“As a historian, I try to get students to use primary sources. I encourage discussion and debate in the classroom, but I also try to keep it lighthearted and make students feel comfortable in discussing issues.”
Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, arranger, and educator, John Clayton, is the featured keynote artist for this year's annual Liberal Arts Symposium. The event will spotlight Clayton's work approaching everything as a bass player—performer, educator, businessman, and photographer. Professor Carolyn Wilkins (Ensemble Department) serves as music director. The symposium will feature Wilkins's ensemble as well as students performing their Songs for Social Change contest submissions.
The Liberal Arts Department presents Indian classical music and the art of improvisation with renowned violinists Purnaprajna Bangere and Praveen Sheolikar.
Purnaprajna Bangere is a consummate virtuoso Carnatic (South Indian classical style) violinist known for his technical brilliance and mastery over the violin. Praveen Sheolikar is an exceptionally talented violinist of the Hindustani (North Indian classical style) from India. Steeped in gayki ang, in Sheolikar's hands the violin expresses itself in an utterly sensitive and emotive manner. Both artists are the envy of any classical violinist. They both convey an infectious joy in their playing of the violin that is truly inspiring and enriching. The violinists are accompanied by Supreet Deshpande on the tabla.
Sponsored by the Professional Education Division, the Office of Cultural Diversity, the Liberal Arts Department, and the LearnQuest Academy of Music.
Although it is often credited with spurring the '"third wave" of feminism, Riot Grrrl seemed to many to be a blip in the media. The movement paved the way for the more mainstream "girl power" phenomenon, but was forgotten by many until recently. This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk and has interviews with more than 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community and how it affects their daily lives.
Join us for this film screening, followed by a conversation with "professor of punk" Vivien Goldman.
Cosponsored by the Stan Getz Library, the Liberal Arts Department, and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. For more information please see the library facebook page or the library website.
Radical Futures and Prospects for Freedom marks the first meeting of renowned thinkers and movement leaders Angela Y. Davis and Noam Chomsky for public conversation. The dialogue, moderated by Vijay Prashad, will be grounded by uplifting performances and words from some of Boston’s brightest current and future organizers, activists, and cultural workers. The event benefits criticalresistance.org, thecityschool.org, and blackandpink.org and aims to amplify the spirit of liberation and self-determination.
$100 VIP Meet and Greet includes entry into a meet and greet with Angela Davis after the show.
$40 Ticket and Donation supports youth to attend the event.