Williamstown: Crossing Borders conference to begin Oct. 12

Wednesday October 10, 2012

Williams College will host a conference examining the crossing, breaching, questioning, and transgressing of various borders on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13.

Kai Green ‘07 will open the Crossing Borders conference with the keynote address, "Tranifesting a New World Order," at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall.

Green is a filmmaker and a spoken word poet who examines through film and poetry questions of gendered and racialized violence.

Student-faculty panel discussions will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Griffin Hall, Rooms 6 and 7. All conference events are free and open to the public.

Panel presentations from 10 a.m. to noon include "Countering Immigration Crises with Moral Panics" and "Questioning, Countering, Reconfiguring Boundaries."

Panel presentations between 1 and 3 p.m. include "Alternative Ways of Living (and Dying): A Cross-Cultural Study" and "Erecting and Dissolving Borders."

The final panel presentation, "Media Crosstalk: Crossing Borders Creatively," will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3.

The conference will conclude with a reception in Griffin, room 3.


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