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September 2019

Through the Night: The Vera Gissing Story

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Holocaust Ed Program for a short film and talk back.

Through the Night is inspired by Holocaust survivor Vera Gissing's testimony.

A young Jewish girl, Vera treasures her Catholic friend Marta as they grow up in a small town on the outskirts of Prague, Czechoslovakia. Even in the darkest days of the war and despite the risks, Marta maintains her promises to Vera's family despite their religious differences. (USC Shoah Foundation).

Written and Directed by Elinor and Katherine Ault '21
Edited by Renate Pastuszak '20.
Featuring Tori Feinstein, Cailin O’Connel, Ruth Kupperberg '20, Kaitlyn Ahlefeld '20, Anthony LoGrande '21, Lindy Pokorny, Jordan Twiss.

Constitution Day

September 17 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wagner Union Atrium

The CLCE will host its annual Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, September 17th between 11:30-2:00pm where we will give out free copies of the U.S. Constitution and assist students to register to vote. Attendees will discuss amendments to constitution and how they relate to our current lives.

Poster Sale

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wagner Union Atrium

Brighten up your room with some items from our annual poster sale!

October 2019

LGBTQ+ History Month Speaker, Dr. Omar Encarnación

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Omar G. Encarnación, is a professor of political studies at Bard College and author of Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of transitions to democracy, the role of civil society in the process of democratization, and the policy choices that new democracies make to cope with a difficult and painful past. Encarnación received his Ph.D. from the department of politics of Princeton University and taught at Sarah Lawrence College prior to coming to Bard.

Event is sponsored by Campus Life, Intercultural Advancement and the Iris Alliance.

November 2019

All but the Bones

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Foundation Hall Manzulli Board Room

Kimberly Takahata, literature scholar from Columbia University will discuss Hans Sloane's A Voyage to Jamaica.

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