Theo Gonzalves, associate professor of American studies, will moderate a conversation with Oscar-nominated director John Sayles on Thursday, October 20. The conversation will follow a screening of Sayles’ film, “Amigo,” which is presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program in honor of Filipino American History Month. “Amigo” provides an optic on the easily forgotten history of the Philippine-American War, a short lived but brutal war that claimed the lives of about 4,000 Americans and between 200,000 to 600,000 Filipinos. The screening and discussion will take place on Thursday, October 20, at 6 p.m., at the National Museum of the… Continue Reading Theo Gonzalves, American Studies, to Moderate Discussion
On Tuesday, October 11, at 1 p.m., Kimberly Moffitt, assistant professor of American studies, will be a featured guest on WYPR’s “Midday with Dan Rodricks.” She will discuss Baltimore in film. The segment can be heard on 88.1 FM or streamed live here.
A screening and discussion of the film “A Community of Gardeners” at the Creative Alliance, Wednesday, September 14, will feature alumnus Katie Dix ’10, American studies and political science, now with the Parks and People Foundation. The film explores the history of community gardening across the US. In addition to Dix, the discussion panel will include community gardeners and advocates from the Duncan Street Miracle Garden, Sandtown Gardens, Baltimore Green Space and Baltimore City Farms. As an AmeriCorps VISTA at Parks and People, Dix is supporting the development of the Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN).