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'Scarcity' and the Tourist Gaze: Poverty and Inequality from Zanzibar to the Oregon Coast Dr. Akbar Keshodkar Associate Professor of Anthropology, Moravian College Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 - 8:30pm  HUB Snyder Room   The InFocus Seminar: Justice and Health

'Scarcity' and the Tourist Gaze: Poverty and Inequality from Zanzibar to the Oregon Coast Dr. Akbar Keshodkar
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Moravian College

Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 - 8:30pm  HUB Snyder Room  
The InFocus Seminar: Justice and Health

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Sonia Aziz, Azizs@moravian.edu  at least one week prior to the event.

In Focus Conference Spring'20

For More Information Please click this link. 


Previous Events

"​​Wednesday, November 6, 2019  6:30 pm  Moravian College, Bahnsen Center/Saal  60 West Locust Street I Bethlehem, PA 18018  "Las Madres de Berks" documentary shares the testimonials of four mothers  that were detained for two years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania.  Talkback with Angela Ortiz and a representative from Shut Down Berks Coalition. Presented by lnFocus Seminar on Interrelation between Inequality, Climate Change Denial, and Migration.  Sponsored in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Screening presented in partnership with Shut Down Berks Coalition and made possible with support  by The Fleischner Family Fund of the Philadelphis Foundation and The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. "

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities in its programs and activities. 
If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Carol Moeller at moel/erc@moravian.edu at least one week prior to the event. 

 

Telemedicine Program for Specialty Training of Doctors in Less-Resourced Countries 

When: October 23, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

What: Thomas Cattabiani is a senior lecturer at Stevens Institute of Technology will be discussing the innovations of medical accessibility by using a telemedicine program.

Where: Moravian College, Collier Hall of Science 202 (Mellon Lecture Hall)

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 Michael Bertucci bertuccim@moravian.edu prior to your arrival.

Wed, October 16th, 2019

"PRIVILEGE AT PLAY: Class, Race, Gender, and Golf in Mexico" by Dr. Hugo Ceron-Anaya

When: 5 - 6:30 PM

Where: PPHAC ROOM 302

Dr. Hugo Ceron-Anaya is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lehigh University. His work focuses on social inequalities and privilege, examining how the notion of whiteness (within a Latin American context), perceptions of masculinity, and class dynamics impact the behavior of affluent people. He is particularly interested in the wide array of ordinary and everyday practices that reproduce privilege.

Dr. Ceron-Anaya's book Privilege at Play: Class, Race, Gender, and Golf in Mexico uses an intersectional perspective to examine inequalities, social hierarchies, and privilege in contemporary Mexico.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Global Religions at 610-861-1417 at least one week prior to the event.

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 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.

 


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.

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.