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  • Movie: Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba)

    September 23, 2016, 6.30 pm, IU Cinema A collaboration between Soviet Mosfilm and the newly established Cuban revolutionary government, Soy Cuba (1964) is among the most unique yet little-known films of the 20th century. Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov (The Cranes are Flying), the film is an alloy of poetry and visual passion, an aching love letter to revolutionary hopes as much as to the art of cinema itself. Soy Cuba braids together a tale of the revolution, arcing from Batista-era woes to open rebellion through a symphony of scenes, vignettes, poems, and breathtaking visual passages that all but reinvent the language of cinema. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. (35mm Presentation)
  • Candles, Holocaust Museum & Education Center: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing

    September 24, 2016, 6.30pm Dr. James Waller is the Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College (NH), home to the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, one of the nation's oldest Holocaust resource centers. He is a widely recognized scholar and lecturer in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies and has also worked extensively on programs related to intergroup relations and prejudice. His latest book is titled "Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide.
  • Social Identity and the Making of the "Other" Educators Workshop (all grade levels)

    September 24, 2016, 9am-1pm This interactive workshop, designed for all grade-level educators, will explore the role that identity plays in how we relate to others. While group-based identity can be a source of understanding, it can also lead to social divisions and conflict. Workshop participants will deal first hand with curricular methods and pedagogies to raise issues of how social identities are acquired, the making of the "other," and the need for more inclusive understanding of defining "we" and "they." Participants will contextualize discussions of identity by examining issues related to Native American sports mascots.
  • Polish Movie: Life Feels Good (Chce się żyć, dir. Maciej Pieprzyca, 2013)

    September 26, 2016, 7 pm, Indiana University Cinema
  • Theodora Dragostinova: Cooperation and Good will: Culture and Regional Cooperation in the Cold War

    September 27, 2016, 11.15 am, Georgian Room, IMU Professor Dragostionova's work focuses on minorities and refugees in the Balkans, comparative nationalism and communism, the global Cold War, and comparative European migration.
  • Kamil Szafraniec, University of Giessen, Germany “Reshaping Culture in Translation: On Slavic Vulgarities”

    September 29, 2016, 6-7.30 pm, GISB 0001
  • Candles, Holocaust Museum & Education Center, The Mozes Family Heritage Tour

    October 1-9, 2016, The next CANDLES excursion is coming up quickly. The museum is taking a group of 45 participants to Romania and Hungary on October 1-9, 2016. The group will trace some of Eva's footsteps during her childhood in Romania and her return after the war, as well as visit memorials and museums surrounding the topic of the Holocaust.
  • Business and Peace: Roles in Peace-Making and Peace-Building

    October 3, 2016, 8.30-3pm, This one-day workshop will deepen understanding around the role that business can place in peace-making, peace-building, and peace-keeping. The ability for business – Entrepreneurs and SMEs through Multinationals – to act as a stabilizing and peace building force in the world has been changing and leading to exciting research and action. Representatives from business, government, academics, and NGOs will come together to examine this topic in a public discussion which will serve as a starting point for our larger conversation on how business should be engaging in the world’s pursuit of peace.>
  • Webinar: What is a "global professional?" Preparing Culturally and Linguistically Competent U.S. Graduates for the Global Economy.

    October 6, 2016, 4pm.This webinar will provide foreign language teachers and administrators with powerful rationales for studying abroad in the target language, by focusing on the skill sets that global businesses, government, and our own increasingly diverse society are requiring from those they are hiring in 2016 and in the future.
  • Global Service and Peace Corps Prep, Workshop and Advising Session

    October 21-22, 2016. IU’s symposium, the first in the country devoted entirely to this major new figure, examines Krzhizhanovsky’s ascendance from early Soviet obscurity to contemporary world literature with special attention to his theoretical essays.
  • The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts: Visiting Folk Artists Series--Jan Boettcher (rosemaler) and Carol Powers (pysanky artist)

    October 27, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Demonstrations), 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Narrative Stage), 2:30 to 4 p.m. (Demonstrations) Jan Boettcher practices rosemaling, a type of traditional decorative painting. Her desire to connect with her Norwegian ancestry led her to learn the art from her aunt Dorothy. Carol Powers learned the Ukrainian art of pysanky from her aunt. Using a wax-resist method, Powers draws a pattern onto an egg and then dyes it.
  • An Evening with Russian Author Dina Rubina

    October 28, 2016, 7pm. Park Tudor School, 7200 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • GradGrants SSRC IDRF Proposal Development Bootcamp

    November 1, 2016. The bootcamp, run as an online course through Canvas and thus accessible to IU Ph.D. students both in and outside of Bloomington, is organized into a series of lessons and assignments that break up the proposal into manageable weekly work. By the end of week 5, you will draft a complete proposal with regular feedback from GGC consultants. In weeks 6 through 8 of the course, you will further edit your proposal through in-person consultations and a workshop with GGC staff, as well as a one-on-one meeting with an IU faculty reviewer from a discipline other than your own.
  • The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington and Stages Bloomington

    November 10-13, 2016. Children's opera "Brundibar" originally performed 55 times by the children incarcerated in Terezin, a Nazi concentracion camp. Times and tickets avaliable at
  • Auschwitz Summer 2017, Walk in the Steps of a Holocaust Survivor

    Excursion A: June 24-July 2, 2017, Excursion B: July 2-10, 2017 Education Center for a history making event as we expand our ability to offer the experience of traveling with a Holocaust survivor from one summer trip to two. We will travel to Krakow and tour Auschwitz-Birkenau. We will be led by our founder, Eva Mozes Kor, who was liberated from Auschwitz as a child. Eva is pictured at left front in her liberation photo from 1945. We will fly from Chicago to Krakow and stay at a 5-star property while in Krakow. While in Poland we will visit various historical sites, tour Auschwitz- Birkenau with Eva, tour the beautiful city of Krakow, and visit the historic salt mines. Please fill out the official registration packet and return it with your nonrefundable deposit of $500.00. Final payment is due March 17, 2017.

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Ongoing Events

  • Rosinka Program in Russian Language and Culture

    September 9 - December 9, 2016,5-6pm, Campus View Apartments (800 North Union Street, Bloomington) Since its establishment in 2009, the Rosinka Program in Russian Language and Culture has provided more than 70 Bloomington-area children with weekly instruction in Russian language and culture. In 2016-17, Rosinka will offer classes for children of elementary school age (5-11) who are being raised in Russian-speaking households (so-called heritage speakers.

  • Language Tables
    • Hungarian Language Coffee Hour

      Wednesdays, 6pm at Pour House (314 Kirkwood Ave)
    • Russian Table

      Fridays, 5pm at Bear's Place (1316 E 3rd St)
    • Ukrainian Conversation Hour

      Fridays, 6pm at The Runcible Spoon (412 E 6th St)
    • Romanian Conversation Hour

      Wednesdays, 7.30pm at The Runcible Spoon (412 E 6th St)
    • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Tabel

      Tuesdays, 7pm at the IMU Starbuck