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Friday, October 28th

Time Event Title
5:00 pm

25th Anniversary of the Women and Society Conference

MU3201 - Fusco Recital Hall
"Calculations of the Right to Belong in Post WWII Britain: Brown Babies & The Fiction of Racial Logics"

Hazel V. Carby is the Charles C. And Dorathea S. Dilley professor of African American studies and professor of American studies at Yale. A graduate of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, U.K.

Carby is a pioneer in black feminism and one of the world's leading scholars on race, gender, and African-American issues. Her first book, "Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist" was immediately influential, offering one of the earliest and most comprehensive studies of black female writers.

In her lecture, she will argue that, in order to reckon with the birth of black babies in Britain, calculations were deployed that contested their right to belong and invented estimations of how their existence would devalue British nationality and diminish the worth of those around them. During and after WWII, on both sides of the Atlantic, there was a moral panic about how many "brown babies" had been born to British mothers. The calculus of numbers dominated both antagonistic and sympathetic responses to the presence of these new black citizens.
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Lights of India - Diwali Celebration

The Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Indian Graduate Students in collaboration with the Office of Academic Technology & eLearning will be hosting the annual observance of Diwali. Join them as they celebrate the Indian culture through prayer, song, music and Indian fashion and food.
8:00 pm

Marist Theater Program and MCCTA Present "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Nelly Goletti Theatre
The Marist Theatre Program and Marist College Club of Theatre Arts (MCCTA) present the Shakespearean comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as its fall main stage production.

The show will run from October 27, 28, 29 at 8 p.m. and October 30 at 2 p.m. in the Nelly Goletti Theatre. For ticket reservations, please visit https://boxofficemccta.yapsody.com/ and email boxofficemccta@gmail with any questions.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a comedy filled with lovers, fairies, and fantasy. As lovers Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena leave Athens and enter the forest, confusion and misadventure occur at the hands of Puck and the fairies. Ending with a wedding of all weddings and a play within a play, Shakespeare's wit, poetry, and creativity are paramount in this romantic tale.

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