[Nwsanet] NWSANEt Calendar 2.28.05
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Mon Feb 28 09:19:15 PST 2005
There are 8 events on this week's NorthWest South Asia Net Calendar. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.
Tsunami relief efforts: the South Asia Center has set up a list of some local organizations engaged in relief efforts for victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Please visit it at http://jsis.artsci.washington.edu/programs/soasia/tsunami%20relief.htm and help out.
Anthropologies of Race and the Crisis of Pluralism in Sri Lanka
by Anne Sheeran, UW Anthropology PhD.
3:30-5:00, Denny Hall 216, UW Campus.
Screening of "Matir Moina"
2:30 PM, Mary Gates Hall 228, UW Campus
The Clay Bird
Director: Tareque Masud
98 minutes. Color.
Set against the backdrop of the turbulent period in the late 1960s leading up to Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan, The Clay Bird tells the story of a family torn apart by religion and war. Anu, a shy young boy from rural East Pakistan (Bangladesh, as it is now known) is sent away by his father Kazi, an orthodox Muslim, to a Madrasah - or Islamic- school. Far from his family and the warmth of his region's Hindu festivities, Anu struggles to adapt to the school's harsh monastic life.
As the political divisions in the country intensify, an increasing split develops between moderate and extremist forces within the Madrasah. Back in the village, these same tensions create a growing divide between the stubborn but confused Kazi and his increasingly independent wife, Ayesha.
Touching upon themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam, The Clay Bird has universal relevance in a crisis-ridden world.
Space still available!
Sports & Games of the World Mosaic
Saturday, March 5, 2005
Sponsored by the Jackson School Outreach Centers.
Mosaics Saturday workshops introduce teachers of elementary and middle school students to new ideas, resources, and activities for teaching about the world beyond our borders. The workshops offer an array of sessions to chose from, handouts, seven free clock hours, and an ethnic lunch. Mosaics are sponsored by the Jackson School Outreach Centers.
So shake off your winter blues and join us for an exciting day guaranteed to challenge both mind and body on Saturday, March 5, 2005 from 8:30 AM-3:30 PM in Thomson Hall on the UW Campus:
Sports & Games of the World!
Sports and games are used the world over to socialize, teach and learn. Did you know that the popular game Chutes & Ladders is originally from India and was used to teach children about good and bad behavior? Of that kickball can be traced back to the Warring States Period of China (480-221 BCE)? Learn about some of the world's most popular sports such as tekraw, cricket and football (the one played using mostly feet); play popular card and board games, as well as playground and neighborhood games.
Learn to Play Cricket
Tunj! A Middle Eastern Card Game
Games of Canada's North
Kabbadi, kho-kho and gilli-DanDa of India
Japanese Children's Games
The first 45 paid registrants will receive a copy of Children's Traditional Games: Games from 137 Countries and Cultures by Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski. Seven free clock hours, an ethnic lunch, and a collection of handouts and lesson plans are included with the registration fee of $45. Please wear comfortable and flexible clothing, appropriate to both indoor and outdoor activity.
For a registration form, please visit:
Evening of Carnatic Violin by Raman Iyer
When: Saturday March 5th, 2005 @ 7:00 pm
Where: East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 32nd Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
Admission General $10.00
Members of Pratidhwani & co-sponsoring organizations $5.00
Artists: Violin: Raman Iyer
Mridangam: M Lakshman
Kanjira: Karthik GopalRatnam
Sadhana School of Arts
Visuality, Virtuality, and Devotional Culture: "Darshan" in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement
Smriti Srinivas, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Davis
Sponsored by the South Asia Center.
KASUR TO KANDAHAR
When Islam Meets Modern World
>From September 2003 to March 2004, BEB C. REYNOL lived among the Pashtuns, Tajiks, Uzbeks and Hazaras people in Afghanistan. Beb was involved with a project created by AINA, a French NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), a project cosponsored by the National Geographic. The goal was to rebuilt the Afghan liberty of expression via photojournalism so that the Afghan photojournalists can record and report conditions in Afghanistan today to the rest of the world.
Beb will present a slide show journaling his six months in Afghanistan with a great deal of portraiture and depictions of their daily life as it exist following the American invasion. As Beb described it: "the true face of Afghanistan today, the people of Afghanistan at work and at playstruggling to reconstruct their country and their culture."
This show is scheduled for Thursday evening, March 10 at 8PM at the Odd Fellows Hall Building, also know as the Freehold. The Crow room, 1529 10th Ave, on Capitol Hill$5 donation requested.
Wednesday, March 16
Middle East and South Asia Centers Present:
Social Narcotics: Betel [in India] and Qat [in Yemen]
Mathew Schmalz, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross
Robert Burrowes, Lecturer, Middle East Center and Political Science, UW
This is part of a lecture-dinner series addressing current international issues: we offer the latest insights from top university scholar, convenient early evening programs and buffet dinners featuring catered international cuisine.
Sponsored by the Outreach Centers in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Global Business Center in the School of Business Administration, University of Washington, Seattle.
Cost is $25, and includes dinner, wine and clock hours at no extra charge.
For more information, call 206-221-6374, email canada at u.washington.edu, or go to:
Colloquia Series in Comparative Religion 2004-05
Religion and Democratic Culture: Problems and Possibilities for Peace
Prof. Christopher Queen, Harvard University, "Engaged Buddhism and Global Violence: Points of Contact," 3:30 - 5 p.m. Thomson Hall 317, UW Campus.
For more information, contact the Comparative Religion Program at 206-543-4835.
Associate Director & Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Jackson School
Box 353650, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206)543-4800; Fax(206)685-0668
South Asia Center on the Web:
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