"To Be Heard" Film Screening, Panel, and Poetry Slam
Film: Monday, March 4, 7:00, Weinstein Auditorium
Panel Discussion: Tuesday, March 5, 6:30, Neilson Browsing Room
Poetry Slam: Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 Poetry Center @ Wright Hall
To Be Heard is a documentary film that tells the story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins when they start to write poetry. As writing and reciting become vehicles for their expressions of love, friendship, frustration, and hope, we watch these three youngsters emerge as accomplished self-aware artists, who use their creativity to alter their circumstances.
"To Be Heard" will be screened on Smith College campus, on Monday March 4th at 7pm, in Weinstein Auditorium. The screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Roland Legiardi-Laura, Amy Sultan, Joe Ubiles and a character, Pearl Quick, from the film.
On Tuesday March 5th at 6:30pm, in Neilson Browsing Room there will be a panel discussion featuring the film makers and character from the film. Important issues such as race and class, all brought up in the film, will be discussed. Refreshments will also be served.
Immediately following the panel discussion, this event will culminate with a poetry slam featuring Smith College students and Pearl Quick, one of the characters from the film. The poetry slam will take place at the Poetry Center in Wright Hall at 7:30pm. This two day event is free and open to the public.
This is going to be an AMAZING two day event and we encourage everyone to come! Invite all of your friends!
Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Campus Center 204, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Lunch provided to first 20 attendees)
We are pleased to once again host Ms. Leislie Godo-Solo, Associate Director of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.
Ms Godo-Solo will discuss the program in depth and answer questions during this one hour luncheon. Personal interviews with Ms. Godo-Solo are also available and highly recommended for serious applicants during the morning and afternoon of March 5.
IRT provides academic and individualized support to students (juniors, seniors, and graduates)from diverse backgrounds who wish to attain graduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, education, and mathematics. IRT participants are individuals who plan to pursue careers in teaching, counseling, and administration at both the K-12 and university levels.
The IRT sponsors two programs.The Summer Workshop is a four week program held on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. IRT interns engage a graduate-level curriculum of critical and cultural theory, prepare for the GRE examination, and work on their statements of purpose.The workshop typically runs during the month of July.Interns are provided with room, board, and a $1200.00 stipend.
The Associate program is geared toward undergraduates and recent graduateswho otherwise are engaged in summer research and/or study abroad activities.Participants in both programs are sponsored by the IRT as they apply to graduate schools in a consortium of41 affiliated universities.The consortium universities waive application fees for IRT applicants.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Deborah Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 2141.
Alumnae Panel with former Mellon Mays Fellows
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Location TBA, 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Office of Institutional Diveristy & Equity is delighted to host the return to campus of six extraordinary alumnae who are nearing completion of, or who have recently earned, their Ph.D.s.
The day will bring panel discussions, workshops, and alumnae presentations of research.
Gain insight from experienced alumnae on such topics as:
- Choosing a graduate school and the application process
- Acclimating to a co-educational environment
- Conducting and funding research and writing your dissertation
- Joining the Academy; finding a supportive and nurturing workplace