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Meet the Authors & Bookfaire

Meet great authors, discuss books with other bibliophiles and enjoy lunch on stage. This event is a fundraising event for the Friends of the Shannon Center, the official support group of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. The proceeds are used to maintain the premises, fund outreach programs for the community and local schools, and support the performing arts at Whittier College.

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Inside Latin Jazz: Latin Jazz 102

Latin Jazz 102
Jazz With No Prerequisites
Instructor: Danilo Lozano

Free and open to the public

Lavender Graduation

For the first time, Whittier College will hold a Lavender Graduate Celebration to recognize our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) students and allies. This is event is being planned by the Cultural Center, Dean of Students Office, and TOBGLAD. Please contact Luz Galbreath if you have questions or plan to participate, at 562.907.4962.

Film Screening: Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets

Hosted by: Tessa Farmer

A portrait of the lives of street kids living in Casablanca's abandoned lots, Ali Zaoua is the leader of a small group of outcast street children whose death inspires the others to give him a proper burial. 

Film Screening: City of Life

Hosted by: Anne Cong-Huyen

City of Life is an urban drama that tracks the various intersections of a multi-ethnic cast, examining how random interactions and their consequences can irrevocably impact another's life. 

Middle East Film Series: An Evening With Filmakers

Ashkan Soltani hosts Sonia Chaidez for the screening of her documentary Syria: Between Iraq and a Hard Place. Sonia will discuss the role of women in the Middle East and what she observed while filming on location in Iraq and Syria. 

Screening: Five Broken Cameras

Hosted by: Irfana Hashmi

​Five separate cameras tell the story of one Palestinian family's evolution over five years, through the arrest and death of protesters against the Israel West Bank barrier, the youngest child's development as he observes the events unfolding around him, and the everyday challenges of non-violent protest in Occupied Palestine.

 

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