Civil and Human Rights Week 2011

Wed., Jan 12
Marriage Equality & Activism Presentation by Curtis Chin.   12-1pm. Tap Room
Dr. MLK Jr. Keynote Lecture:  “Vincent Who?” Screening / Asian Civil Rights lecture with Curtis Chin.  7-9pm  RISD Auditorium
Vincent Who? Trailer A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQivEXrnjNM&feature=related
VIncent Who? Trailer B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_rwnyM1vtE&feature=related

Thus., Jan 13
Unity Meal. Music by the Tai Gur Jazz Group.  5-8PM.  The MET

Fri., Jan 14
Happy Birthday!! Celebration of Ernestine Potowski-Rose birthday and the 91st anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote.  Come by for free cake and more info on Ernestine’s legacy in Women’s Suffrage.  Carr House.  11 am until supplies last

Mon., Jan 17
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Brunch.  10-2. The Met
Wed., Jan 19
Haiti Remembered: Screening of the film “Lift Up”.  Ewing Multicultural Center. 7pm
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzPTNPQxLFI
Thurs. Jan 20
Film Screening: Waiting For Superman. Time/location: TBD
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFN0nf6Hqk0

Fri., Jan 21
Yellow House Gallery Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk. Ewing Multicultural Center. 7-9pm
“Esse Quam Vider Project” –  Muslim Self Portrait Exhibition
6-7pm Exhibition Opening Reception
7-9pm Artist Discussion with Todd Drake. Topic: Artmaking and Social Change
See the project at: http://www.muslimselfportrait.info/
Sat., Jan 22
“Sign Language Quickie”.  Come sharpen your skills and learn the basics of American Sign Language. Light brunch served. 11am – 1pm.  Tap Room
Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) at RISD. Enjoy national and local performers keeping the art of storytelling alive.  Free with RISD student ID. 7:30pm Marketplace / 8PM performance. RISD Auditorium.

Thurs. Jan 27
2nd Life Art Exhibition Reception. Carr House. 6:30

Friday. Jan 28 – Sunday Jan 30
Queer Symposium.  More details to follow.

Civil / Human Rights Week 2011 sponsored by:
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Public Engagement, the Division of Liberal Arts, Foundation Studies, Dining & Catering Services, Student Development and Counseling, the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Student Life, Residence Life Office, the Asian Cultural Association, the Straight and Gay Alliance, Student Life, The Rhode Island Black Storytellers, 2nd Life,

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