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September 19 at 6:00 PM - October 03, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Grace Campus Fellowship is hosting an International Bible Study in Purdue Village Community Center on Fridays at 6 PM. We would like to invite Purdue students, faculty/staff and community who are interested in learning more about the Bible to join us for this weekly event. Membership in GCF is not required. Snacks are provided. For more information, please contact Ruiman Yang at (515) 817-3354 or Aaron Gall at (404) 934-0092.
September 26 at 12:00 AM - October 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM
IDIS 491: RELIGION & VIOLENCE
T/TH 3:00-4:15, REC225, Dr. Ashley Purpura
In this course we will explore the relations between religion and violence across time, cultures, and traditions. We will consider religiously motivated violence towards oneself (such as fasting and voluntary martyrdom) and others (such as war and terror), as well as the appropriation of and responses to violence within sacred texts and practices. Through engaging interdisciplinary theories of religious violence we will develop our understanding and assessment of recent violence enacted in the name of religion. Students will have the opportunity to research areas of their own interests throughout the semester, and all students are welcome without prerequisite!
October 03 at 6:00 PM - October 05, 2014 at 9:00 PM
NOGLSTP@Purdue would like to invite everyone to join us for our 3rd Annual LGBTQIA Film Festival, coming up the weekend of October 3rd-5th. We will be showing a variety of films, including documentaries, comedies, drama, and more. With thanks to the Black Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, LGBTQ Center, Native American Education and Cultural Center, and Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault, several films will have facilitated discussions afterwards.
On Saturday, October 4th, at 3:30 PM Purdue will have the exciting opportunity to screen a new documentary from filmmaker Russell Sheaffer, Masculinity/Femininity.
Based on a short film co-directed with James Franco; it's an 88 minute performance-based film that grapples with normative notion of gender and features original performances from an incredible roster of gender theorists, filmmakers, and artists who have dedicated their lives to the interrogation of gender in all its forms. Please join us for a conversation with Mr. Sheaffer after the film.
All events are completely free and open to the public, and will take place in Krannert Auditorium. Invite your friends!
This festival is co-sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, the LGBTQ Student Alliance, Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault, Purdue Graduate Student Government, and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.
In collaboration with the Black Cultural Center, Krannert Outsource, the Latino Cultural Center, and the Native American Education and Cultural Center.
October 07, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
“Black Latinos & the Civil Rights Movement”
For over 30 years, Sonia Manzano has inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as "Maria" on Sesame Street. Breaking ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television, she continues to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm. As a Hispanic actress and activist, she has been honored by many organizations, including the Association of Hispanic Arts, The Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington DC, The National Hispanic Media Coalition, The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, and the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education. In 2013, she was named among the “25 greatest Latino role models ever” by Latina Magazine. A staunch advocate for education, Manzano shares her extraordinary talent to help students to succeed. Whether speaking out for literacy, diversity, or addressing the issues we face in our media saturated life, she is a familiar, engaging voice that brings new light to her roles and to our lives.
In collaboration with the Black Cultural Center (BCC)
October 08 at 12:00 PM - October 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Tom Short will be on the Purdue campus the seventh week of the Fall 2014 semester, October 8-10th, 12-5pm each day. He will be sharing the gospel message of Jesus Christ at Stadium Mall South. If you haven’t heard him before, come listen and ask questions!
Tom Short hails from Columbus, Ohio with his wife Roz and five children. He has been sharing the Good News about Jesus Christ and the trustworthiness of the Bible on college campuses for over 30 years. His campus ministry is expanding into other countries in parts of Europe and India. He also serves as a board member of Great Commission Churches, a fellowship of independent churches designed to equip, unite and provide accountability to churches and ministries that have a desire to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
October 09, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Facilitator: Dr. Aurelio Curbelo, LCC Director
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world. Discussion to follow film.
October 10, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cristóbal Salinas Jr. will dialogue about those conversations that one can first have in an environment of engulfed private and public spaces. The presenter takes the conversation to a private space, and brings those experiences to this public space, in order to question the traditional understanding of social identities (Race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, masculinity, etc), and challenge these understandings in order to makes space for a more intersectional approach to the identity development of Latino/a students.
Cristóbal Salinas Jr., doctoral candidate in higher education at Iowa State University.
October 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ask an atheist is a tabling event where students from the Society of Non-theists answer questions the general student body may have about the club, our philosophical views and anything else that may be relevant. We do this to help dis-spell myths about non-theists/atheists and to foster better understanding about our group.
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