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September 2017

The Slave Dwelling Project with Joseph McGill, Founder

September 21 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Cole Cinema Select a Country:

This lecture will chronicle these stays and inform the audience on the  future of the Slave Dwelling Project. Slave residences are important spaces in American history and have been interpreted in numerous ways by historic parks and museums.  These sites serve as important reminders of the daily lives of enslaved individuals and as such can serve as points of reflection and commemoration.  At the same time, these are often sites of neglect and the general public is often unaware of…

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“From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond”

September 23 @ 8:50 am - 6:30 pm
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The African and African Diaspora Studies program (AADS) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host its first annual fall symposium on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. “From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond” will give special attention to recently discovered evidence that St. Mary’s Female Seminary owned slaves during the nineteenth century. The symposium will also examine practices designed to memorialize slavery on American college campuses. In addition, scholars will explore…

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Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist Talk: Jessye McDowell

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country:
Jessye McDowell art

Free pizza or bring your own lunch! Jessye McDowell is the new tenure-track faculty member in the Art and Art History Department teaching Digital Media and Animation.  She is an artist working across digital platforms to examine the interworkings of cultural mythologies, lived experience and digital life. Her work has been exhibited in both traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Essex Flowers Gallery (NYC), the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, the…

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A Dialogue with Ken Nwadike Jr.

September 25 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Rec Courts, 18952 E Fisher Rd.
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 Select a Country:
Love will save the world image of Ken Nwadike

In this fun, creative and interactive program Ken brings his “Free Hugs Project” to engage participants in conversations of understanding, and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism.  The event concludes with a keynote address that will explore how to overcome the differences that divide us.  The goal of this program is to create unity and build community, and remind participants that we are all humans in need of love. Ken’s courageous work as a peace activist is…

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Bookbag to Briefcase Sponsored by BB&T: Financial Literacy

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alumni Center at Cobb House Select a Country:

Bookbag to Briefcase Lecture Series sponsored by BB&T Bank connects students with industry experts for small group lectures on a wide variety of professional development topics that will prepare students for life after St. Mary's. Topics vary but include financial literacy to workplace etiquette and beyond. Some presentations may focus on specific student populations, the program is open to everyone. This session will focus on financial literacy in teaching students how to navigate through creating a personal budget, savings plan,…

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October 2017

Artist Lecture: Anne-Stine Johnsbrâten

October 4 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Library, 321 Select a Country:
AnneStine photograph

Anne-Stine Johnsbrâten is an independent documentary photographer and in her public lecture she will introduce recent projects related to feminism and women’s issues in Asia, minorities, and more anthropological work she has done on her own family and the city of Oslo where she is from.  TIME called her one of "eight Norwegian photographers you need to follow" in 2015. She was awarded 1st Prize in Documentary Abroad - Norwegian Picture of The Year, for her project "Good Wife, Wise Mother…

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“Making a Career in Regional Studies” a talk by SMCM alumna Melissa Newcomb

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Margaret Brent Classroom Select a Country:

SMCM Asian Studies & English department graduate Melissa Newcomb '10 will share some basic guidelines for students to be "job market ready" while focusing on regional studies, tips on job hunting, possible careers in international relations to consider, and "lessons learned" in picking a healthy work environment.

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Curator’s Talk: Jayme McLellan

October 16 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Jayme McLellan

  Washington D.C. curator and SMCM alum Jayme McLellan will talk about her role as curator for the current exhibition at the Boyden Gallery Living on the Land Vol. 2., an exhibition presenting diverse perspectives on the relationship to the land on which humans live. Jayme McLellan is a curator, gallery director, educator, and artist. For twenty years she has curated the work of artists in galleries, museums, and arts organizations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, including numerous spaces in…

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Q & A with MD Gubernatorial Candidate Sen. Rich Madaleno

October 16 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library, Room 321, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001 United States
Senator Madaleno

Free of Charge, Open to the Public. Maryland State Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. (D-Montgomery Co.) is running for governor.  "I am the only Democrat who can take on and beat Larry Hogan next November," said Madaleno in a July interview in the Washington Post. As governor, Madaleno said, he would push for universal pre­kindergarten in Maryland and larger investments in higher education "to make the dream of a college degree without debt a reality." In the Maryland Senate, Madaleno…

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The Missiles of October: What the World Didn’t Know

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

  The Cuban Missile Crisis +55 On the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the secret deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba brought the world to the brink of an unthinkable nuclear war, Emmy-award winning filmmaker Sherry Jones presents "The Missiles of October: What the World Didn't Know." This gripping documentary is told through minute-by-minute accounts of those who were involved from the United States, the Soviet Union and Cuba. Today, as North Korea's nuclear missile program reaches…

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