SGA Film Series
All movies will be shown at 6 p.m. in the McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry
“India’s Daughter,” directed by Leslee Udwin, is based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh, a physiotherapy student.
“Dark Girls,” directed by Bill Duke & Channsin Berry, explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color — particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.
“Abraham’s Children,” directed by Nina Froriep, tells the stories of children from six diverse Muslim families in the greater New York area through their own voices and experiences.
“The 13th,” directed by Ava DuVernay, explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
“The Ability Exchange,” directed by Bing Wang, explores an innovative Disability Studies class at Tandon School of Engineering at NYU, where engineering students and adults with cerebral palsy learn to communicate, connect, and cultivate their abilities by making movies.
“Major!” directed by Annalise Ophelian, is the story of one woman’s journey, a community’s history, and how caring for each other can be a revolutionary act.
IDEAL = Inclusion, Diginity, Equity, Action and Love
IDEAL is a series of forums, discussions and movies planned at St. Bonaventure University to spark open dialogue among faculty, staff, students and area community members to learn about the differences among us.
The Civil Discourse Discussion Series brings together different points of view about contemporary topics and engages in meaningful discussions.
Monday, Sept. 25
All Bonaventure Reads Keynote Address by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D.
7 p.m., Reilly Center Arena
Dr. John Esposito, one of the most prominent American scholars of Islamic studies, political Islam and Islamophobia, will speak at St. Bonaventure University on Oct. 5.
Esposito, who was instrumental in the founding of SBU’s Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, will present a program on “Islam in America & Geo-politics” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room in Doyle Hall.
In addition to founding the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, Esposito directs the Bridge Initiative at Georgetown, which documents, analyzes and maps American attitudes toward Muslims and Islam. Esposito is a professor of religion and international affairs and of Islamic studies at Georgetown. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and other agencies, European and Asian governments, corporations, universities, and the media worldwide. More than 45 books and 100 articles of his have been translated into 35 languages.
“I am thrilled that Dr. Esposito is coming to Bonaventure,” said Fr. Michael Calabria, O.F.M., director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure. “For decades now, he has been at the forefront of Islamic studies and Muslim-Christian relations in the United States and around the world. His knowledge and experience are especially valuable in today’s political discussions. I’m proud to know him as an expert in the field, as a mentor and personal friend.”
Esposito’s visit is hosted by St. Bonaventure’s Center for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS) and Diversity Action Committee and is made possible by the contributions of Dr. Adil and Mrs. Jehan Al-Humadi and the Islamic Society of the Southern Tier.
For more information about the CAIS, visit www.sbu.edu/CAIS.
5 p.m. Sept. 14, McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry
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