Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the FIRST Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.
1) “The Chlorine Blues: An Eyewitness Report from an Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone”
Free public lecture sponsored by the United Nations Association of Dane County. Marc Rosenthal, a Madison nurse with many years of experience working with national and international solidarity organizations will give us an intimate look at probably the greatest healthcare crisis our planet has faced in our lifetime. Marc will talk about his experience working in an Ebola Treatment Unit in Port Loko, Sierra Leone in December 2014 and January 2015. What did a day look like? What happened to the survivors? What efforts are being made to train local healthcare workers and strengthen local health systems? Looking beyond this crisis, how can we prevent this from happening again? Marc will also discuss the long-term vision of Partners In Health, the group that sent him, to improve health care in West Africa.
DATE: Tuesday, March 10 at 7 pm
LOCATION: Edgewood College: in the Predolin Humanities Center, Anderson Auditorium
2) We Can’t Breathe: Making Black Lives Matter in the 21st Century
The Havens Center Visiting Speakers Program presents Brittney Cooper, who will give a talk under the theme “Racial Justice and the Pleasures of Resistance: Toward New Theory, Genealogies, and Methods.” Free and open to the public. For more information, look here.
DATE: Wednesday, March 11 from 4-6pm
LOCATION: L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
3) “Evolving Human Communication Through Cooperation”
4) Line Breaks Festival
Thursday, March 12 from 6:30pm – 8:45pm
Friday, March 13 from 6:30pm – 8:45pm
Monday, March 16 from 7:30-10pm : the HipHop Musical Showcase performance!
5) WUD Film Presents: Selma (2014)
Friday, March 13 from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Saturday, March 14 from 8:30 – 10:30pm
6) Poetry Out Loud – State Finals Competition
Annual competition by 10 high school regional champions, held at the Chazen Museum of Art, with emcee Jim Fleming. Readings by judges Andrea Musher, Fabu, George Tzougros, Colleen Madden. Free. For more information: www.poetryoutloud.org
DATE: Saturday, March 14, starting at 12:30pm
LOCATION: Chazen Museum of Art
7) Arboretum Walk: Looking for the Green