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Attend a talk by a Harvard professor—in LA: Dystopic Lit in the Age of Trump
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CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
Dystopic scenarios in film, television, and fiction are stunningly popular, with stories of technological control (Black Mirror), hellish playscapes (Westworld), and sexual enslavement (The Handmaid’s Tale), gripping our collective imaginations. How do we understand dystopia’s popularity in terms of our current political moment and cultural obsessions? How do these stories illuminate not only our fears of totalitarian regimes but also our own complicity in systems of power and oppression? Finally, what is pleasurable, exciting, and potentially liberatory about these stories? What are we hoping to see and why can’t we look away?
We are fortunate to have Prof. Schlossberg travel from Cambridge to visit us, and we invite all alumni in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area to join us on the evening of Thursday, March 21st to meet her. For many Harvard alumni, this will be a unique opportunity to feel like you're stepping back into Sever Hall or Barker Center!
This program is made possible by the Harvard Alumni Association's Speakers Bureau Program.
Linda Schlossberg serves as Assistant Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Harvard University, where she teaches courses in literature and creative writing. She is the author of the novel Life in Miniature and the co-editor of Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including McSweeney’s, Conduit, and Post Road. Schlossberg was the recipient of a 2019 Somerville Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, as well as the 2016 Emerging Writer Fellowship from the Writer's Center. She is currently completing a feminist dystopian novel.
Light refreshments will be served for the reception.
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Street parking is available. Please allot time to find parking so we can begin Prof. Schlossberg's talk promptly at 7:30pm.
Purchase tickets $15.00 Members & Friends
ROCIO is the true story of an undocumented Harvard student who self deported himself and his dying Mom to seek alternative treatment in her native Mexico. The story received national attention because he was not allowed to return to the United States, even with his DACA status. He filmed their experience and eventually returned to Harvard where he started the film as his thesis, which received top honors. The documentary is a story of the American dream and the pursuit of putting everything on the line for the love of family.
Thanks to your support we have made it to our first film festival! The San Diego Latino Film Festival is one of the longest-running Latino film festivals in America and is hosted at the AMC Fashion Valley 18. It's one and a half weeks of amazing panels, dances, banquets, and not to mention great films.
We'd be lying if we said this wasn't the setting we always imagined for ROCIO.
We'd be honored to have you.
Here are our screening dates and times:
Thursday, March 14th at 6:30PM TICKETS
Tuesday, March 19th at 10:00AM (Free for students)
Friday, March 22nd at 4:15PM TICKETS
The Harvard Yardbirds is an all-alumni, a cappella group featuring former members of the Kroks, Pitches, Dins, Opportunes, Glee Club, and Hasty Pudding. They will be performing their 10th Anniversary Concert on Saturday, March 23 at 2pm at Westwood Presbyterian Churchon Wilshire. You won't want to miss this!
Suggested donation of $10 (with a portion of the proceeds going to Project Angel Food). Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Free parking on the premises, first come, first serve.
We are now accepting applications to receive a 2019 Harvardwood Heroes grant in the amount of $500, with four grants awarded annually. The deadline to submit your grant proposal is April 15, 2019.
The Harvardwood Heroes program awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later.
Are you heading to Tribeca 2019 and presenting a film? Let us know so we can share screening info and other details with the Harvardwood community. We love to support our members and their endeavors in the arts, media, and entertainment—whether it's by serving as a fiscal NPO sponsor in the early stages of a project or by promoting your concerts, exhibits, or screenings via the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar.
This year's Tribeca Film Festival is slightly later, running from April 24 through May 5, 2019.