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Venezuela After Chávez

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Former Venezuelan president and giant toe Hugo Chávez

Tomorrow, Model EU will be sponsoring a panel discussion on Venezuelan and regional politics in the wake of socialist President Hugo Chávez’s death in early March. The panel will include Professors Aldo Vacs (Government), Maria Fernanda Lander (Latin American Studies), Violeta Lorenzo (Foreign Languages and Literature), Mehmet Odekon (Economics), and Jordana Dym (History).

This is a veritable powerhouse team of international affairs scholars here at Skidmore, and the discussion is sure to be lively and interesting. Definitely worth checking out for those into that sort of thing.

Wednesday April 17, 8:30pm @ Gannett

Latinos and the 2012 Election

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

As part of the ongoing We the People exhibition, the Spanish Club will be presenting a panel discussion on how the Latino community is affected by the upcoming election, and how the integral Latino vote may decide the outcome.

Four students (Lauren Sager ’13, Jazmin Vargas ’15, Laura Gonzalez ’14, and Adam Smith-Perez ’14) will discuss the issues and each candidate’s platforms, and what they mean for Latino voters. The panel will be non-partisan (they really hammer this point down), and a Q&A will follow.

Thursday October 25, 7pm @ Tang

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White Privilege Panel Discussion

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

In the past few years, we at Skidmore have tried to come to terms with the state of race relations on campus. Despite some successes, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks that we’ve done a stellar job, especially given last week’s especially repulsive bias incident.

That’s why this week’s panel discussion, “White is Also a Color”: Privilege and Identity in a “Post-Racial” USA should be of particular import to anybody interested in issues of white privilege and racial politics on campus.

The panelists will include Prof. Beck Krefting (American Studies) Christopher Lawton ’14, Prof. Jennifer Delton (History) Aneta Molenda ’14, Prof. Sarah Goodwin (English), and Prof. Pushkala Prasad (Management and Business). The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Prasad, and a reception will follow.

Wednesday October 24, 6:30pm @ Gannett

Bully @ Film Forum

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

This looks like the poster for Crank: High Voltage

All weekend, the Saratoga Film Forum will be screening Bully, a 2011 documentary about the bullying epidemic in America.

Bully follows five kids and their families over the course of a school year, including two families who have lost children to suicide, and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been imprisoned after bringing a gun on her school bus. Bully provides an intimate and disturbing glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias, and principals’ offices, offering insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children.

Each night, a discussion will follow the film, with panelists such as District Attorney James Murphy, Skidmore Sociology Professor Mark Brueggemann, activists, and local Saratoga schoolchildren offering their own insights on bullying.

So don’t be a nerd. Go see Bully or I’ll pound your fat face in, four-eyes.

Thursday October 11, 7:30pm
Friday October 12, 7:30pm
Sunday October 14, 7pm 
@ Saratoga Film Forum

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