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 FOURTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.
1) “What is NORMAL?” Film & Discussion
“What is NORMAL?” profiles five Madisonians with disabilities who grew up in state institutions. The film contrasts the barren environment at the institutions to the rich engagement in community life which the five now experience. All of them bring the viewer into their daily lives and show the diversity and productivity they have found in work, relationships and artistic expression. Following the film, join us for a discussion with producer Mary Jo Oathout and some of the stars of the film. Brought to you by Options in Community Living. View the trailer here.
2) Documentary Viewing @WESLI
Because this week is “Spring Break” for the UW-Madison university students, there are not many lectures or events happening around town. Therefore, we have organized some documentary viewing sessions here at WESLI for the extensive listening opportunities. The documentaries will be shown on Wednesday and Thursday, at 1pm and 3pm.
Oceanographer and eco-activist Sylvia Earle’s urgent mission to expose the dire condition of Earth’s oceans is captured in this documentary directed by Fisher Stevens, Academy Award-winning producer and Academy Award nominee Bob Nixon. Earle explains that the condition of our oceans, rapidly dying due to pollution, over-fishing, and acidification, is an ecological catastrophe soon to have a devastating impact on all life on Earth.
Date: Wednesday 1pm & 3pm
Location: WESLI, room 103
In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. Here, an embattled team of park rangers that includes an ex-child soldier and a Belgian prince, risk their lives to protect this UNESCO World Heritage Site from armed rebels, poachers, and even corporations trying to wrest control of Congo’s rich natural resources. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Date: Thursday 1pm & 3pm
Location: WESLI, room 103
4) Poetry Open Mic
Poetry Open Mic is a reoccurring event at The Bubbler in the Central Public Library. All are welcome. No experience required. There is a mini workshop at 6:30pm followed by an poetry open mic session at 7:00pm. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Location: The Bubbler, Central Library
5) Broom Street Theater presents: “10 Dollar House”
6) Forensic Science: Investigating Mysteries
Saturday Science at Discovery presents this free interactive event! Learn how forensic scientists gather evidence to uncover events that happened in the past, compare healthy and diseased human organs, analyze fingerprints and shoe prints, investigate a mystery, extract your own DNA and more.
Date: Saturday April 4 10am-Noon
Location: Town Center, Discovery Building
7) What is Easter? Party with IFC
To find out more about Easter, you are invited to join the International Friendship Center (IFC) and several other international ministry groups to our event, “What is Easter?” We will being with a light dinner of various soups, cheese, crackers, bread, vegetables, and fruit, then watch a movie called, “Magadalena: Released from Shame” (a special telling of the story of Jesus). After the movie we will serve dessert and have time for discussion or questions. We will show the movie in English with subtitles and in another room we will show it in Mandarin. If you plan to go, let Judy Tang know by emailing her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday, April 5th at 5:00pm
Location: IFC (corner of State and Lake Streets, inside the glass doors of the “University Bookstore” at the top of the stairs)
8) “Hearing the Dead: Children, Death, and Adjacent Worlds”
How do children learn death? And how are the dead present to children? What might children teach us about the ways in which life is made and remade? I explore these questions as they emerged in a complex of conditions – urban poverty, police occupation, and neighborhood feuds – in a low-income neighborhood in Santiago, Chile. Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Clara Han, Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins U.
Date: Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Location: Room 8417, Sewell Social Sciences