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1 Thursday / March 1, 2018

Communities Come Together: Quilting with a Purpose

10:00 am to 04:00 pm on Jun 2
Monroe County History Center

For hundreds of years, Monroe County quilters have produced quilts for functional and decorative purposes. Schools, churches and other community groups have used them to raise funds or to commemorate important events. This exhibition uncovers quilts made with love and put together for a cause, from the collection of the Monroe County History Center.


1 Thursday / March 1, 2018


04:00 pm to 06:00 pm

The Taste of the World showcases the food and culture of countries associated with Ivy Tech’s students, staff, and faculty. The event includes free international food and live world music and performers. This event is completely free and open to all ages. Student projects with an international focus will be on display.

Eat and Drink

1 Thursday / March 1, 2018

What Can Latin American Cinema Teach Us about Globalization?

04:00 pm
Indiana Memorial Union Oak Room

As part of the IU Arts & Humanities Council’s March First Thursday Festival, acclaimed scholar Sophia McClennen will give a lecture on what Latin American cinema can teach us about globalization. McClennen’s talk addresses the issues that she discusses in her forthcoming book, “Globalization and Latin American Cinema: Towards a New Critical Paradigm.”

Studying the case of Latin American cinema, the talk analyzes one of the most public – and most exportable – forms of postcolonial national culture to argue that millennial era globalization demands entirely new frameworks for thinking about the relationship between politics, culture, and economic policies. Tracing the full life-cycle of films and studying blockbusters like “City of God,” “Motorcycle Diaries,” and “Children of Men,” this talk argues that neoliberal globalization has created a highly ambivalent space for cultural expression, one willing to market against itself as long as the stories sell.

Sophia McClennen is Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature at Penn State University, and founding director of Penn State’s Center for Global Studies. She has written two books on satire and U.S. politics and media: “Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy” and “Is Satire Saving Our Nation?: Mockery and American Politics” (co-authored with Remy Maisel). She has written extensively on questions of human rights and terrorism, and is co-author (with Jeffrey Di Leo, Henry Giroux, and Kenneth Saltman) of “Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues,” and co-editor (with Alexandra Schultheis Moore) of “The Routledge Companion to Human Rights and Literature.”

This event is presented by the College Arts & Humanities Institute. Sophia McClennen’s visit is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Political and Civic Engagement Program (PACE), the Media School, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Political Science, the Russian and East European Institute, and the Indiana Memorial Union Board.

Civic Affairs / Education / Speakers

1 Thursday / March 1, 2018

Lupus Support Group

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Monroe County Public Library, room 214

The philosophy of LFA support groups is to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones can share their experiences of coping and insights into living with lupus. LFA support groups encourage and accept people as they are, providing a comfortable learning environment in which they can develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with a chronic illness. For additional information please visit www.lupusindiana.org

This support group will be meeting at the Monroe County Public Library in room 214.

This group is led by Kayla Lockwood. Email: [email protected]

Contact Debbie Campbell at [email protected] with questions concerning support groups.


1 Thursday / March 1, 2018

Into The Woods

07:00 pm to 09:20 pm
The Warehouse, 1525 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403

Sondheim’s award-winning musical fairytale offers an adventure filled with magic, mayhem, sophisticated humor, and a timely reminder to “be careful what we wish for.” It’s funny, dark, romantic, and full of surprises! Stages Bloomington Theatre Company offers five fully staged performances of the complete musical, March 1-4 at The Warehouse. Reserved seat tickets are available at bctboxoffice.org.

Performance information, production staff, cast: http://www.stagesbloomington.com/p/into-woods.html


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