Fall 2008

September 2008

September 9, Tuesday—My Home-Your War, Film & Discussion, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Harper Center, Room 3023
An exceptional look at the effect of the Iraq war through the eyes of an ordinary Iraqi woman.  Shot in Baghdad before, during and after the invasion, this profoundly moving film brings a perspective rarely available to US audiences.  The film portrays how the Iraq war has created a situation where the rise of fundamentalism is putting women’s rights increasingly at risk. A documentary by Kylie Grey, Arabic with English Subtitles.  Panel discussion following the video: Dr. John Calvert – History Department, Dr. Phil Meeks – Political Science Department, Dr. Amy Wendling – Philosophy.  Sponsored by the Kenefick Humanities Chair Series on the Humane Life.  Contact Info: rkodad@creighton.edu  (1 unit)

September 9, Tuesday—La Historia Oficial (The Official Story) 1985. 
Film & Discussion, Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS), 6:30pm.
Directed by Luis Puenzo. A mother suspects that her adopted daughter’s birth parents may have been victims of Argentina’s “Dirty War” (1976-1983) in this Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film. In Spanish with English subtitles. Argentina; 112 min. Contact Info: filmstreams.org, (402) 933-0259,1340 Webster Street, Omaha. Times/dates subject to change.  (1 unit)

September 9, Tuesday—Las Madras de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo). Film & Discussion, Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS), 5:00pm. 
Directed by Oscar-nominated documentary about the mothers of Argentina’s desaparecidos, young activists taken prisoner by the country’s military regime between 1976-1983 and never seen again. In Spanish with English subtitles. Argentina; 64 min. Contact Info: filmstreams.org, (402) 933-0259,1340 Webster Street, Omaha. Times/dates subject to change.  (1 unit)

September 11, Thursday—Tim Wise, Harper Center for Student Life and Learning
“White Privilege”—1:00pm – 3:00pm Harper 3027, Student Services Training (2 units) PLEASE RSVP
“Affirmative Action”—7:00pm – 8:30pm Harper 3023, Open to the Public (1.5 units)

September 15—The Gate Keeper, Film, Hispanic Awareness Event
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Harper Center, Rm. 3006, 5:00pm  – 7:30pm (1 unit)

September 16, Tuesday—La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) 2007.
Film & Discussion, Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS).
Directed by Patricia Riggen. A touching story of love and family about a mother working illegally in the United States to support her 9-year-old so in Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico; 106 min. Contact Info: filmstreams.org, (402) 933-0259,1340 Webster Street, Omaha. Call for times (1 unit)

September 16, Tuesday—Cria Cuervos (Raise Ravens). Film & Discussion, Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS).
Directed by Patricia Riggen. A touching story of love and family about a mother working illegally in the United States to support her 9-year-old so in Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico; 106 min. Contact Info: filmstreams.org, (402) 933-0259,1340 Webster Street, Omaha. Call for times (1 unit)

September 23, Tuesday—El Bolero de Raquel (Raquel's Shoe Shine Man) 1957. Film & Discussion, Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS). 
Directed by Miguel M. Delgado. The "Charlie Chaplin of Mexico," Catinflas stars in this treasured slapstick comedy about a shoeshine man left in charge of his best friend's son. Mexico: 101 min. Contact Info: filmstreams.org, (402) 933-0259,1340 Webster Street, Omaha. Call for times (1 unit)

September 23, Tuesday—El Espiritu de la Colmena (Spirit of the Beehive) 1973. Film & Discussion, Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS). 
Directed by Victor Erice. Haunted by a scene from Frankenstein (1931), a young girl drifts between the dream world of her imagination and the adult world of her surroundings in this lyrical, gorgeously shot masterpiece. In Spanish with English subtitles. Spain; 97 min. Contact Info: filmstreams.org, (402) 933-0259,1340 Webster Street, Omaha. Call for times (1 unit)

September 29, Monday—Understanding Anarchy, Ron Sakolsky, Lecture & Discussion
3:00pm – 5:00pm, Harper Center, Room 3023 (2 units)

September 30, Tuesday—Anarchy, Music and Culture, Ron Sakolsky, Lecture & Discussion
3:00pm – 5:00pm, Harper Center Auditoriuim (2 units)

September 30, Tuesday—Lucia, Film & Discussion, 
Film Streams and UNO’s Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) 
Directed by Humberto Solas. Three periods in Cuban history (the turn-of-the-century war of independence, the 1930's and the 1960's) told through the experiences of three different women sharing the same name. Cuba; 160 min. Contact Info: filmstreams.org, (402) 933-0259,1340 Webster Street, Omaha. Call for times (1 unit)

September 30, Tuesday—Maria Ilena eres de gracia(Maria Full of Grace), Film & Discussion, Filmstream and UNO’s Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS). 
Directed by Joshua Marston. A 17-year old Colombian girl agrees to smuggle drugs into the United States in hopes of making a better life fro herself. In Spanish with English subtitles. Colombia/USA; 101 min. Contact Info: filmstreams.org, (402) 933-0259,1340 Webster Street, Omaha. Call for times (1 unit)

October 2008

October 1, Wednesday—Socialist Workers Party Campaign, Lecture
Harper Center Auditorium, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Contact Info: Ricardo Ariza, ariza@creighton.edu or (402) 280-2469.  (2 units)

October 3, Friday—God Grew Tired of Us, Movie and Panel Discussion
6:30 pm Harper Center Auditorium, Sponsored by CSU Program Board, Creighton in Common (1 unit)

October 7, Tuesday - John Bul Dao Lecture (Lost Boy of Sudan)
6:30 pm Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Sponsored by CSU Program Board, Creighton in Common (1 unit)

October 9, Thursday—The Shadow of Hate: A History of Intolerance in America
Film and Discussion, 12:00-1pm, Office Multicultural Affairs.  This film spans three centuries to examine the challenges our nation faced in attempting to live up to its ideals of liberty, equality and justice for all. (1 unit)

October 14, Tuesday—My Daughter the Terrorist
7:00pm - 9:00pm, Harper Center, Room 3023
A documentary by Beate Arnestad, Tamil with English subtitles. A rare glimpse inside the Tamil Tigers (LLTE) of Sri Lanka where two young women fight in the elite corps. tTheir brutal treatment at the hands of the government army led them to join the guerilla forces. Interviews, cinema verite and newsreel footage shed light on the reasons the Tamil tigers continue their bloody struggle for independence while questioning their tactics. Sponsored by the Kenefick Humanities Chair Series on the Humane Life.  Contact Info: rkodad@creighton.edu (1 unit)

October 19, Sunday – October 22, Wednesday—Lakota Mentorship Immersion Trip. http://puffin.creighton.edu/bucko/projects/immersion.html. Contact Info: Rev. Raymond Bucko, bucko@creighton.edu, (402) 280-3587 (4 units)

October 22, Wednesday - Frida Kahlo: Letters and Photographs
El Museo Latino, 25th & L Street, Exhibit available: 9/6 – 11/29
The exhibit presents a selection of letters and documents written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo between 1934 and 1954. Through the works, viewers will get a glimpse into her life, her thoughts, her pain, her loves, as well as into her creative process. Please retain your ticket stub for IDEA unit tracking. (1 unit)

October 22 – The Game of Oppression
Swanson South Conference Room, 1:00-4:00pm
Game of Oppression—facilitated by MacGarret Becker
“The Game of Oppression is designed to encourage and challenge individuals from different backgrounds and experiences to engage in authentic dialogue. The Game of Oppression is an innovative interactive training program designed specifically for use by student affairs professionals. The program equips diversity educators with strategies to encourage students to take full advantage of the diversity on their respective campuses and in their communities. The game provides a ‘safe space’ for authentic dialogue around the issues of oppression” (NASPA, 2008).  Reservation required: please email saracarter@creighton.edu to RSVP.  (3 units)

October 23 – Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
Film and Discussion, 12:00-1pm, Office Multicultural Affairs.  
This film spans details the life of Rosa Parks and her efforts to start the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (1 unit)

October 29 - "Can I Kiss You?” with Mike Domitrz “Train the Trainer” workshop 
Harper 3048, 3:00 to 3:45pm
Come learn from Mike Domitrz, a nationally recognized speaker, how to work with students on the subjects of consent, healthy dating, and sexual assault awareness. You will learn ideas to work with students individually, as well as how to work with student leaders to educate other groups of students. A “train the trainer” workshop will be held for student leaders at 4:30 pm. For information regarding the student session, please contact Kathleen Warner (kathleenwarner@creighton.edu). Workshop is open to all faculty and staff. Please RSVP by Friday, October 24th to Katie Wadas (katiewadas@creighton.edu). (1 unit)

November 2008

November 3, Monday - Leveraging Tribal Sovereignty, Metropolitan Community College South Omaha Campus (Industrial Training Center), 6:00-7:00pm.  
Lance Morgan, CEO, shares philosophies that developed Ho-Chunk, Inc. of the Winnebago Trive of Nebraska.  For more information, contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu. (1 unit)

November 4, Tuesday—Intercultural Expo, Skutt Student Center Ballroom, 11:00am – 4:00pm (.5 unit)

November 5, Wednesday—Native Film Festival: The Journals of Knud Rassmussen (2006), 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Harper Center Theater, Contact Info: Rev. Raymond Bucko, bucko@creighton.edu, (402) 280-3587 (1 unit)

November 5, Wednesday - Frida Kahlo: Letters and Photographs
El Museo Latino, 25th & L Street, Exhibit available: 9/6 – 11/29
The exhibit presents a selection of letters and documents written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo between 1934 and 1954. Through the works, viewers will get a glimpse into her life, her thoughts, her pain, her loves, as well as into her creative process. Vans will be leaving from Deglman Circle on November 5th from 10am-1pm (please note time change). (1 unit)

November 15, Saturday—CULSA Banquet,  Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Details TBA (1 unit)

(CANCELLED - November 15, Saturday—Indian Cultural Society Banquet)

December 2008

(CANCELLED-December 3, Wednesday—CUASA Gospel Fest)

December 4, Thursday—America’s Civil Rights Movement, Film and Discussion, Thursday, December 4, 2008, 12:00-1 p.m., OMA, Harper Center, Rm 3006. America’s Civil Rights Movement depicts the battle for civil rights as told by its foot soldiers. They rode where they weren’t supposed to ride, walked where they weren’t supposed to walk, and sat where they weren’t supposed to sit. And they stood their ground until they won their freedom. Winner of Academy Award, Documentary Short Subject. (1 unit)

December 12, Friday (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)—Las Mańanitas sponsored by CULSA & The Office of Multicultural Affairs, St John’s Church, 7:00am. Reception to follow in Lower St. John's.  (1 unit)

Last updated December 3, 2008