March 15 Globalization Day at Hofstra

March 15 Globalization Day at Hofstra

he Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra University
presents

Globalization Day 2016

Wars of the World

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 

A full day of panels, screenings and performances focusing on how global conflict, migration, environment and food security continue to both divide

9:35 am – 11:00 am
GMO OMG
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

A screening and discussion about genetically modified organisms and their global impact.
Presenter: Angel Ye, Field Organizer, Food and Water Watch; Discussants: CJ Burka, Get Global, Hofstra University; Temperance Staples, Center for Civic Engagement Fellow, Hofstra University,
Moderator: Professor Kari Jensen, Dept. of Global Studies and Geography, Hofstra University

11:10 am – 12:35 pm
Documentary Screening: He Named Me Malala
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
This film shows the impact of military conflict on the life and education of civilians in affected areas, and showcases Malala’s advocacy as a model of international civic engagement.
Introduced by: Allison Krowiak, Center for Civic Engagement Fellow, Hofstra University

12:45 pm – 2:10 pm
Global Wars, Global Media: Journalism and Politics in a Make-Believe World
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

This panel will assess the current state of war reporting in an environment where sensationalist campaign coverage seems to be the only game in town, and features investigative journalist Bob Hennelly and Phyllis Bennis, director, New Internationalism Project at Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C. and a writer, activist and analyst on Middle East and UN issues.
Moderator: Professor Mario Murillo, Department of Radio, Television, Film, Hofstra University.

2:20 pm – 3:45 pm
The UN in Resolving Conflicts: Syria, A Case Study: A Talk by Phyllis Bennis 
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

Phyllis Bennis is director of the New Internationalism Project at Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C. and a writer, activist and analyst on Middle East and UN issues. Co-sponsored by the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives and Long Island Teachers for Human Rights.
Introduced by: Professor Martin Melkonian, Department of Economics, Hofstra University

4:30 pm – 5:55 pm
“Can You See The Rainbow From Where You Are?” 
Studio B, Room 114, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, South Campus

Personal stories and media representations from the global struggle for LGBTQIA rights. Students speak about their experiences of the global struggle for LGBTQIA justice. Co-sponsored by the Documentary Filmmakers Club, Hofstra University.
Moderated by: Alejandra Salardi, Center for Civic Engagement Fellow, and Mehak Gupta, CCE Volunteer, Hofstra University

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In conjunction with Globalization Day, the Hofstra Cultural Center, Women Studies Program, and the Department of Drama and Dance will present Mariposa & the Saint, a play starring Julia Steele Allen, inspired by the true experiences of Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca, a woman incarcerated in Northern California and held in solitary confinement for three years. The free performance, which encourages dialogue about prison reform and the ethics of solitary confinement, will be at 2:20 pm at The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center.

For more information contact Jack Costello jcoste11@pride.hofstra.edu, CCE graduate assistant, or Prof. Aashish Kumar aashish.kumar@hofstra.edu, co-director, CCE.

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