Gender

"The DIG"

A Solo Play written & performed by Stacie Chaiken with live music by Yuval Ron

This award-winning one-woman play, accompanied by live music written and performed by Yuval Ron, follows an American archeologist's journey to discover the truth about an artifact in Israel that could have transformational implications for Israel, the Middle East and the world.

Sponsored by the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and the Dortort Center for the Arts at Hillel at UCLA. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Theater.

About the Play

“The Politics of Knowledge Production—A Reflective Journey and Dance about the Epistemology and Practice of African Gender History"

Join us for the 2019 James S. Coleman Lecture with award winning, critically acclaimed feminist scholar Nwando Achebe. Dr. Achebe will deliver a keynote address at the intersections of performance art, history and self knowledge centering women titled, “The Politics of Knowledge Production—A Reflective Journey and Dance about the Epistemology and Practice of African Gender History."

A Discussion on Anti-Muslim Racism

A conversation with Aslı Bâli (UCLA), Sohail Daulatzai (UCI), Junaid Rana (EUI), and Sherene Razack (UCLA)

Aslı Bâli, Professor of Law, Faculty Director at Promise Institute for Human Rights.

Sohail Daulatzai, Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies, African American Studies, & Global Middle East Studies, UC-Irvine.

Junai Rana, Associate Head, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, EUI, & Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Sherene Razack, Distinguished Professor, Penny Kanner Endowed Chair in Women's Studies, UCLA.

Between Tradition and Modernity: “Leftover” Women in Shanghai

In recent years, single, educated women who are not yet married by their late 20s in China’s major cities have been increasingly castigated as “leftover” women. After more than 3 decades of rapid socioeconomic development, marriage remains near universal and early in China. In the meantime, there has been a resurgence of patriarchal traditions. Using semistructured interviews, in this qualitative research the author sought to understand the motivations of these women and their efforts to negotiate the contradictions regarding marriage formation and career development.

AS BOAS MANEIRAS/ GOOD MANNERS

Closing night of the 7th Annual UCLA Latin American, Iberian and Latinx Film Festival: Women's Voices

Directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra

Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.—IMDb

135 min | Portuguese with English Subtitles

Reception before the screening at 6:30 pm. Q&A with director after the screening.

CIELO DE AGUA AND MIRIAM MIENTE

A double feature part of 7th Annual UCLA Latin American, Iberian and Latinx Film Festival: Women's Voices

MIRIAM MIENTE: As her 15th birthday approaches, Miriam doesn't know how to explain to her family that the boyfriend she met online is black.—ImDb

Directed by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada

90 min | Spanish with English Subtitles

Fathers and Daughters in Literature from the Genesis to Romanticism (a work in progress)

CMRS Roundtable
Professor Marianna Birnbaum (Germanic, UCLA) discusses her current work on Biblical topics as they appear in literature, connecting Biblical stories about fathers and daughters with plots in literature from the Renaissance to Romanticism. Her discussion includes, among others, Dinah and Jacob, Esther and Mordechai, and Lot and his daughters, with an analysis of the roles these fathers and surrogate fathers play, showing how the Biblical messages operate in belles lettres.

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