ALS 500 & 600 ELL #1 (Spring 2)

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 FIRST Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) "The Chlorine Blues: An Eyewitness Report from an Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone"

Free public lecture sponsored by the United Nations Association of Dane County. Marc Rosenthal, a Madison nurse with many years of experience working with national and international solidarity organizations will give us an intimate look at probably the greatest healthcare crisis our planet has faced in our lifetime. Marc will talk about his experience working in an Ebola Treatment Unit in Port Loko, Sierra Leone in December 2014 and January 2015. What did a day look like? What happened to the survivors? What efforts are being made to train local healthcare workers and strengthen local health systems? Looking beyond this crisis, how can we prevent this from happening again? Marc will also discuss the long-term vision of Partners In Health, the group that sent him, to improve health care in West Africa.

DATE: Tuesday, March 10 at 7 pm
LOCATION: Edgewood College: in the Predolin Humanities Center, Anderson Auditorium

2) We Can't Breathe: Making Black Lives Matter in the 21st Century

The Havens Center Visiting Speakers Program presents Brittney Cooper, who will give a talk under the theme "Racial Justice and the Pleasures of Resistance: Toward New Theory, Genealogies, and Methods." Free and open to the public. For more information, look here.

DATE: Wednesday, March 11 from 4-6pm
LOCATION: L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building

3) "Evolving Human Communication Through Cooperation"

The Center for Complexity and Collective Computation (C4) at WID presents this Public Lecture Series in Complexity and Computation, with guest speaker Dr. Asif Ghazanfar of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Central to human speech is the ability to take turns, a form of vocal cooperation. It is natural to ask how this foundational pragmatic evolved.  Typically, no primates other than humans are thought to exhibit cooperative vocal communication, the implication being that communication via turn-taking requires a big brain and complex cognitive mechanisms. Contrary to this idea, we hypothesize that vocal turn-taking could have evolved through a voluble and prosocial ancestor... To illustrate, the speaker will present several studies on the vocal exchanges of the marmoset monkey, which shares with humans a cooperative breeding strategy. Visit Website here.
DATE: Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
LOCATION: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.

4) Line Breaks Festival

The 9th annual Line Breaks Festival provides an opportunity to bring the visions of the student artists of the First Wave program to fruition on stage. There are many talented performers who combine music, movement, spoken word, story telling, and more. Each night of the festival features breaks for talkback sessions between each performance. Please see the complete schedule of performances here to see which one interests you most!
Wednesday, March 11 from  6:30pm - 8:45pm
Thursday, March 12 from 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Friday, March 13 from 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Monday, March 16 from 7:30-10pm :  the HipHop Musical Showcase performance!
LOCATION:  Overture Center, in the Promenade Hall

5) WUD Film Presents: Selma (2014)

Ava DuVernay's Best Picture Nominated film tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history with their epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Free movie, but you should arrive 30-60 minutes early to wait in line for seats.
Thursday, March 12 from 9:30 - 11:30pm
Friday, March 13 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 14 from 8:30 - 10:30pm
Sunday, March 15 from 8:30 - 10:30pm
LOCATION:  Union South, The Marquee on second floor

6) Poetry Out Loud - State Finals Competition

Annual competition by 10 high school regional champions, held at the Chazen Museum of Art, with emcee Jim Fleming.  Readings by judges Andrea Musher, Fabu, George Tzougros, Colleen Madden. Free. For more information:

DATE: Saturday, March 14, starting at 12:30pm
LOCATION: Chazen Museum of Art

7) Arboretum Walk: Looking for the Green

Free naturalist-guided hike through the beautiful Arboretum. Could Mother Nature be Irish? She always begins to show some green around this time of year. We’ll search for it!
DATE: Sunday, March 15 from  1pm - 2:30pm
LOCATION: UW-Madison Arboretum, Visitor Center


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