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Weekend Distractions CXXXVIII

Friday, April 17th, 2015

FRIDAY:
7:00pm – Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles @ Zankel
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Spring Dance Concert @ Dance Theater
9:40pm – Friday Night Stand-Up @ SPA
10:00pm – Pulse Pep Rally 2015 @ Davis
10:45pm – The Sketchies Present: “What Party?” @ Gannett

SATURDAY:
12:00pm – Earth Day Music Festival @ South Green
1:00pm – Senior Recital: Emily Przysinda @ Zankel
2:00pm – Spring Dance Concert @ Dance Theater
4:00pm – Jenny Kim Piano Recital @ Zankel
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Voyages: A Senior Trombone Recital by Sam Kastner @ Zankel
8:00pm – Spring Dance Concert @ Dance Theater
8:30pm – Skidprov Presents: Animal House @ Filene
9:00pm – Accents Reunion Jam @ Wilson
9:30pm – ACA Presents: Poetry & Comedy @ SPA
9:30pm – Skidmore Theater Friends Reception & After Party @ JKB
10:00pm – Treblemakers Present: Space Jam ft. NYU Vocaholics @ Filene

SUNDAY:
2:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
3:00pm – Skidmore Community Garden Work Party @ Community Garden
7:00pm – Senior Recital: Hannah Lipton @ Zankel

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Tonight: Liberty in North Korea Presentation

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

This is literally the first time I’m seeing anything about this.

Tonight at 7pm, the Asian Cultural Awareness Club will be hosting Liberty in North Korea (or LiNK), who will be doing a presentation on the on-going human rights crisis in North Korea. On their webpage (which I would highly recommend you check out), the people of LiNK say, “We exist to empower the North Korean PEOPLE as they drive progress inside their country.”

If you know anything about what goes on outside the United States, you probably know at least a little bit about the many human rights violations faced by the people of North Korea. Essentially, there’s some messed up shit happening in the country and LiNK is all about rescuing and empowering refugees as they cope with an oppressive regime and try to make better lives for themselves.

There’s a pretty high chance that you wrote some shit about being a good global citizen when you applied to Skidmore and whatever other liberal arts colleges you got waitlisted at, so this is where you can make good on that promise, folks.

Go to Davis Auditorium (no, not Emerson, the other one) at 7pm tonight to hear more about LiNK as they talk about “not only the challenges of living under an oppressive regime, but also the potential of the people and what they are doing right now to change the country from within.” The whole thing should run under an hour, so take a break from Upworthy homework and learn something tonight.

Tonight (Tuesday), April 15th, 7pm, Davis Auditorium.  

Liberty in North Korea to Discuss Human Rights

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Eternal Leader liberates a glass of Hennessy from American imperial hegemony

Tomorrow night, the Asian Cultural Awareness Club is inviting a group called Liberty in North Korea to raise awareness about the ongoing human rights crisis in North Korea. LiNK will be screening a documentary titled The People’s Crisis, and they will also be discussing their “SHIFT campaign,” which is an attempt to “shift the focus of the North Korean government to the North Korean people.”

The country is a basket case, and even though Kim Jong-il is dead and his carcass is mercifully rotting, his loser son, Kim Jong-un, is doing just as good a job at running his country deeper and deeper into the ground. A mismanaged economy lead to the deaths of 2 to 3 million people in the 1990s, and Amnesty International estimates that a huge network of concentration camps holds around 200,000 political prisoners. In these camps, beatings, starvation, torture, slave labor, rape, forced abortion, and summary executions occur on a daily basis.

If you have an interest in international human rights and the future of the Korean Peninsula, try to make it, because this is important stuff, folks.

Tuesday November 13, 8pm @ Gannett