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Carma Hinton, professor of Art History at George Mason University, discussed the process of creating The Gate of Heavenly Peace, a documentary on the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests. Hinton, co-directed the film with her husband and it was released in 1995. The Program in East Asian Studies hosted Monday’s event.
Eid Suleman, a Palestinian activist, discussed his experiences of life under Israeli occupation in Umm al-Khair, a city in Area C, the part of the West Bank that is under Israeli military and civil control. Suleman addressed the relationship between the Palestinian residents of Area C, the Israeli Civil Administration and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Suleman fights against home demolitions by conducting international speaking tours and creating multimedia artwork. J Street U, a student group advocating for a peaceful two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hosted the event.
Tressie McMillan Cottom, a sociologist and assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, talked about her new memoir Thick, a collection of essays on politics, culture and life as a black woman, at Red Emma’s on Tuesday. Cottom has appeared on The Daily Show and the Still Processing podcast. Her writing has been published in The Atlantic and The New York Times.
Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates and CEO of Robin Hood, the largest anti-poverty nonprofit in New York, discussed the human consequences of bad policies on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Parkway Theatre. Moore graduated from Hopkins in 2001, after which he earned his master’s at Oxford University.
Students discussed the current state of global climate change agreements and future environmental solutions at a roundtable discussion on Wednesday. IDEAL, a student organization that promotes both nonpartisan and bipartisan civic engagement on campus, hosted the event.