ALS 500 & 600 ELL #5 (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 FIFTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.


An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive writers in America. With rich emotional depth and a sonar sense of how pop culture, politics, and history shape discussions of diversity, Coates is "the young James Joyce of the hip hop generation."  His 2014 Atlantic cover story on slavery and race, "The Case for Reparations," is one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory. His Atlantic blog has been named by Time as one of the 25 Best in the World. Currently working on his first novel, Coates has published a critically-hailed memoir, The Beautiful Struggle. This lecture is co-sponsored with the UW Center for the Humanities and is free and open to the public. More info here.

DATE: Tuesday, April 9 from 7:30-9pm
LOCATION: Memorial Union, Shannon Hall


Wisconsin Film Festival

The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts. Founded in 1999, the Festival presents over 150 films in eight theaters in eight days, April 9-16. You can select a film that is in ENGLISH by searching the guide on the WI Film Fest website.


"Alive Inside"

"Alive Inside," an award-winning documentary about music therapy for people with dementia. There will be refreshments and small group discussions following the film, led by the Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) at the School of Nursing, the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Pharmacy, Social Work and Music, and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute. Students can donate an iPod at the event, for music therapy programs in Wisconsin nursing homes. Register here.

DATE: Wednesday, April 8th at 4pm
LOCATION: Auditorium, Signe Skott Cooper Hall


Amazing Science: Research in Ice Cream & Candy

Wednesday Nite @ The Lab!  Maya Warren and Amy DeJong, graduate students in food science and the winners in December of The Amazing Race, give us a taste of their research in ice cream and in candy. They'll also describe how their experiences as The Sweet Scientists are inspiring their work to change how people view scientists and to inspire girls to consider careers in science.

DATE: Wednesday, April 8th at 7pm
LOCATION: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building


Global Performance Showcase

Food, Fashion, Music, Dance, and more! Come join MATC Truax Campus for their 6th annual Global Performance Showcase.  This event highlights the cultural diversity of Madison College students, faculty, staff and community members share their cultural backgrounds with oral presentations, music, dance, fashion and other cultural displays.

DATE: Thursday, April 9th from 11am-2pm
LOCATION: Madison College Truax Campus, Student Lounge - room C1423

The Jihad of Meaning: Islam’s Struggle with Islamic Extremism

Stories about radical Islamists fill the news. Focusing on their violence and their claims of recovering the “true” Islam misses a larger point: symptoms of a bigger jihad (struggle) within Islam over ijtihad (the qualified religious reasoning of a legal problem or development). Historically, how have Muslims dealt with internal differences over external challenges? Prof. Michael Chamberlain (UW History); Prof. Asifa Quraishi-Landes (UW Law); Imam Hamza Maqbul, Muslim Assoc. of Greater Rockford. Free lecture. Website here.

DATE: Thursday, April 9th  7pm
LOCATION: Concerto Room, Gordon Dining and Event Center


Afternoon Conversation Series

Afternoon Conversation Series is a semi-facilitated dialogue experience for those interested in global issues or meeting people from all over the world. We explore new topics every week! FREE tea, coffee and baked goods are provided for participants on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

DATE: Friday, April 10th from 2pm-4pm
LOCATION: Union South, Prairie Fire


Yoni Ki Baat

Yoni Ki Baat is a set of monologue performances in which womyn of color share their experiences on race, class, gender and sexuality through spoken word, theater and dance. Free performance.

DATES: Thursday, April 9th at 7:30-9:30pm
Friday April 10th at 7:30-9:30pm

LOCATION: Fredric March Play Circle, Memorial Union


WESLI Volunteer Day @ UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Signup at WESLI's Front Desk.  Our small group will go to help care for the Preserve. Learn about native ecosystems, meet new people, get exercise, and enjoy the outdoors! Training and tools provided. Dress for outdoor work. Event will be canceled in case of rain.

DATE: Saturday, April 11th from 9am-Noon

LOCATION: Meet outside WESLI for a ride! Signup for details.
Or go to the Picnic Point parking lot 129 (2004 University Bay Drive). On the 80 bus route.

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