ALS 500 & 600 ELL #6 (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 SIXTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.


The Myth of American Decline

The Havens Center Visiting Speakers Program presents Sam Gindin, who will give the first of two talks under the theme "Politics with Sober Senses: Conditions for Labor Renewal"  followed by a Q&A session. Sponsored by the Havens Center and the Center for Global Studies.
Date: Tuesday, April 14   4-6 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

“Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter” - special evening talk

Evening talk by Steven Rinella- outdoorsman, award-winning author, and host of the hit TV show “MeatEater,” as well as the top-rated “MeatEater” podcast. Steven has spoken to a wide range of audiences about his life as a modern-day hunter-gatherer. With humor and irreverence, he discusses the hunting lifestyle, wild game, the ethics of hunting, and the spiritual need for wilderness. His talks are punctuated with stories of amazing and sometimes absurd adventures.  Website:
Date: Tuesday, April 14  5:30 p.m.
Location: Hector DeLuca Forum , Discovery Building

The Weight of History (El peso de la historia) - Artist talk by Reynier Leyva Novo

Cuban conceptual artist Reynier Leyva Novo's work explores different sensorial experiences, so as to create through the senses a strong affective connection to history. Novo's work was featured in the 2011 Venice Biennale. Novo is a participating artist in the exhibition Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today held at the Chazen Museum of Arts (March 6-June 21).
Date: Tuesday, April 14  5:30 p.m.

Impressions on a Trip to Eastern Cuba

The Madison - Camagüey Sister City Association convened a study trip to Eastern Cuba on October/November 2014. Alberto will share pictures and reflections of the trip. He will be joined by Jon Heinrich from The Madison - Camagüey Sister City Association. Sponsored by LACIS and UNA-USA Dane County.
Date: Tuesday, April 14  7-8:30 p.m.
Location:  Madison Public Library, Room 301

CREECA Lecture Series:  "Help-Seeking and Barriers of Domestic Violence Survivors in Kyrgyzstan: A Grounded Theory Study"

This talk explores the experiences of women with gender-based violence in Kyrgyzstan, their coping mechanisms, and barriers to help-seeking, using methods of qualitative research and grounded theory development. Several reports of international organizations have emphasized the scope of domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan, yet no study has attempted to examine the meaning of domestic violence from the perspective of the survivors.
Date: Thursday, April 16  4 p.m.
Location:  206 Ingraham Hall

Branding Climate: How Americans Can Build the Political Will to Solve Climate Change

Solving climate change requires a significant price on carbon dioxide emissions. For twenty years, efforts by environmentalists to pass such legislation have failed. Environmentalists have been out-marketed by the “Carbon-Right” every time. Our speaker will explain why this is so, and will develop a new climate brand strategy designed to drive the political will to pass a very aggressive carbon tax, adapting theories and methods from the “dark arts” of marketing that progressives usually shun.
Date: Thursday, April 16  4:15-5:15 p.m.
Location:  Plenary Room (1310), Grainger Hall

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Race, Poverty & the Model Minority Myth

A 30-minute video documentary of Lao youth in San Diego, CA, followed by a discussion.
Date: Thursday, April 16  6-7:30 p.m.
Location:  MSC Lounge, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)

WUD Film Presents: Foxcatcher (2014)

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont's TEAM FOXCATCHER to train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to tragedy.
Date:  Friday, April 17  6-8:15 p.m.
Location:  The Marquee, second floor, Union South

Disability Awareness Week:  Handicap This! Performance

Handicap This! Productions will be performing a comedy act about stereotypes and inclusion within the Disability Community. This event hopes to break any stereotypes that exist against individuals with disabilities and give people new perspectives. If you need any accommodations for this event to make it more accessible, please contact with your request and they will be happy to assist you!
Date: Friday, April 17   8:30 p.m.
Location:  Mills Hall, Mosse Humanities Building


Based on Cheryl Strayed's bestselling book, WILD, which documents her solo 1,000 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, WILD is the story of one young woman forging ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and heals her after a personal loss.  Website:
Date: Friday, April 17  9-11 p.m.
Location:   The Marquee, second floor, Union South

Ecological Restoration Work Party: Arboretum Grady Tract

Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice.
Date:  Saturday, April 18  9 a.m.-noon
Location:  Grady Tract parking lot (SE corner Seminole Hwy & W Beltline Frontage Rd), UW-Madison Arboretum

Arboretum Walk "For Love of the Earth"

This week marks Earth Day and John Muir’s birthday. Eighty years ago today, the first lilacs were planted at the Arboretum. Join the naturalist to search for signs of spring and renewal.
Date:  Sunday, April 19   1-2:30 p.m.
Location:  Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

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