Transatlantic Conversations: Dramaturgy as Public Humanities

Transatlantic Conversations, hosted by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance was a collaborative class and devised theatre project that looked at the ways people of Africa, the African Diaspora and the west engage with each other.

(Distributed January 25, 2016)

The [Umbrella] Revolution Will Not Be Televised: The Power of Viral Videos and Alternative Filmmaking

Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Nightingale-Brown House

 An evening of short films focused on the topic of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement. The program will highlight several short films produced by the spectrum of accomplished and amateur documentarians, and provide a window into the Umbrella Movement’s unparalleled demonstrations. A facilitated discussion of the films led by visiting international scholar Oscar Ho - Professor of Cultural Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong - will follow.

Umbrella Movement Exhibits: Multi-site Reception with Visiting Scholar Oscar Ho, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm

> Multiple locations: see description for details

Join student curators and visiting international scholars for an exploration of the paired Umbrella Movement exhibits: "Artful Protest: Creative Expression and the Umbrella Movement" and "Umbrella Movement: Youth in Activism".

The evening begins at 4:00 PM at the Granoff  Center where student curators will reflect on the experience of traveling to Hong Kong to meet with students, artist, and activists.


Artful Protest: Creative Expression and the Umbrella Movement

Friday, April 29, 2016 - Saturday, May 14, 2016

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

The 2014 Hong Kong demonstrations, now known as the Umbrella Movement inspired a community of makers. Using art as protest, participants worked across various media, including photography, installation, text, performance, film, and illustration. Artful Protest: Creative Expression and the Umbrella Movement brings together photography and mixed media to highlight the commonalities of social justice movements across generations and around the globe.

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