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 THIRD Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.
1) “Our Declaration: In Defense of Equality”
Danielle S. Allen is a MacArthur Award-winning classicist and political theorist who examines issues of contemporary citizenship and argues for the importance of connecting people across racial, socioeconomic, educational and religious divides. Her recent book, Our Declaration, is an incisive re-reading of the Declaration of Independence that restores equality to its rightful place alongside freedom as a foundational principle of democratic governance.
Date: Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30pm
Location: Memorial Union, Shannon Hall
2) “The Problem of Hurricanes and Climate”
Lecture by MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel, leading researcher on hurricanes and climate. Emanuel has been on the front-line of research linking changes in hurricanes with global warming. Time magazine named Emanuel one of the 100 most influential people in 2006 after Emanuel’s work on Atlantic hurricane trends gained widespread prominence when it was published within weeks of the devastation of hurricane Katrina. The talk will describe what is known, where there is still disagreement and present new ideas about hurricane-climate interactions, including possible feedbacks of hurricanes on the climate system itself.
Date: Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm
Location: DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI
3) WUD Film: “It Happened Here”
“It Happened Here” is a documentary film that follows five female college students as they recount their sexual assault experiences and take action against their respective schools. As the film reveals each survivor’s journey, we see the tragic impact sexual assault can have on individuals, family members, school authorities and universities. “It Happened Here” gives faces to the stories that have been making headlines for years, and encourages viewers to be more than a bystander and create change on their college campuses. After the film, join us for a panel discussion about how UW- Madison supports survivors of sexual assault through its reporting and counseling services.
Date: Wednesday, March 25 from 7-8:20pm
Location: Union South, The Marquee, 1308 West Dayton Street
4) “Religion, Migration & Feminist Theory: Muslim Feminisms & Women’s Diasporic Writing”
UW Center for Research on Gender & Women lecture by Susan Friedman.
Date: Thursday, March 26 at 3:30pm
Location: Sterling Hall, Room 3401
5) “Food Chains” Film @Monona Terrace
This film looks at farm labor in the US. This is a free film screening, open to the public. There is an panel discussion afterwards.
Date: Thursday, March 26 at 6pm
Location: Monona Terrace, Lecture Hall, 4th Floor
6) Believe to Achieve
Discover your unique strengths, cultivate positive emotions and build resiliency to achieve your dreams, knowing that you can achieve what you believe is possible. In this experiential workshop, you will learn mindfulness strategies to build a sense of well-being and empowerment while releasing limiting beliefs and self-defeating behaviors. To learn more, please visit Dream Bank’s upcoming events page.
Date: Thursday, March 26th, 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Dream Bank, 1 N Pinckney Street (very close to WESLI)
7) Madison Storytellers: Pet Stories
Listen to the Madison Storytellers club share stories about their pets. There will be a stage, an open mic, stories, no slides. Each storyteller can talk for 10 minutes at most. Storytellers can read or use notes if they wish, but most will speak without notes. Free and open to the public.
Friday, March 27 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin Street Madison
8) Story Slam!
Listen to stories by members of the Madison community at the hip coffee bar: Johnson Public House.
Date: Friday, March 27th from 7-10 PM
Location: Johnson Public House (908 E Johnson St)
9) English Conversation Time
English Conversation Time every Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Free rides are now available from Eagle Heights (Brown Shelter) at 5:15 pm and Memorial Library at 5:30 and 5:45 pm. We also provide free childcare. Volunteers will help you practice English according to your level, or by interest (pronunciation, writing, proofreading of your paper, essay review, homework, general discussion, etc).
Date: Friday, March 27 at 6pm
Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 East Gorham Street
10) Harlem Renaissance Museum Grand Opening
Come to the Grand Opening of a new Museum in Madison! Featuring the art exhibit “Harlem in the Heartland,” as well as music, speakers & readings. Free and open to the public. The grand opening event will include a lecture, jazz performance and reception. The evening will begin with a lecture on prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920s. More info here.
Date: Saturday, March 28 at 7 pm
Location: 1444 E. Washington Ave.