Common Read Happenings Nov. 12-13

This year’s Common Read selection is “Born a Crime,” a best-selling novel by comedian and television host Trevor Noah about his childhood growing up in South Africa.

Tuesday, November 12th

Walk in My Shoes – Join us for an interactive cultural competency training presented by Cheryl DeVonish, NCC’s Chief Executive Officer. The training is intended to help students develop attitudes, behaviors, and practices that will enable them to interact and work effectively with other students from different cultural backgrounds. Time: 8:45 – 9:45am.  Place: Center for Multicultural Affairs (E215)

Apartheid Panel; A Discussion of Perspective Co-sponsored by NCC Honors Program. NCC Professor D. Lincoln, Yale Professor D. Magaziner and other participants of South African descent will discuss “Born a Crime from personal and professional perspective of South Africa. Time: 10:00am – 11:20 am Place: David L. Levinson, Ph.D. Performing Arts Community Theater.

Theater Improv in the Afternoon! Try out your acting skills or just have fun watching acting games and stand-up comedies, complemented by a performance by the NCC Choir. Time: 11:45 – 12:45pm Place: David L. Levinson, Ph.D. Performing Arts Community Theater

“Born” to Trivia -Teams of four compete for rounds of trivia about “Born a Crime.: Open registration begins at 1pm in the West Campus Cafeteria. Gift card prizes! Time: 1:15 – 2:15pm Place: West Campus Cafeteria

 

Wednesday, November 13th

South African Cultural Fair– Co-sponsored by Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.  We invite you to come experience the people and culture of South Africa. A variety of booths, posters, and music will transport you to the world that shaped Trevor Noah. Time: 10:15am – 12:15pm Place: East Atrium

Walk in My Shoes Encore -This training is intended to help students develop attitudes, behaviors, and practices that will enable them to interact and work effectively with other students from different cultural backgrounds. Time: 1:15 – 2:15pm Place: Center for Multicultural Affairs (E215)

Skin (2008)- This film portrays the struggles of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa. 7 to 9 p.m  in Gen Re Forum.