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Janice Y Herbert
Nov 11, 2015

Enjoy some Diverse and Education Events Across Campus!

Nov 11, 2015 by Janice Y Herbert


"The Hand That Feeds" Film Screening

DiMenna Nyselius Library Multi Media Room Wednesday, November 11, 5:30 PM

Film Synopsis: At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

Co-Sponsored by The Humanities Institute, Latin American Studies, the Departments of History, Politics, Sociology & Anthropology, Economics, The Center for Faith & Public Life, Public Lectures and Events, Peace & Justice, Studies and International Studies.

2015-16 Dolan Lecture - Dinesh Paliwal

DSB Dining Room November 11th at 7:30pm

Recruiting and retaining the very best professionals is essential to any successful business enterprise. Mr. Paliwal’s address is titled “The war for talent is real – who’s winning, who’s losing and what’s at stake.” Having had an amazing international business career in Australia, China, India, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States, Mr. Paliwal will share his valuable insights with us on workforce development from a global perspective!

For Tickets please contact Patricia at or call 203-254-4307.

A Living Theology Workshop: Faith, Justice and Politics

Library Multimedia Room 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 12

According to the Rev. Cass Shaw, President and CEO of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport "many Christians struggle with the idea of faith’s intersection with politics, and where the appropriate boundaries are between faith and works, if there are any appropriate boundaries at all! " For her Living Theology Workshop, Cass Shaw, will speak on the intersection of faith, justice, and politics, which is especially pertinent with the upcoming presidential elections. Coffee and tea will be served.

Colin D. Halloran; "Icarian Flux": A Poetry Reading

Fairfield University Bookstore – downtown Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m.

Join us at the downtown bookstore on Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. to meet Colin D. Halloran, a combat veteran of Afghanistan, read from his latest book of poetry, "Icarian Flux." Halloran now teaches at Fairfield where he also earned his MFA in Creative Writing.

This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the MFA in Creative Writing

Student Bias Reporting ­ Classroom to Campus

Monday, Nov 16, 2015, 12 P.M. BCC 200

Many universities use student reports as a tool to gauge and respond to the acts of bias occurring on their campuses. However, studies suggest that the majority of students who experience or witness acts of bias do not choose to report. This workshop will explore: Why don¹t students report these events? What are some concrete strategies that faculty and staff might use to encourage students to do so? This lecture will presented by Professor Maggie Labinsky.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Education Program

After Ellen Before Raven - Symone

Tuesday Nov 17th 2pm BCC 200

LGBTQ students of color encounter unique developmental challenges. Many LGBTQ campus resources may not be culturally sensitive. We'll share campus experiences from LGBTQ students of color at a variety of public universities, including a review of relevant theories and identity development of LGBTQ students of color. Get ready to create and share ideas/knowledge about the challenges, struggles and success of LGBTQ students of color, including how to mentor  and inspire. #QPOC

Sponsored by the Multicultural Education Program

Colloquium: What Does Diversity Mean in an Era of Colorblindness: Diversity Ideology in 21st Century America?

DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room Tuesday, November 17th at 3:30pm

Join us for a special lecture and discussion on diversity ideology in 21st century America by Dr. David G, Embrace (Department of Sociology, Loyola University -Chicago).

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the Black Studies Program, the Peace & Justice Studies Program, the American Studies Program, and the Honors Program.

The 22nd Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion & Society: Who Is My Neighbor ? Race, Culture, and Human Life

Dolan School of Business Dining Room Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m

In her lecture, “Who Is My Neighbor? Race, Culture, and Human Life”, Dr. M. Shawn Copeland will explore race and human culture through the question ‘Who is my neighbor?’

Hair in the Classical World Exhibition

Bellarmine Museum of Art through Friday, December 18, 2015

From antiquity to the present day, hair has seldom been worn in its natural state. Whether cut, shorn, curled, straightened, braided, beaded, worn in an upsweep or down to the knees, adorned with pins, combs, bows, garlands, extensions, and other accoutrements, hair has the power to reflect societal norms. In ancient cultures, not only did hairstyles and their depictions signal wealth and social status, or divine and mythological iconography; they were also tied to rites of passage and religious rituals.