Thursday, September 27, 2018

2018 Tucson Humanities Festival Held Throughout the Month of October

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Starting Oct. 4, the Tucson Humanities Festival will continue throughout the whole month of October. Events will be held all over Tucson including some events at the UA.

From professors, feminists, award-winning authors and many more, the Tucson Humanities Festival will provide a diverse group of guest speakers to present at this years event. The events throughout the month of October will consist of film screenings, readings, and thought-provoking lectures, according to UA News.

With its overarching theme being "secrets", it will pull participants in by forcing themselves to ask questions. Luckily for them, the intuitive events throughout the month will answer and explain the questions attendees may have. Secrets in others lives continue to be assets to their culture, beliefs and relationships. The continuous discussions will provide thoughts and insight to the reasoning behinds people's secret-filled lives.

Between faculty research and expertise on freedom, artistic expression, religion and diplomacy it is intended to create an open dialogue between UA and the Tucson community, according to UA News. The festival is held in honor of National Arts and Humanities month in the form of a local celebration. All events throughout the festival will be free to the public.

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Tucson Humanities Festival Schedule:

Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Indie Games in China: Film screening and discussion
Director Tiexin Liang
Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.

Oct. 5, 3 p.m.
Surprising Vermeer: An Artist in Delft, Delft in the World
Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia
UA Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Rd.

Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
To Speak or Not to Speak: Women, Secrets and Sexual Violence
Martine Delvaux, Université du Québec à Montréal
UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.

Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing
Editors Erica Hunt & Dawn Lundy Martin, and featured poets giovanni singleton and Ruth Ellen Kocher
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Oct. 12, 6 p.m.
Crushin' It: Untold Stories from Hip-Hop's Founding Days
DJ Rockin' Rob & DJ Tony Tone
Cans Deli, 340 N. Fourth Ave.
Tickets are required. Register for free at Eventbrite


Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
Secret Lives: Hidden Identities in Global Popular Culture
Melissa Fitch, UA Spanish and Portuguese
UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.

Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Revisiting the Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
UA Student Union Memorial Center, North Ballroom
Tickets are required for this event. Register for free at Eventbrite

Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Subverting Colonialism: Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe
Andrea McComb Sanchez and Caleb Simmons, UA Religious Studies
UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.

Oct. 26, 10 a.m.
Transparency & Trust: How Open Diplomacy Advances Democracy
Andre Goodfriend, Director, U.S. Office of eDiplomacy
UA Student Union Memorial Center, Sonora Room

Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Spellbound: Film screening and discussion
David Soren, Humanities Seminars Program
The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Free tickets available Oct. 30 at noon at The Loft Cinema. Limit two per person.

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