Guilford College News in Brief

Quaker House presents “This Evil Thing”

On Friday, March 16, in Sternberger Auditorium the Quaker House presented the one-man show, “This Evil Thing,” written and performed by playwright and actor Michael Mears. The show focuses on the ways in which conscientious objectors across the globe were treated by authorities during World War I. In the show, Mears plays a variety of different characters. The performance was produced in conjunction with the department of theatre studies. The event featured a question-and-answer session following the performance.

 

Guilford hosts Statewide Amnesty Meeting

Amnesty International chapters from across the state met at Guilford for the Statewide Amnesty Meeting on Saturday, March 17. The main goals of the conference were to discuss plans to make North Carolina a more inclusive and human-rights-focused state during 2018. The conference also focused on refugees and resettlement. This year, the Guilford chapter of Amnesty International, which was founded in 2016, is focusing on issues including immigrant and refugee rights, gun violence and death penalty cases.

 

Faculty perform at recital

The Guilford music department provided attendees with an afternoon of music at the Music Faculty Recital on Sunday, March 18. The event featured performances from Part-Time Lecturer for Music Carmen Eby on clarinet, Associate Professor of Music Drew Hays on saxophone, Professor of Music Tim Lindeman on piano, Associate Professor of Music Kami Rowan on guitar and Part-Time Lecturer of Music Rebecca Willie on violin. Some of the pieces played by faculty members were composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, César Franck and Gerald Finzi.

 

Guilford presents first film of festival

On Monday, March 19, Guilford presented the French film “May Allah Bless France!” which tells the story of a young French rapper named Abd Al Malik from the suburbs of Strasbourg. The film is part of the “Perspectives on France: A Tournées Film Festival,” organized by Associate Professor For Foreign Languages and Early College Liaison Maria Bobroff and co-sponsored by the department of foreign languages, the Multicultural Education Department, the Muslim Student Association and the women’s, gender and sexuality studies department.

 

Guilford faculty host discussion about 1968

50 years ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed into law, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the U.S. was in the midst of the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon became president. On Wednesday, March 21, Guilford hosted a discussion about the year 1968 and its similarities to 2018. Guilford faculty discussed both domestic and international events that occurred in 1968 and offered their opinions on the significance of the year.

 

Ada Limón presents her poetry at Guilford

Guilford’s Sherwood Anderson Creative Writing Program hosted poet and 2015 National Book Award finalist Ada Limón at a poetry reading in the Guilford College Art Gallery on Wednesday, March 21. Limón is the author of four books of poetry including “Bright Dead Things,” “Sharks in the Rivers,” “This Big Fake World” and “Lucky Wreck.” Limón will be publishing a fifth book of poetry entitled, “The Carrying,” later this year. In addition to her reading, Limón also led a community poetry workshop on March 21.

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