I already had to skip last weekend’s Black Arts Festival and yesterday’s Pro-War Rally (in which members of the Harvard Anti-War Coalition [winner of student org award for Most Ironic Acronym] dressed as billionaires and shouted slogans like “No Justice, No Problem!” and “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran!”). Now I’m missing out on the (first?) annual Women’s Week at Harvard, plus BGLTSA’s Transcendence: A Trans Issues Week. Damn.
But non-thesis-writers, rejoice! Lots to do, if you’re in the mood:
Tonight at 7pm, WGS professor Robin Bernstein is giving a talk on “The Performance Of Gender” in Hilles, room P13. Professor Bernstein is a terrific lecturer and incredibly briliant (in addition to WGS soph tutorial, which she teaches, I took and loved her course on gender and performance), so this should be good.
Also tonight, from 8-10pm, there’s Women’s Mental Health Across Difference, a discussion panel and interactive health fair.
CGIS South: Room S-020 (in the basement)
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Plus, I’ve been hearing great things about the exhibit, Breaking the Silence: Israeli Soldiers Talk About the Occupied Territories, which “features over 100 photographs and video testimonials, with guided tours by former Israeli soldiers.”
March 1 – March 16
Harvard Hillel, Beren Hall, Second Floor
52 Mt. Auburn Street
Mon – Thurs: 2 pm – 8 pm
Fri: 10 am – 4 pm
Sun: 12 pm – 8 pm
And coming up next week, we’ll have Confronting Empire: Five Years of War in Iraq — A Series of Lectures and Events at Harvard Law School.
I’ll be hiding in my thesis cave ’til Spring Break, but folks who are free should take advantage of all the excitement in the polis. Or, equally important, stay in for some chill, quality face time with friends, and take care of yourself — there’s more to life than meetings, rallies, performances, and panel discussions. ;)