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Friday, October 27

Film and Discussion: Get Out

Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017) “exposes a liberal ignorance and hubris that has been allowed to fester. It's an attitude, an arrogance which in the film leads to a horrific final solution, but in reality leads to a complacency that is just as dangerous” (Lanre Bakare, The Guardian). Facilitated by Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, assistant professor of history; co-sponosred by the Student Event Committee.
7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium

Wednesday, November 1

Lenelle Moïse: Black Feminist Queer Immigrant Love Poems

2017 Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence Lenelle Moïse (MFA ’04) has been called “a Renaissance woman in the arts,” “an electrifying performer” and “a powerhouse.” A poet and a playwright, her works for the stage include the Off-Broadway hit Expatriate, the Ruby Prize winning Merit, The Many Faces of Nia and K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Her book, Haiti Glass (City Lights Publishers), won the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry. Moïse will offer “Black Feminist Queer Immigrant Love Poems,” an evening of powerfully spoken verse, dynamic prose and original songs about around-the-way girlhood, earthquakes, queer grace, race relations, guts, funk and memory. 60 minutes. 
7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium

All Otelia Cromwell Day events are free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible. Attendees who need disability accommodations or sign language interpretation should call 413-585-2071 (voice or TTY), or send email to

Special appreciation for funding from the Mary H. Collett 1925 Symposium Fund.