Program Summary

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Throughout Semester - The Alan Lutkus International Film Series

Throughout Conference -  Milne Library Gallery:  Art Exhibit

Performances by various New York State groups, includiing THE WELFARE POETS

Friday, April 25th

1:00-8:00pm :  Registration

2:00-3:30pm:  "Collaborative Activism,"  a panel of students and professionals engaged in life-long, life-changing, and life-sustaining community development partnerships inspired by Dr. Rose-Marie Chierici

3:30-5:00pm:  Alumni and Undergraduate Student Social/ Reception Honoring Retiring Professor Dr. Rose-Marie Chierici, Anthropology Department Chair

5:30–6:45pm:  "(En)countering Diasporas:  Empowering Survivors," a panel of scholars and professionals actively engaged in empowering the victims of diasporas

7:00–8:00pm:  Conference Inauguration and Reception

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Rose McEwen, Associate Professor, Department of Languages and Literatures; Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program - SUNY Geneseo

Guest Speaker's Address:  " 'Where They Need Me': Haitian Health Professionals, Humanitarian Medical Aid and the Promises of Transnational Futures."  Dr. Pierre Minn, Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Université de Montréal - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

8:00pm:  Screening of film “Tey” (“Today”). Discussant:  Dr. Maria Lima, English Department - SUNY Geneseo