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Free ‘Selma’ Screening and Discussion

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, with the support of the Center for Community Partnerships, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, is sponsoring a free showing of Selma, followed by a short talk by Ben Jackson, a veteran of the Selma demonstrations, and a discussion of the film led by members of The Ankh.

The event will be held at 7:45 PM on Monday, February 9 at Metro Movies 12 in downtown Middletown. Tickets are free but required. They are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis from Sara Wadlow in Allbritton 116 at the following times:
3 PM – 5 PM on Wednesday, 2/4
9 AM – 5 PM on Thursday, 2/5
9 AM – 1 PM on Friday, 2/6
9 AM – 5 PM on Monday, 2/9

Date: Monday, February 9
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: Metro Movies (140 main Street)

Can American Government Be Fixed?

Philip K. Howard is a lawyer, civic leader, and writer whose work addresses the effects of an overly complex legal code on our governing system and daily lives. He will visit Wesleyan on Wednesday, February 4 to discuss his latest book, The Rule of Nobody, wherein he argues that the American government is paralyzed by detailed, outmoded laws, and advocates for a radically simplified system.

Howard is the author of the best-seller The Death of Common Sense, as well as The Collapse of the Common Good and Life Without Lawyers. He writes periodically for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, among other programs. He has advised national political leaders for fifteen years, and is the founder of Common Good, a nonpartisan reform coalition. You can watch his Ted Talk here.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free!

Symposium: Archaeology and Politics

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

Come to the Archaeology and Politics Symposium featuring:

  • Epistemology and Ethics of an Activist Science at the African Burial Ground (Michael Blakey, College of William and Mary)
  • The Role of Archaeology and Community: The Shared Past of Israelis and Palestinians in the Present (Ann E. Killebrew, Pennsylvania State University)
  • The Politics of Naming and Knowing: Repatriation and Indigenous Identity (Dorothy Lippert, Smithsonian Museum)
  • The Politics of Protection (and Destruction) of Archaeological Sites in Contemporary India (Carla M. Sinopoli, University of Michigan)

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Archaeology Program, the Government Department, and Jewish and Israel Studies.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Allbritton, Room 311