New Events Added to 'And Justice for All Series' This Spring

New Events Added to 'And Justice for All Series' This Spring

Jan 22, 2015

Several events have been added to the “And Justice for All Series” as part of this spring’s Arts & Ideas Lineup. All events are free and open to the public.

New events include:

“The Seas are Rising and So Are We”
Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum
The Hokule'a Worldwide Voyage is a 47,000 mile open-ocean journey around the globe to find and grow inspiring efforts to protect our Earth for future generations. As Polynesian voyagers blending tradition and technology to map a new course for the future, they invite people across the world to join in exploring values and practices that can sustain our planet. This event will consist of a talk given by a member of the Hokule'a crew, a slideshow, and a Polynesian dance performance.

“My Heart is a Drunken Compass”
Thursday, February 26, 4:30 p.m., Heineman Ecumenical Center
In his acclaimed debut, The Boy Kings of Texas, Domingo Martinez portrayed his tumultuous life growing up in a tight-knit family that was just getting by on the Texas-Mexico border. The book won wide critical praise and was a Pushcart Prize nominee, a New York Times Best Seller, and a finalist for the National Book Award.

Now, in My Heart is a Drunken Compass, Domingo explores his complicated life after Brownsville, Texas in all its love, need, grief, passion, and darkness. At the center of Domingo’s story are the unendurable loss of his beloved baby brother Derek in an auto accident and his chaotic, primal relationship with a dangerously self-destructive woman whose life is shattered in a ferocious car crash. Despite reaching the very edge, he manages to find his “ninth life,” a state of redemption, insight, and acceptance that demands careful handling because it is a last chance.

Reject Dance Theatre “The Territory Suites”
Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m., DPAC
The Territory Suites marks Reject Dance Theatre's first collaborative evening-length work. The piece explores "territory" from the perspectives of three unique choreographic voices and lenses: Human relationships, gender identity, and animal interactions.

Curlew Theatre Company Performance of Irish Drama
Thursday, April 9. 3:15 to 4:20 p.m., DPAC
Performance of "Play for Voices" by Irish Poet Eamon Grennan.

"Black Lives Still Matter: From Emmett Till to Michael Brown”
Tuesday, April 14. 4:30 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum
Nell Braxton Gibson's commitment to justice began in the 1950s with the murder of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi. Nell was 13 at the time and living only 60 miles away from where Till was lynched. His death is still the defining moment in her commitment to social justice. In her newly published memoir, Too Proud to Bend: Journey of a Civil Rights Foot Soldier, she gives a first-hand account of growing up black in the segregated South and of the injustices that stoked the flames of the Civil Rights Movement and her life-long dedication to justice.

Also, don’t miss the originally scheduled events this spring:

Douglas Starr “Police Interrogation Tactics and the Elicitation of False Confessions”
Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 p.m., DPAC

A Wound Too Deep to Heal? Conversations about the Armenian Genocide at 100
Monday, March 30, 5 to 7 p.m., Alumni Room

Patrick Parenteau “The 29th Day: Ensuring a Livable Planet for Future Generations”
Thursday, April 2, 4:30 p.m., Alumni Room

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.