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Upcoming Events and Future Programming

Civility and Disobedience


    1. Saturday, October 11, 2014                              
      8:00PM   Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion

      **A TICKETED PERFORMANCE-- see below**

      She Said
      Ursula Rucker Live 

      Ursula Rucker
      Writer/Performer

      Ursula Rucker LIVE
      Poet. Performer. Hip-hop recording artist. Shamaness. The outspoken Ursula Rucker brings her civil but disobedient “she-lectricity” back to Muhlenberg for a night of original genre-defying performance. Part hip-hop show, part poetry-slam, part indefinable theatrical ritual, Rucker’s She Said is a new-jazz tour-of-duty onto the battlefields of social injustice, race and gender.

      Ursula Rucker is a poet and hip-hop recording artist whose work deals with confronting social injustice, especially as it relates to race and womanhood. She has released 5 critically acclaimed solo albums, and her musical collaborations include work with the Roots, the Silent Poets, King Britt and Josh Wink. She has toured extensively and is featured in the 2008 film The Black Candle, narrated by Maya Angelou. Co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre & Dance.

      URSULA RUCKER LIVE is TICKETED EVENT. Everyone must hold a ticket to attend. Tickets (one per student) are FREE for Muhlenberg students, faculty and staff. Tickets for the general public are $5 (general admission). Tickets can be obtained from theMuhlenberg College Theatre and Dance Ticket Office.

      URSULA RUCKER EVENTS FLYER (pdf) 


      Library Resources for Ursula Rucker


      Monday, October 20, 2014                               
      7:30PM   Miller Forum, Moyer Hall

      David Pellow
      U. Minnesota
      "Radical Politics, State Repression, and the Problem of ‘Eco-Terrorism’"

      David PellowTo what extent are radical environmental and animal liberation movements also struggles over social inequality? In other words, to what degree are these movements that are typically seen as primarily focused on defending nonhuman animals and ecosystems also confronting oppression within human communities? What are the implications of the ‘eco-terrorist’ label that states, corporations, and media impose on these groups? I consider these questions in relation to broader historical patterns of social movement struggles against oppression and the phenomenon of state repression directed at dissident groups. I conclude with a discussion of the productive links between radical earth and animal liberation movements and environmental justice movements. 

      David Pellow's interests include environmental justice studies, racial and ethnic inequality, transnational social movements, and labor studies. He is the author of the forthcoming book Total Liberation: The Power and Promise and Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement. 
      Library Resources for David Pellow


      Tuesday, October 21, 2014                               
      8:00 PM   Red Door Cafe
      We.Are.Here
      We.Are.Here.
      An evening of original performance by Muhlenberg students, curated by Ursula Rucker.
      Guest artist Ursula Rucker premieres an evening of new spoken-word performances created by the First Year students in Muhlenberg's Emerging Leaders program. Set to live music and themed on notions of civility, disobedience and identity. Co-sponsored by Theatre and Dance. FLYER (pdf).

      Carroll BogertMonday, October 27, 2014
      7:30 PM   Miller Forum Moyer Hall

      Carroll Bogert
      Associate Director of Human Rights Watch

      "Can the U.S. Lead on Human Rights in the 21st Century?"

      What do U.S. policy and U.S. actions on human rights look like in the 21st century? Does the U.S. possess the means to meaningfully protect human rights in such places as China, Russia, and the Middle East? Does the U.S. have the moral standing to intervene around the world in support of human rights? What is the U.S. role right now? What could it be?

      Bogert studies human rights in the U.S. and abroad and media coverage of protest and human rights issues. Bogert is the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.
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      Civility and Disobedience is directed by Brian Mello, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Christine Sistare, Professor of Philosophy.

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