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Humanities Days Events Student Responses

"Listening to this professor talk made me want to continue to educate myself even more on our history and what really happened. And to also pay attention to what is going on now in our country, in our government and our people because this soon will be history."

"A lot of people may think that dropping the atomic bomb ended the war; well not so true. Japan had already surrendered before the dropping of the bomb…

The discussion had me thinking about different things, for instance why I never knew this if in high school one is required to take world history."

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Humanities Days 2015

October 2015

Montgomery College will again be celebrating Humanities Day. Events with a global and multicultural focus will include films, lectures, workshops, presentations and display at the Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses.

Humanities Days 2014

October 20—24, 2014

Complete Schedule of Events [PDF]

2014 Capstone Event
Thursday, October 23, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Join us for a reception at an exhibition featuring artworks from Xian University, China and the University of El Salvador in San Salvador. 
Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

GHI and Art Department Humanities Days 2014

Arts Event Invitation Letter (printable .docx file)

Humanities Days events are organized by the Global Humanities Institute and the Paul Peck Humanities Institute and supported by the campus Vice Presidents /Provosts and the Dean of Humanities.

Humanities Days 2013

October 16– 17, 2013

Montgomery College’s first Humanities’ Day celebration, held in October 2013, joined 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 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

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

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"
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
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
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
*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
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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