Overdoing Democracy: The Problem of Political Polarization

Overdoing Democracy: The Problem of Political Polarization Dr. Robert B. Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University March 2, 2021 ¦ 3:30PM-5:00PM ¦  Via Zoom Register for Link Here (Free): https://utexas.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SQ-RSWG1ThycKmdlJsosbA Democracy is such an important social good that it seems natural to think that more is always better. However, we also recognize that it’s possible to have too much ...

Filmmaker Conversation with Shaka King (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)

Join the Department of Radio-Television-Film and Moody College's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a conversation with Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ya'Ke Smith, and award-winning film director, Shaka King. King's latest project Judas and The Black Messiah chronicles the FBI's aggressive infiltration of Chicago's Black Panther Party which ultimately led to the assassination ...

The Legacy of the L.A. Rebellion: A Conversation with Filmmakers Charles Burnett & Haile Gerima

In the 1970s, a group of talented African-American filmmakers from UCLA created the first sustained alternative cinema that focused on the realities of Black America. The movement became known as the L.A. Rebellion, Radio-Television-Film faculty Miguel Alvarez and Adrien Sebro, in partnership with the Moody College Honors Program and Moody's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will host a special virtual ...

Filmmaker Conversation with Merawi Gerima (‘Residue”)

Nominated for 2021 John Cassevetes Independent Spirit Award and recognized as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film (Film Independent Magazine), filmmaker Merawi Gerima will join RTF Assistant Professor Iliana Sosa’s 366K Intro to Narrative Production class for a talk about his experiences since film school. Gerima’s first feature, Residue, was picked up by Ava DuVernay’s company, Array, after winning the Audience Award at Slamdance 2020, and ...

Steve Ballmer: State of the Union in Numbers

Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and USAFacts founder, will discuss the 2021 State of the Union in Numbers report, a digital resource to give Americans a data driven overview of the nation across many different barometers. Moderator: Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement & External Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs.

RTF Annual Gender & Sexuality Lecture with Fatimah Tobing Romy: “Resisting Visual Biopolitics: The Story of Annah la Javanaise”

The UT Department of Radio-Television-Film presents the 2021 RTF Annual Gender & Sexuality Lecture— a screening and talk with Fatimah Tobing Rony: “Resisting Visual Biopolitics: The Story of Annah la Javanaise” Register to attend webinar: https://bit.ly/3ccdIwG Through the story of Annah la Javanaise, a trafficked 13-year-old girl who was found wandering the streets of Paris in 1893 and who became ...

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