ALS 500 & 600 ELL #6 (Spring 1)

Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the SIXTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) Growing Up Black" talk by Dr. Richard Harris

Richard Harris, Ph.D., a community civil rights activist, reflects on the past seven decades of history and issues that still exists today, including the economic disenfranchisement of the Madison’s Black community and discrimination in the realms of education and employment.

When: Tuesday, February 17 at 8 p.m.
Location: Chadbourne Residential College, Main Lounge


2) Africa at Noon

UW African Studies lecture series, "Restructuring Youth's 'Bright Futures' in Malawi: Families, Land, & Schools 30 Years into the AIDS Epidemic," by Associate Professor Nancy Kendall. Bring your lunch and enjoy com­pli­men­tary tea, and cof­fee from Madison's local roaster Just Cof­fee.  For more information:  608-262-2380 or

When: Wednesday February 18th at Noon
Location: Ingraham Hall (1155 Observatory Drive) Room 206

3) The Science of Play: Video Games as a Sticky Medium for Public Engagement in Science

Lecture by Constance Steinkueler & Kurt Squire about the role of video games in teaching people about science.  Sponsored by the UW Center for Complexity & Collective Computation.  For more information, call 608-316-4676 or visit

When: Wednesday, February 18th @ 7:00pm
Location: DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

4) Imagining India Film Series: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

When: Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm
Location: Room 206,  Ingraham Hall (1155 Observatory Drive)

5) "The Linguists" (2008) presented by WUD Film & the UW Language Institute

David and Greg are "The Linguists," who document languages on the verge of extinction. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, their resolve is tested by institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest.

When: Thursday, February 19 from 6pm-7:05pm
Location: The Marquee, second floor, Union South

6) Black History Month Keynote Speech
Creating Community in an Hour of Chaos: Progress in the Age of Obama

Professor, author and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill offers a critical analysis of the current social and political moment. By identifying key issues, challenges, controversies, and trends that have emerged or lingered during the "Obama era," Hill moves beyond mere critique, he also provides concrete solutions, as well as sites of hope and possibility for healing our national, local and university communities and sustaining the progress of the Freedom Struggle.

When: Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m.
Location2nd Floor, Gordon Dining and Event Center

7) "Americans at War: Experiencing World War One"
Lecture by author Jennifer Keene

World War I meant separation, combat and loss for millions around the globe. American soldiers were among those on the front-lines who experienced the war's unrelenting violence. Tragedy defined one aspect of the soldier's wartime experience, but so did enthusiasm, fear, camaraderie, hatred and patriotism. Some soldiers saw an opportunity for adventure and travel; others a chance to advance political causes. The war's end meant difficult, sometimes violent, homecomings. Were these men permanently brutalized by their war years? Within a few years' time World War I veterans answered this question by forging a new form of non-violent political protest: collective direct action in pursuit of economic and racial social justice. For more info visit

When: Thursday, February 19th from 7pm-8pm
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street

8) Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party

Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. All experience levels are welcome!  Just dress warm and wear comfortable clothes so that you can help outside.  This is a great opportunity for volunteer experience! Work parties are cancelled if there is precipitation, or temperature is below 10 degrees F. For more information: call 608-265-5214 or email

When: Saturday, February 21st from 9am-Noon
Location: Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot (SE corner of Seminole Hwy and Beltline frontage road), at the UW-Madison Arboretum

9) ART•SPIN:  Bookmaking and Madison Youth Choir

The Chazen Museum will host ART•SPIN - an afternoon featuring music and performances along with hands-on activities for all ages.  There's a Bookmaking and calligraphy activity with artist Jackie Hefty. Stop by the museum and spend a little time exploring techniques used to create your own book. Calligraphy demonstrations and activities will also be available. All ages welcome. At 1 p.m. there is a performance by Madison Youth Choir.  For more information, visit:

When: Saturday, February 21 from 12:00-3pm
Location: Chazen Museum of Art, Mead Witter Lobby

10) Earth Partnership for Families:  Stories and Games from the Past

Drop in for stories and games first created by people who lived on this land long ago. Join a naturalist-led hike from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This is a free program for the public at the UW Arboretum. For more info, visit: or contact 608-263-7888,

DateSunday, February 22 from 12:30-3:30pm.
Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

11) Winter Festival of Poetry

Part of the 2015 Wisconsin Festival of Poetry Series.  Come listen to poetry readings by Brent Christianson, Gay Davidson-Zielske, Lori Lipsky, Donna Carnes, Gillian Nevers, Richard Roe.  The theme is "Under an Ultraviolet Light."  For more information, call: 608-242-7340, email: or visit

When: Sunday, February 22 @ 2:00pm
Location: The Fountain (bar & restaurant), 122 State Street


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