Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 5/2/11

We are down to the final two weeks. The deadlines no longer loom in the future, they are upon us. But take a minute. Peel yourself away from the chair in the library that might just double as your bed and check out some of what’s happening on campus this week.

Week of May 2-8

Two Writers Talk about Race in the Classroom — Monday, 5/2 @ 7pm, Pillow Room
SLC faculty Suzanne Gardinier and Carolyn Ferrel will speak tonight on how they handle issues of race in the classroom, from the day to day experience to constructing a syllabus. Sponsored by the Diversity and Activism Programming Subcommittee (DAPS), the discussion should offer insight and raise vital questions.

Hansel and Gretel — Tuesday, 5/3 @ 7pm, Reisinger
The SLC Orchestra is doing opera for the first time, featuring singers Noor Sandu, Will Forber, Samantha Friedman, Chloe Delaitre, and Susanna Ketron and SLC musicians. Head to Reisinger Tuesday evening for some lighthearted amusement as this familiar childhood tale is retold in song.

Lecture: The Uprisings in the Arab World, Recent Limitations on the Rights of Palestinian-Israeli Citizens, and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict — Wednesday, 5/4 @ 5:30pm, Donnelly Theater, Heimbold
Hassan Jabareen, the founder and director of Adalah (the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel) is coming to Sarah Lawrence on Wednesday to give a talk on the recent uprisings in the Middle East and how they might affect the Israeli-Palenstinian conflict. Adalah is one of the primary Palestinian human rights organizations in Israel. For anyone interested in politics, human rights, international relations, etc. this talk is not to be missed!

Faso Foli, African Percussion Ensemble — Thursday, 5/5 @ 1pm, South Lawn (Rain location: Reisinger)
This one you might not be able to avoid (assuming no rain), as percussion gets pretty loud. So whether you attend intentionally or not, it’s worth knowing that the SLC Faso Foli Ensemble is giving its semester concert this Thursday. The ensemble will be accompanied by dancers and singers from Guinea.

The One Hundreds — Friday and Saturday, 5/6 and 5/7 @ 7:30pm, PAC Dance Theater
The SLC Dance Department is putting on Twyla Tharp’s 1970 dance piece “The One Hundreds.” An essay, if you will, in modern dance, the show promises to be provocative, innovative, and exciting. If you are interested in being one of the performers, head here to sign up, and find more general info here.

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Nina Sparling (Editor, “What’s Up”) is a bi-coastal aspiring bread baker frustrated with the current food system. Originally from Berkeley, she moved to New York, complaining most of the way, until she found the Met and figured out the subway (but still has serious envy for Bay Area vegetables). Currently a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence, Nina studies languages, political ecology, and geography and tries to figure out how they all relate.

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  • Reply May 5, 2011


    Hey, just wanted to add a shout out for the EPIC tie dye/BBQ partay on the North Lawn today. Rain didn’t scare the creative meat lovers away…

    And check out the Cinco de Mayo Open Mic in the Black Squirrel on Thursday @9 or the Senior Blue Bash on Saturday night in the Blue Room. Music and talent all from SLC at SLC…

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