Week of Aug. 31-Sept. 5

Hi, all! Hope everyone is having a good second week of school!

So, first things first. We will be at Calapalooza, starting from 2pm on Sept. 2nd (later today, if you want to get technical). We’ll provide the location of our table once we actually get there (and take a selfie!) If you have time, we’d love if you’d stop by and say hi!

Second of all, with the semester just kicking off, there’s already a few events happening.

Within the English department, the Lunch Poems (hosted by the esteemed Professor Robert Hass) is having their series kickoff this Thursday (Sept. 3rd) in the Morrison Library! As the title indicates, the event will be taking place during lunch — Berkeley time, actually — and last for about an hour.

There will also be a lecture later that day, from 5-7pm, at 300 Wheeler. The lecture is titled: Untying Love’s Knots: Transforming Eros in the Sonnets of Vittoria Colonna, given by Professor Ramie Targoff of the English department.

Otherwise, outside of the English department, the Media Resources Center (150D) at the Moffitt Undergraduate Library hosts a free movie screening the first Wednesday of every month (it’s called Movies @ Moffitt) at 7pm. This time, they will be showing the documentary American Arab.

Next, Stephen Greenblatt will be giving a talk, at 5pm on Thursday (Sept. 3rd) in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler), titled: In the Cave: The Humanities and the Human Condition. Greenblatt is, well, relatively famous, so there’s that!

Meanwhile, the Vagina Monologues are hosting info sessions both this Thursday (from 7-8pm) at 259 Dwinelle and next Tuesday (also from 7-8pm) at 258 Dwinelle. And auditions will be held later this month. If you’re interested in helping out in any capacity, definitely go to one of them!

And, again, on Thursday, the Queer Alliance and Resource Center (QARC), the Gender Equity Center (GenEq), and UNITY house are co-sponsoring QT Pie: A Queer, Trans, LGBTQ+ Welcome Event! It’ll be in the Unit 3 All Purpose Room, which is on 2400 Durant Ave, from 7-9pm.

Finally, on Friday (Sept. 4th), the Durham Studio Theater will be hosting spoken word artist Guillermo Gómez Peña at 7pm! Admission is free, but because of the seating capacity, will be limited. So, you’ll need to reserve a ticket before the event if you’re planning on attending.

Any events I missed? Any additional questions or concerns? Feel free to comment below or shoot us an email! Have a great rest of the week!

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