Cultural Harmony Week, October 22-30, 2011

 

The “Un” Speakable

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Geneseo’s Late Knight Event, College Union.

Lights, Camera, Action!
October 22 from 9pm-1am
Individual students or campus group/organization can film a commercial to be aired on GSTV throughout the semester. The up to 2 minute commercial can be made to advertise your group, a cause, or an upcoming event that you are sponsoring.

PSA Competition
October 22 from 9pm-1am
Film your own Public Service Announcements. The PSA's can revolve around current social, political and cultural issues. The PSA's will be aired on GSTV throughout the semester. A prize will be awarded to the student(s) with the best PSA.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

 

WALL OF WORDS:  Your Thoughts Visualized, College Union Lobby, Milne Library.

A campus (faculty, staff and students) exercise where individuals can share

their thoughts/beliefs .

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

WALL OF WORDS:  Your Thoughts Visualized, College Union Lobby, Milne Library.

A campus (faculty, staff and students) exercise where individuals can share

their thoughts/beliefs .

 

Funny You Should Say That:  Exploring Comedic Clips, College Union Ballroom

First Showing, 6 p.m.

Second Showing, 7 p.m.

Have you ever watched a comedian and wondered-“Wow, did he/she just say that?” This program will be a precursor to our Keynote address: Crossing the Line.   Students will watch comedic clips and have an engaging discussion with Assistant Professor, Dr. Atsushi Tajima, Communication Dept.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

 

WALL OF WORDS:  Your Thoughts Visualized, College Union Lobby, Milne Library.

A campus (faculty, staff and students) exercise where individuals can share

their thoughts/beliefs .

 

4:00 p.m.  Crossing The Line:  Comedians, Politicians, & Shock Jocks, Sturges Auditorium

This multimedia lecture by actor/speaker/educator Teja Arboleda, digs deep into the freedom of speech issue. By asking the current hot-button question -Where is the line, and who - if anyone - is allowed to cross - Arboleda challenges the audience to consider the consequences of stereotypes reinforced by the famous, the powerful, and the media.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

 

WALL OF WORDS:  Your Thoughts Visualized, College Union Lobby, Milne Library.

A campus (faculty, staff and students) exercise where individuals can share

their thoughts/beliefs .

 

4:30 p.m., Civil Society and Politics in South Korea, Dr. Changkuk Jung, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, College Union, Rm 322/32.

Dr. Jung will present the complexity of civil society and politics in South Korea.

 

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27                

 

WALL OF WORDS:  Your Thoughts Visualized, College Union Lobby, Milne Library.

A campus (faculty, staff and students) exercise where individuals can share

their thoughts/beliefs .

 

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., Everyone Loves Flavor……, MOSAIC

 ‘Everyone Loves Flavor’ is an opportunity to share in foods that communicate cultural practices. These cultural practices are usually developed over time and are motivated by the social space occupied by a group.  The food can become a part of history and provide a context for understanding human interaction.  Come in share in the “Flavor”.

 

4 P. M.- 5 P. M., "Racializing Others: Minority Portrayal in Popular Media." , Dr. Atsushi Tajima, Assistant Professor, Communication, College Union, Rm 322-323.

Dr. Tajimaʼs scholarly interest mainly covers media practice in a global context. He tries to understand how the media, especially in global contexts, operate, produce cultural products such as news and entertainment, and shape the ways audiences think about themselves and their world. In particular his current research focuses on how various people and nation-states across the globe are being represented in the media, as well as how they can also be autonomous media users and message senders. He employs critical theories of race and ethnicity, globalization, media production, and audience effect theories to answer his question. Dr. Tajima's research appears in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Africa Media Review, Global Media Journal, and World Englishes.

 

7:00 p.m., International Film Festival, Featured Film: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, with Robert Goeckel, Professor, Political Science & International Relations, Newton 204

Mr. Lazarescu does not feel well and suspects that he is seriously ill.  He suffers from ulcers caused by his excessive drinking. He calls for an ambulance and most convince the skeptical dispatcher that he is not drunk but, ill.  Once help arrives, Mr. Lazarescu begins a long, unpleasant journey from one hospital to another, as he faces a backlog of patients and the cold indifference of arrogant doctors who appear hesitant to cure a man who has seemingly destroyed his own health.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER

 

5:30 p.m., Intercultural Dinner, College Union Ballroom.

As a closing to this year's Cultural Harmony Week, the multicultural and diversity interest student organizations will come together to share their experiences.

Sponsored by ACE and SA.