultural Neighborhoods” (Film Community of Gardeners and discussion)
Takoma Park/Silver Spring
2–4 p.m. Film: Al otro Lado/To the Other side, Facilitated by Professor Carla Naranjo
Germantown, Globe Hall
2:30–3:45 p.m. “Wall of Essays—International women”, Professor Ann Sallie
Germantown
3–4:15 p.m. Writing Workshop, Professor Cinder Cooper
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, CM202K 
3:45–4:30 p.m. “Perspectives” A performance and discussion featuring Spoken  Word/Slam artist Thet-Su Thin. Facilitated by Professor Rachael Wilson
Rockville, TA Arena
4–5 p.m. The Gandhi Brigade
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, CM211
7 p.m. Capstone Event: "Step Afrika" [PDF Flyer]
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Cultural Arts Center 

All programs and offerings by the Global Humanities Institute are free and open to the public.

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Global Humanities Institute •  7600 Takoma Avenue • Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

For general program information contact Dr. Rita Kranidis, Program DIrector • (240) 567-1617 • rita.kranidis@montgomerycollege.edu 
For event information contact Ms. Jovina Orme, Administrative Aid • (240) 567-1368 • jovina.orme@montgomerycollege.edu 

 

 


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