All free unless otherwise noted
Film: “Good Kurds, Bad Kurds.” Award-winning filmmaker and Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Kevin McKiernan presents a screening of his acclaimed film, which delves deeply into U.S. complicity in a human rights disaster in Turkey. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Film: “The Last Mountain.” A spellbinding tour along the frontlines of America's most spirited battle over the environment and the economy set deep in the heart of Appalachian West Virginia. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
Monday 3/26 to Tuesday 3/27
Special Event:Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Conference. A keynote speech by Dr. Vincent Felitti at 7 p.m. Monday in Maxey Auditorium followed by a day of workshops and panels on violence prevention in the community on Tuesday. For more information, click HERE.
Film: “Bringing King to China.” Award-winning filmmaker and Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Kevin McKiernan presents a screening of another acclaimed film, which premiered last year at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Lecture: Maureen Walsh. The state representative and Walla Walla native discusses a range of topics including marriage equality, education and her experience as a woman in politics. 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.
Lecture: The 2012 Hosokawa Journalism Lecture. David Boardman, executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times, discusses “The Promises and Perils of Journalism in the 21st Century.” 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. Read more.
Lecture: “Local Power and Global Struggle: Linking Community-Based Organizing to Global Challenges.” Davis United World College Scholars presents a talk by María Belén Seara ’07. She will speak about how her experience as a UWC student and an international student at Whitman continues to inform her social justice advocacy work today. 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Reading: Poet Martha Collins reads selections from her poetry, including from Blue Front, a book-length poem based on a lynching her father witnessed when he was five years old. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Lecture: “The Psychological Advantages of Conservative Ideology.” Visiting educator Chris Crandall, professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, discusses the psychological impact of political ideology, specifically how three basic tenets of political conservatism can be perceived as “natural” to the human psychological system. 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.
Lecture: Political columnist, author and award-winning blogger Meghan McCain, daughter of Senator John McCain, discusses her personal experiences on the campaign trail and her observations on the future of the Republican Party. 7:30 p.m. in Cordiner Hall.
Wednesday 4/11 to Sunday 4/15
Theatre: HJT presents “The Birthday Party,” Harold Pinter’s chilling comic riff classic, in the Studio Theatre. Tickets available March 30. Call x5180 for prices and information.
VWRS: The Visiting Writers Reading Series presents readings by Srikanth Reddy and Suzanne Buffam of the University of Chicago. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Lecture: “Life as Music in Chinese Philosophy.” Meilin Chinn, a promising young Ph.D. student at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa will discusswhy art/aesthetics was central to early Chinese philosophy and more specifically to the Confucian idea that music is an ethical practice. 6:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
Lecture: “Botanical Exploration in the Unexplored West: New Mexico.” Steve O’Kane, professor of biology at the University of Northern Iowa, delivers this year’s Brode Lecture. A widely recognized plant systematist and expert on the botany of the West, O’Kane will speak about his work and show photography.
Lecture: “What is Comparative Thought?” Author and scholar Jason Wirthis addresses philosophical schools and thinkers in both the Asian and Western traditions, including Zen Buddhism from Japan and Deleuze and Schelling from the Continental tradition. 6:30 p.m. in Olin 157.
Reading: “War, Memory, and Forgiveness.” Author Sorayya Khan reads from her 2003 novel Noor. She is the author of two novels and a recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant who has conducted research in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. 7 p.m. in Olin 130.