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Reaching for Higher Ground

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Jehane Noujaim, an Egyptian native, is a cinematographer and director, most known for her films, "Control Room", "", and "The Square."  After showing the movie The Square (running time 108 min.), Noujaim will discuss "The Role of Media & Social Media in Social Movements."  The event will conclude with Q&A followed by a reception in the Center for Multicultural Education.  Noujaim's visit is part of the Reaching for Higher Ground series.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, Nicole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will highlight this issue from a variety of perspectives and help dispel the common—but untrue—myths that no one is interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells" women’s sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women’s sports participation and why this is so important.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Daisy is an award-winning journalist and a co-editor of the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism.  She has a recently published memoir of her personal and professional experiences, A Cup of Water Under My Bed.  She will be talking about her new book and chronicling being Latina in a predominantly majority work environment.  This event is part of the Reaching for Higher Ground series on "Media and Social Media."

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Joe Hall founded Ghetto Film School (GFS) in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers; it is the nation’s first film high school.  Joe is a published writer on youth development and arts education, a documentary film producer and holds a master’s degree in social administration from Columbia University. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, will speak on the subject of access to modern technology. Ogletree received the first Rosa Parks Civil Rights Award, given by the City of Boston; and Morehouse College's Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize. Ogletree earned BA and  MA degrees in political science from Stanford University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a JD from Harvard Law School where he served as Special Projects Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. His visit is part of the Center for Multicultural Education's Annual Lecture Series, and doubles as a speaker for the Reaching for Higher Ground project. The theme of that project for the 2014-2015 academic year is "Media and Social Media." 

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Dr. Charles Ogletree is a prominent legal theorist and serves as Faculty Director, Associate Dean and Vice Dean at Harvard Law School. He was named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans in 2006 and 2007. Ogletree has a reputation for taking a hard look at complex issues of law, while securing Constitutional rights. He has examined these issues not only in the classroom but also on the Internet, in pages of law journals and every day as a public defender. Ogletree's lecture is part of the Reaching for Higher Ground Series on Media and Social Media.


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