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Justice and Multiculturalism Lecture and Film Series

RafterPhotosmall.jpgNoted criminologist, Nicole Rafter will be giving a presentation “Justice, Gender, and Multicultural Issues” at noon on Thursday, September 20 in the Emerson Community Hall at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany. The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany is located at 405 Washington Ave. (directly across the street from Draper Hall on the downtown campus). This is the first in a series of events as part of the “Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century” project sponsored by the School of Criminal Justice. Professor Rafter is a faculty member in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. She is the author/co-author of numerous books including; The Criminal brain: Understanding Biological Theories of Crime (2008), Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture(2011), Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society (2006), Partial Justice: Women, Prison, and Social Control(1990), all of which are included within the University Libraries’ collections.

Kinyarwanda Postersmall.jpgThe “Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century” project will include additional presentations. A film series, and a Spring Symposium. The first film, “Kinyarwanda”, will be shown Friday, September 28th at 7:30 pm in Page Hall. There will be a public reception at 6:30 pm , and an opportunity to direct questions to the film’s producer, Darren Dean, and leading actress, Hadidja Zaninka, following the showing. The film won the World Cinema Audience Award (Dramatic) at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and concerns the genocide in Rwanda. The University Libraries‘ collections include many books dealing with various aspects of the genocide in Rwanda. A subject search “Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 - Atrocities” in Minerva will result in a list of many titles including; Court of Remorse: Inside the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda(2010), Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda(2010), Intimate Enemy: Images and Voices of the Rwandan Genocide (2006), Eyewitness to a Genocide: the United Nations and Rwanda(2002).

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