April 11, 2016 at 9:14 pm

CLJC Recommends International Week Events

OHIO’s International Week is a festive annual celebration of worldwide cultures that features many must-see events packed throughout a week’s time.

International Week is April 10-16, 2016.

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture highly encourages attending the following events.09-CambodianSon_Still44-350x197

On Tuesday at 5:00pm there will be a showing of “Cambodian Son” at the Athena Cinema.

This film documents the incredible life of Kosal Khiev, a man deported from the U.S. due to a felony conviction.

Khiev is deported back to Cambodia, where he “represent(s) the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.”

The documentary deals heavily with a person of primary focus who doesn’t feel he belongs anywhere.

Director Masahiro Sugano will answer questions after the screening.

“Cambodian Son is an important American story. It’s about our immigration policy. It’s about the legacy of our involvement in southeast Asia. It’s about who we have become as a nation. And it’s about the power of art to transform life,” said Robert Stewart, director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and advisor to the Global Leadership Center.

You can read more about the film Cambodia Sun on the OHIO Compass.

On Thursday at 4pm there will be a screening and discussion of “The Light in Her Eyes” in Tupper Hall room 107.

The documentary is about a Qur’anic school  founded for Muslim girls.

girls-looking-up-at-teacher-small-150x150Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus 30 years ago.

Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is under way—women are claiming space within the mosque.

Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, The Light in Her Eyes offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.

On Thursday at 5pm in Walter Rotunda, there will be a panel to discuss how teachers and faculty who use foreign languages can increase diversity and inclusion and promote global understanding.

The panel will be led by Dr. John Mugane, Professor of the Practice of Language at Harvard University.

It will focus on Less Commonly Taught Languages, or LCTLs.

Professor Arthur Hughes, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, will chair the panel.

The panel will include the following OHIO faculty:

  • Chris Thompson, Linguistics
  • Ghirmai Negash, English
  • Matt Layton, Political Science
  • Loren Lybarger, Classics and World Religions
  • Betsy Partyka, Modern Languages
  • Bill Owens, Classics and World Relgions
  • Fon Paladroi, Asian Language Coordinator CIS

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