We’ve got two new speaker videos up on our website: Dave Montgomery giving the keynote address at the No Till on the Plains conference in January, and Socheata Poeuv addressing Texas Tech University in April. Enjoy!
News & Updates
Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, spoke recently at the Sacred Heart School in Roslindale, MA about his experiences in the civil rights movement and his role in the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, AR in 1957. Check out a nice report on his visit by Wicked Local Roslindale: http://www.wickedlocal.com/roslindale/news/x1884768534/One-of-the-Little-Rock-Nine-inspires-students-at-Roslindale-school#axzz2UEt90vvJ
Filmmaker and activist Socheata Poeuv’s recent visit to Texas Tech University, hosted by the Vietnam Center and Archive has been written up in the Daily Toreador: http://www.dailytoreador.com/lavida/article_68d614e4-ae2b-11e2-913b-001a4bcf6878.html
Video from the event is coming soon!
Socheata Poeuv, the founder of Khmer Legacies and director of the documentary “New Year Baby,” shares her story of survival and talks about her inspirations for her work during the Guest Lecture Series on Thursday in the Museum of Texas Tech. Read the Daily Toreador article: Museum of Texas Tech continues celebration of Asian heritage month.
Eli Kimaro‘s moving documentary about culture and gender violence, A Lot Like You, has won the Jason D Mak Award for Social Justice at the 2013 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon: “Set mostly in Tanzania, the discoveries that Kimaro makes about her past are gripping, touching on everything from achieving the American dream to a cultural tendency to sweep shocking violence under the rug.” Congrats, Eli!
We’re excited to announce Astronomer and science educator Phil Plait‘s latest space talk – this one is all about Mars and the Curiosity rover:
Where has our Curiosity Taken Us?
Humans have been curious about the Universe since we were capable of looking up. But we’ve only been able to travel to and explore other worlds for a few decades. In that time we’ve learned a lot, but there’s so much left to discover… which is why we send rovers to Mars. These mobile labs are extensions of our eyes and hands, testing the Red Planet’s surface to see what it’s like and what it once was… and whether it could have ever supported life. In this talk, you’ll find out just where our Curiosity has taken us.
Check out this nice write up and video about astronomer Phil Plait‘s recent visit to the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, UT: http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/Astronomer-Phil-Plait-Speaks-at-Planetarium/S9lay-_CdkWcTlIwsNE85Q.cspx