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Join Dr. Joyce Hinnefeld and students in English 263: Writing as Activism for a screening of the film Inside/Outside 

INSIDE/OUTSIDE TRAILER 

When: September 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Moravian College, PPHAC 101

How Much: Free    

Created by filmmaker Nandini Sikand, associate professor of film and media studies at Lafayette College, Inside/Outside (2019, 94 minutes) is a feature-length documentary film about women and mass incarceration in the United States as they struggle with the challenges of sexual assault, substance abuse and often, motherhood. Seen through the lens of a predominantly white, county jail in a rapidly gentrifying town in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, this film explores challenges the women face inside and outside jail. Limited programs, rampant sexism, and racism on the inside, and the lack of job opportunities, housing and healthcare on the outside contribute to high rates of recidivism for many women and their families who are caught in a revolving door of poverty and incarceration. As the primary and secondary stories unfold, we hear from a chorus of women who share what it is like to be in Northampton County Jail, and experts and correction workers to help stitch together different aspects of the criminal justice system. Inside/Outside addresses the hard and cold facts of the prison industrial complex experienced through a microcosm of local stories that affect families and communities.

The film has been completed over a seven-year period, with a deep commitment by the filmmaker to work with the subjects of the film beyond the frame, to engage various members of the local community affected by the criminal justice system, and to continue volunteer work as a yoga instructor at Northampton County Jail.

Professor Sikand will be present for questions following the film.

Learn more at https://filmfreeway.com/InsideslashOutside549 and https://sites.lafayette.edu/sikandn/inside-outside/.

Sponsored by Moravian College InFocus: Poverty and Inequality and the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have any questions about the physical access provided, please contact Dr. Hinnefeld  hinnefeldj@moravian.edu prior to your arrival.

In Focus Kick-Off

When: September 27, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

What: Teatr Brama 
Visiting artists from the Polish theatre company Teatr Brama will share work related to Moravian’s InFocus theme of Poverty and Inequality. Members of the company will be artists in residence for three weeks in the Fall. This presentation is an opportunity for the community to experience Teatr Brama’s work and begin a year-long investigation of this important theme.

Where: Moravian College, Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building

How Much: Free


Science, Public Health, and Development in Colombia during the Cold War

When: October 9, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

What: Discussion with Dr. Stefan Pohl Valero 
The History Department with the support of Arts & Lectures invites you to the talk: Science, Public Health, and Development in Colombia during the Cold War by Dr. Stefan Pohl Valero from the Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.

Where: Moravian College, UBC Room, Haupert Union Building

How Much: Free    

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have any questions about the physical access provided, please contact Sandra Aguilar
aguilars@moravian.edu prior to your arrival.

In Focus Conference Spring'20

More info coming soon.