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Mimouna & Eid: Honoring Two Faiths blas225

The University of Kentucky Program in Jewish Studies and the Program in Arabic and Islamic Studies
invite all to an exchange of faith, food, and culture! The programs will jointly screen the film Tinghir —Jerusalem (2013) and a free Middle Eastern meal will be provided for all attendees. The event will include academic discussions on how these faiths intersect and how the cultural experiences shared among them impact communities around the world.

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Dickey Hall 109 (Lounge)
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2023 Luckens Prize Winner Eric Eisner presents "Jewish Rights on Middle Ground: Race and the Religious Test in Antebellum Maryland" blas225

2023 Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture winner Eric Eisner (Yale University) presents his award-winning essay, "Jewish Rights on Middle Ground: Race and the Religious Test in Antebellum Maryland."

The presentation will take place via Zoom. Please click the following link to register for this special event!

https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FR8l4qeLRB64l-R36LiDnw#/registration

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Biography:
Eric Eisner is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. He has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPhil in American history from the University of Cambridge. His work has appeared in Southern Jewish History and the Journal of Religious History.

About the talk:
The 1826 Maryland Jew Bill allowed Jewish men to hold political office and positions of public trust. Historians have previously situated the Jew Bill in the politics of Maryland and as part of the religious and legal history of the United States, but they have not considered the importance of race. Maryland, a slave state that also possessed the nation’s largest free Black population, was the country’s “middle ground,” and the state’s racial politics form a necessary context to understand Jewish rights and the redefinition of citizenship in Maryland and the United States.

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Zoom - https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FR8l4qeLRB64l-R36LiDnw#/registration
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Disturbing The Peace With Poetry: Julia Johnson

There is word on the page and then there is word given breath. This past April, students and faculty from the University of Kentucky brought words to life thanks to a 12-hour open air poetry reading. The event, organized by English professor and published author Julia Johnson, was held outside of the Student Center welcoming anyone and everyone to come read their favorite poems aloud.

Japanese documentaries addressing earthquake recovery

The UK Japan studies program, with the help of  the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville, will screen two documentaries addressing recovery efforts in Japan after the 3.11 earthquake (see below).  Please join us and encourage your students to come.

●“Fukushima Hula Girls” (100 min, 2011) *In Japanese with English subtitles
This documentary tells the story of the famous hula dancers from the popular resort, Spa Resort Hawaiians, located in the area affected by the March 11, 2011 disasters. The resort was forced to close but the dancers embark on a nation-wide tour to build support for the Fukushima tourist destination as everyone works to rebuild the facility for their grand reopening. The documentary is narrated by the 2006 film Hula Girls actress Aoi Yu and follows the lives of the dancers, many of whom are from the affected areas.
http://ganbappe.j-cqn.co.jp/
http://jfdb.jp/en/title/2926

●"Reborn from the Debris, Fishing Town, Ofunato-City, Iwate Prefecture" (30 min, 2011) **English narration with English subtitles
Bright news was brought to one disaster stricken area, Ofunato-City, Iwate Prefecture, one month after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. More than 150 kg of fish caught by local fishermen were sold out instantly through the Internet. This was the earliest signs of reconstruction in Iwate Prefecture whose fishing industry suffered extensive damage. The documentary focuses on activities of local fishermen who began to move quickly toward the revival of the fisheries industries.
http://www.nhk-g.co.jp/program/documentary/documentary_wave/003/index.html

 

 

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Whitehall Classroom, Rm. 214
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ROTC Fall Run/Walk with the Dean

 

We invite all Arts and Sciences faculty and staff (family and friends) to join us at 6:30am at Barker Hall for this fun event.  Coffee, hot chocolate, and healthy breakfast options await you at the finish line.  Please see attachment for details.

Please RSVP to  abbie.loynachan@uky.edu by Monday, October 15 if you plan to participate and let me know if you will be a runner or a walker 

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Barker Hall
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