Mindfulness Series - Spring 2012
We show films during the school year, usually about once per month. We try to pick good, thought-provoking films that provide thoughtful perspective on important questions, problems, people and events. After each film, we have a brief discussion. Everyone is welcome, and convo credit is usually offered. All "Mindfulness" events take place in the Board of Trustees Room (Walker BOT) on the first floor of the Robson Library.
Tuesday, March 27th, 7 PM - El Norte
Arturo Arias will present a Walton Arts & Ideas series talk on Thursday of this week, and Robson library is pleased to show the film El Norte, which he co-wrote, in anticipation of his visit. Sometimes described as America's first independent epic, El Norte follows a pair of refugees from Guatemala as they flee persecution and poverty, heading north to the U.S. by way of Mexico. Although the film is a dramatic work of fiction, the issues dealt with are very real; frequently, we can learn valuable lessons about our shared humanity through the medium of fiction, and this is one such instance. Please join us!
Monday, January 16th, 6 PM - Citizen King
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr., and what is his legacy? The PBS American Experience film Citizen King explores the activism and intellectual development of this American icon, and provides a deep, subtly wrought corrective to more superficial treatments of Dr. King's impact.