FYE Film Series
“Lives Worth Living
4 p.m., QCA Loft
4 p.m., QCA Loft
“Best Kept Secret”
4 p.m., QCA Loft
SGA Film Series
“Matthew Shepard Was A Friend of Mine”
8 p.m., QCA Loft
“VICE Special Report: Fixing the System”
8 p.m., QCA Loft
Department of English Program
“How to Survive a Plague”
5-8 p.m., Walsh Auditorium
IDEAL = Inclusion, Diginity, Equity, Action and Love
IDEAL is a series of forums, discussions and movies planned at St. Bonaventure University to spark open dialogue among faculty, staff, students and area community members to learn about the differences among us. The Civil Dialogue Series brings together different points of view about contemporary topics and engages in meaningful discussions. Continue the conversation in a safe and open environment at Café IDEAL with SBU faculty members Dr. Anne-Claire Fisher and Dr. Danette Brickman.
All events are free and open to the public.
“Lives Worth Living" film sponsored by FYE
September 8, 4 p.m., QCA Loft
People with disabilities are one of the largest minorities in the United States. But for most of American history, they occupied a sub-class of millions without access to everyday things most citizens take for granted. “Lives Worth Living” traces the development of consciousness of pioneers who realized that in order to change the world they needed to work together. Through demonstrations and inside legislative battles, the disability rights community secured equal civil rights for all people with disabilities.
“Matthew Shepard Was A Friend of Mine” film sponsored by SGA
September 14, 8-10 p.m., QCA Loft
On Oct. 6, 1998, college student Matthew Shepard became the victim of one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history when he was brutally beaten and left chained to a fence to die, all because he was gay.
Res Life Civil Dialogue: Are We Too P.C.?
September 19, 4 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts Loft
Café IDEAL: Are We Too P.C.?September 20, 6 p.m., Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs (Reilly Center Room 208)
The Impact of Special Olympics
September 22, 6:30 p.m., Athletics Hall of Fame Room, Reilly Center
Neal Johnson, a member of SBU's Class of 1973 and CEO of Special Olympics New York, Inc., will discuss the impact of Special Olympics. Johnson’s involvement with Special Olympics began in 1975 when he was asked to help establish the program in his hometown, the Bronx. Since then he has served SONY at all levels and in all aspects of the organization. After serving as vice chair of the SONY board, Johnson was named president and CEO in 1997. Under his leadership, SONY has become the largest Special Olympics program in North America and the sixth-largest in the world, serving 65,000 athletes and involving 35,000 volunteers.
ABR Keynote Address
September 26, 7 p.m., Richter Center
All Bonaventure Reads keynote address by Dan Barry, ’80, author of the 2016-17 ABR book “The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland.” Barry explores why this small heartland town remained all but blind to the men’s plight, details how those responsible for such profound neglect justified their actions, and chronicles the lasting impact of a dramatic court case that spurred advocates — as well as President Obama – to push for just pay and improved working conditions for people with disabilities.
"Islam in America & Geo-politics" by Dr. John Esposito
October 5, 7 p.m., Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room, Doyle Hall
John L. Esposito is a professor of religion & international affairs and of Islamic studies at Georgetown University and founding director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, also at Georgetown. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and other agencies, European and Asian governments, corporations, universities, and the media worldwide. His more than 45 books and 100 articles have been translated into 35 languages. The program is being presented by the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University and is made possible by the generous contributions of Dr. Adil and Mrs. Jehan Al-Humadi and the Islamic Society of the Southern Tier.
Res Life Civil Dialogue: A Conversation About Privilege
October 6, 4 p.m., QCA Loft
“VICE Special Report: Fixing the System” film sponsored by SGA
October 19, 8-10 p.m., QCA Loft
HBO’s “VICE” takes an in-depth look at the pervasive impacts of America’s approach to crime and punishment, chronicling the many interlocking pieces of the sprawling system, from prisoners and their families to the judiciary and community reformers.
“Understanding & Combating Structural Inequality” led by Dr. Ben Gross, assistant professor of sociology
October 21, 2:30 p.m., Walsh Auditorium
Disability Awareness Training
October 23, 4 p.m., Swan Business Center Room 209
This training presents disability awareness as a form of diversity training and will discuss proper language, etiquette and interaction skills, and inclusive initiatives for individuals with disabilities.
Res Life Civil Dialogue: Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter
October 25, 4 p.m., QCA Loft
Café IDEAL: Black Lives Matter/All Lives Matter
October 26, 4 p.m., Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs (RC 208)
“Food Chains” film sponsored by FYE
November 1, 4 p.m., QCA Loft
In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.
“The Color of Sex: A Student Discussion on Race and Sexuality” sponsored by SGA
November 9, 8-9:30 p.m., QCA Loft
Thinking & Talking about Intersectionality led by Dr. Ben Gross, assistant professor of sociology
November 11, 2:30 p.m., Walsh Auditorium
“Best Kept Secret” film sponsored by FYE
November 14, 4 p.m., QCA Loft
A Newark, N.J., teacher struggles to prepare her students with autism to survive in the brutal world that awaits them once they graduate. This Peabody Award-winning film documents the lives of a group of inner-city, underprivileged young men with autism as they prepare to graduate from the public school system.
Res Life Civil Dialogue: The Controversies and Complexities of St. Junipero Serra
November 16, 4 p.m., QCA Loft
Café IDEAL: The Controversies and Complexities of St. Junipero Serra
November 29, 4 p.m., Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs (RC 208)
"Islam in America & Geo-politics"
Dr. John Esposito
October 5, 7 p.m.
Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room, Doyle Hall
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