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Folk Songs and the U.S. Labor Movement: A Singing Lecture with Corey Dolgon

Corey Dolgon, a Ph.D. in American Culture and Sociology Professor, has been performing “singing lectures” for more than a decade. Focusing on the role that folksongs play in the U.S. labor movement, Corey’s words and music bring both history and theory to life. He is a long-time labor activist and community organizer and has used folk songs to build solidarity on the line and engage students in the classroom. This singing lecture covers labor history from a multicultural perspective and examines the function of folk songs in workers’ lives, labor and organizing. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UNI Interpreters Theatre, the Department of Communication Studies and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

Performance of Eve Ensler's "Necessary Targets"

"Necessary Targets" is a play set in the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict. In the play, two American women, a therapist and a writer, visit a Bosnian refugee camp to help women survivors cope with the trauma of sexual violence and genocide. The play raises questions about the ownership of these stories as well as the ethics of telling and documenting them. A brief discussion will follow the reading. The play contains descriptions of violence and sexual assualt. This material may be triggering to some people. Be advised that some material is inappropriate for children. 

This event is sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

Performance of Eve Ensler's "Necessary Targets"

"Necessary Targets" is a play set in the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict. In the play, two American women, a therapist and a writer, visit a Bosnian refugee camp to help women survivors cope with the trauma of sexual violence and genocide. The play raises questions about the ownership of these stories as well as the ethics of telling and documenting them. A brief discussion will follow the reading. The play contains descriptions of violence and sexual assualt. This material may be triggering to some people. Be advised that some material is inappropriate for children. 

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