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Wabanaki Arts Festival
Come learn about Wabanaki art and culture through an exquisite exhibit.
Dr. Carla Petivich Lectures "Prospects and Limits of Working for Peace through Girls' Education in Pakistan"
Historian Carla Petievich will present the work of her Hoshyar Foundation, which works to expand girls' and young women's access to education in Pakistan. Dr. Petievich's research interests focus on Indo-Muslim cultural history as read through its expressive arts, especially Urdu poetry. To read more, click here.
Michael Kimmel Presents "Guyland: The Perilous World Whre Boys Become Men"
Distinguished scholar and well-known gender sociologist, Michael Kimmel, will shed light on the changing and more complex path men face today as they navigate from boyhood to manhood. To read more, click here.
Humor as Medicine: Viral Indians and Social Smallbox
Dallas Goldtooth and Ryan Red Corn, members of the comedy group 1491s, discuss their use of humor and viral video to break down negative stereotypes in popular culture.
Restoring Maine Ecosystems: Wabanaki and Academics Partnerships
1:00 – 2:15 -- The Case of the Penobscot River
1. John Banks (Penobscot Nation) – The Penobscot River: 10,000 Years of Sustainable Stewardship.
2. Charles Culbertson (Microbial Ecologist, USGS) -- Tribal and Federal Partnerships in the Recovery of the Penobscot River.
3. Barry Dana (Penobscot Nation) – Inherent Sovereignty vs. Federal Definitions of Tribal Sovereignty from the Perspective of a Tribal Leader.
2:45 – 4:00 – Restoring Ecosystems in Maine
1. Sharri Venno (Houlton Band of Maliseets) – Maliseet Connections: Living Downstream on the Meduxnekeag River (and Upstream in the Wolastoq/St. John Watershed).
2. Jon Lichter and Ted Ames (Bowdoin College & Penobscot East Resource Center) – Ecological Recovery of Maine’s Waterways and Coastal Fisheries.
3. Donald Soctomah (Passamaquoddy, Indian Township) -- The Cultural Importance of Environmental Resources to the Passamaquoddy People.
Cooked: A documentary film and social action project in process (Judith Helfand)
The documentary Cooked is more than just a film with a tongue-in-cheek title about the Chicago heat wave of 1995. It is an engrossing investigation of the class division in America that dictates how natural disasters hit some neighborhoods harder than others. In this case, Peabody award winning documentarian Judith Helfand focuses on the heat wave that killed 739 Chicagoans in just one week.
Cooked uses the Chicago heat “disaster” to question what constitutes a disaster. Most of the victims of heat-related deaths had three things in common: they were elderly, isolated and poor. Most of them were African American. What then, was the real disaster? Was it the heat? Or was it the lack of air conditioning and cooled public refuges on the south side of Chicago?
Sponsored by the Sociology and Anthropology, English and Film Studies Departments, and the Environmental Studies Program.
The film screening and discussion tries to understand the question: How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health?