January – April 2015
Robert James Sabuda is a leading children’s pop-up book artist and paper engineer. His recent books, such as those describing the stories of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, have been well received and critically acclaimed. Sabuda has also been awarded the Meggendorfer Prize three times, an award instituted by the Movable Book Society of America in honor of German illustrator Lothar Meggendorfer.
Participants in this Rice Creek Story Hour event will learn about nature through the amazingly creative & beautiful book Winter’s Tale, by Robert Sabuda. Part of SUNY’s partnership with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes national initiative, Story Hour is designed for elementary-aged children, though all are welcome. An adult must accompany children. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups.
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Bolivia is a 2001 Argentine and Dutch drama film, based on a Romina Lafranchini story. Bolivia tells the story of Freddy, a Bolivian with a gentle disposition, who, after Americans burn down the coca fields where he is employed, loses his job. With little work opportunities in Bolivia, he leaves his wife and three daughters and travels to Argentina to search for employment as an undocumented worker, hoping to make money and later return to his family. In the seedy Villa Crespo café, where he lands a job as a grill cook, he meets the characters who affect his life.
This screening of the PBS documentary Slavery By Another Name, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning-book by Douglas Blackmon, is part of SUNY Oswego’s observance of Black History Month and precedes Mr. Blackmon’s talk on February 12th.
Free, including parking in the employee and commuter lots behind Hart and Funnelle residence hall. See Parking 312-3214
As part of SUNY Oswego’s observance of Black History Month, Douglas Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, talks about his searing examination of how institutionalized oppression of African Americans persisted far into the 20th century.
Free, including parking in the employee and commuter lots behind Hart and Funnelle residence halls. 312-3214. See Parking.
Participants learn about nature through the book Stranger in the Woods by Carl Sams and Jean Stoick. Wildlife photographers capture the curious moments of wildlife in the woods as they came upon a snowman.
This program is part of SUNY’s partnership with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes national initiative and is designed for elementary-aged children, though all are welcome.
An adult must accompany children. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. Free. 312-6677
SUNY Oswego alumni, Vincent Intondi discusses his book African Americans Against the Bomb. His book contends that many in the black community viewed nuclear weapons through the lens of race, openly questioning the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and the threats to use nuclear weapons in Korea in the 1950s and in Vietnam a decade later.
There will be a book signing at the end of the talk.
Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — See Parking – 312-2170.
Selena, a 1997 American biographical musical drama starring Jennifer Lopez, tells the story of the life and career of the late Tajano music star, Selena, a recording artist well known in the Mexican-American and Hispanic communities of the United States and Mexico, whose life was tragically ended when she was murdered by the president of her fan club at the age of 23.
Charlotte Taylor is an experimental animator, teaching Film/Video in the rural mountains of Western North Carolina. Her research ranges from digital animation and handmade film to optical toys, and she is particularly interested in alternative forms of production and presentation.
This 1987 American biographical film, written and directed by Luis Valdez and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, follows the life and career of Chicano rock and roll star Ritchie Valens until his tragic death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959, which also took the life of Buddy Holly, an American musician, singer-songwriter and pioneer of rock and roll. That night came to be known as “The Day the Music Died”.
Plata Quemada (Burnt Money), set in Argentina in 1965, follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of Argentinian crime history. It is based on Ricardo Piglia’s 1997 Planeta prize-winning novel of the same name, which was inspired by the true story of a notorious 1965 bank robbery in Buenos Aires.