Annenberg School

Center for Experimental Ethnography: Va Bene Elikem Fiatsi, Multimedia Ghanaian Artist & Scholar

Va Bene Elikem Fiatsi (preferred pronoun "sHe/it") who performs under the name crazinisT artisT, is a Ghanaian-Togolese multimedia installation and performance artist and is coming to Philly the week of Dec 1-6. Vab's artwork and scholarship explores vulnerability and survival, the persistent violence of colonial-Christian regimes of gender and colorism, and experiences of abjection in Ghana and global South border-zones.

Media in Resistance: 20 Years After Seattle

Twenty years ago, thousands of young activists filled the streets of downtown Seattle in a massive protest against the World Trade Organization. They stunned business and government elites around the world with their creative tactics and their use of independent media networks to spread their own anti-globalization message to the public, thus circumventing traditional corporate media gatekeepers.

The New Social Contract Tour, featuring Naomi Klein

Join author Naomi Klein; National Director of The Working Families Party Maurice (Moe) Mitchell; co-director of the MIC Center Todd Wolfson; and Executive Director of Rights and Democracy James Haslam in conversation with Philadelphia community leaders on how we can build a new social contract for our best possible future. We'll begin with opening remarks from Working Families candidate for Philly City Council At-Large Kendra Brooks, and hear from local speakers including Kris Henderson (Amistad Law Project), Nancy Nguyen (Alliance for a Just Philadelphia), Esteban Kelley (U.S.

Penn Libraries Research Tea with Jessa Lingel

Professor Jessa Lingel will give a Penn Libraries Research Tea entitled "What Bookmobiles Know: Journeys of Infrastructure and Crisis" based on her investigations of bookmobiles in Haiti and Palestine.

Research teas provide an opportunity to learn more about ongoing research on the Penn campus in an informal setting with tea and cookies. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code Film Screening and Panel Discussion

In July 1995, a heat wave overtook Chicago. High humidity and a layer of heat-retaining pollution drove the heat index up to more than 126°. City roads buckled, electric grids failed, thousands became ill, and hundreds of people died, most of them poor, elderly, and African American. Balancing serious and somber with her respectful, albeit ironic and signature quirky style, filmmaker Judith Helfand explores the long-term crisis produced by the intersection of pernicious poverty, racism, economic and social isolation, and weather-related “natural disasters.”

At the Heart of Gold Screening and Panel Discussion

Join CHILD USA, the Foundation for Global Sports Development, and Sidewinder Films for a showing of the HBO documentary At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal. The showing will be immediately followed by a Q&A session with the film's executive producers David Ulich and Steven Ungerleider, gymnast/survivor Trinea Gonzcar, and CHILD USA CEO Marci Hamilton. Food from Hummus Grill & Insomnia Cookies will be provided between the showing and panel. This screening is part of the Courage First program from the Foundation for Global Sports Development.


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