PubliCalendar: Dr. Naber Talks Arab Feminism

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh May 13, 2015

Photo Courtesy University of Illinois, Chicago

For Today

From the Arab Spring Revolutions to Diaspora Liberation

Have you heard the feminist, anti-imperialist, Arab activist angle yet? Didn't think so.

Here's the a sampling of what that political mouthful concerns. Dr. Nadine Naber will talk about transnational feminism, the U.S. war on terror, and the prison industrial complex. 

Get ready for some nuanced political perspective this evening—Dr. Naber's lecture is sure to hit the second Palestinian Intifada, the 2011 Arab spring, and current Arab American social movements.

UW GWSS Presents: Arab Feminist Activism, Wed, May 13, 7pm, University of Washington Kane Hall Rm 210, 4069 Spokane Ln, Free


For Thursday

American Realism and Soviet Propaganda in Poster Art

This panel strives to answer questions like: Exactly how different is social realism from Socialist realism? The answer may or may not be obvious to you, but if you're intrigued and want to learn how iconography like Rosie the Riveter compares to some of the poster art throughout the former Eastern Bloc, Dr. Izabela Gabrielson will be offering her scholarly viewpoint. And, you'll have the chance to participate in a silent auction of unique Soviet-era posters. 

American Realism and Soviet Propaganda in Poster Art, Thu, May 14, 7:30pm, UW Communications Building Rm 206, 4109 E Stevens Way NE, Free

Advance Notice for May 21

How to Stop Robots from Stealing Jobs
In China, businesses are now making up for the scarcity of workers by designing and installing robots—and according to Martin Ford, a leading expert on the "Robot Revolution," artificial intelligence is coming for us too. 

If you didn't think a robot could ever replace a living, breathing person in the workplace, the development of features like emotional-processing software will probably make you think again. Ford identifies the most at-risk jobs, explains how robot workers could impact the economy on a massive scale, and outlines basic changes to education, health care, and societal infrastructure that could stop the impending robot takeover.

How to Stop Robots from Stealing Jobs
, Thu, May 21, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5


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