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February 2021

A Book Club Won’t Save Us: ‘See No Stranger’

February 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

A Book Club Won't Save Us (ABWSU) offers the Emerson community a four- or five-week series to "study, act, reflect, repeat." The first series of the Spring semester will center…

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MarComm Speaker Series: Women in Business Leadership

February 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
FREE

Rethinking Consumer Engagement: Leading with Empathy, Equity and Integrity The Department of Marketing Communication is pleased to present a free and public four-part Speaker Series exploring a new climate of decency that…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

February 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - February 18, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EST

With searing urgency, Welcome to Chechnya shadows a group of activists who risk unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic. Since 2017,…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Marisol’

February 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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One event on February 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Marisol, by José Rivera, directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo.  With the apocalypse well under way, the angels have traded in their wings for Uzis, and Marisol Perez, a…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Marisol’

February 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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One event on February 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Marisol, by José Rivera, directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo.  With the apocalypse well under way, the angels have traded in their wings for Uzis, and Marisol Perez, a…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Marisol’

February 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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One event on February 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Marisol, by José Rivera, directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo.  With the apocalypse well under way, the angels have traded in their wings for Uzis, and Marisol Perez, a…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Marisol’

February 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on February 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Marisol, by José Rivera, directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo.  With the apocalypse well under way, the angels have traded in their wings for Uzis, and Marisol Perez, a…

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A Book Club Won’t Save Us: ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’

February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

A Book Club Won't Save Us (ABWSU) offers the Emerson community a four- or five-week series to "study, act, reflect, repeat." The second series of the Spring semester will center…

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Shared Stories: Encore Presentations

February 24, 2021 - February 28, 2021
$5 – $25

ArtsEmerson presents Shared Stories, a monthly film series in collaboration with the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF), and the Roxbury International Film Festival…

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MarComm Speaker Series: Reset Buttons — How Today’s Consumers Are Showing Us What Really Matters

February 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
FREE

Rethinking Consumer Engagement: Leading with Empathy, Equity and Integrity The Department of Marketing Communication is pleased to present a free & public four-part Speaker Series exploring a new climate of decency…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Coded Bias’

February 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - February 25, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EST

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people…

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March 2021

WLP Faculty/Alumni Series: Asako Serizawa, MFA ’01

March 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Asako Serizawa was born in Japan and grew up in Singapore, Jakarta, and Tokyo. A graduate of Tufts University, Brown University, and Emerson College, she has received two O. Henry Prizes,…

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In Conversation: Artist Georgie Friedman and Dr. Kerry Emanuel

March 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Join MIT colleagues artist Georgie Friedman and Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel for a conversation at the intersection of science and art. In their virtual conversation, Friedman and Dr. Emanuel will discuss the science of climate change, its effects on extreme weather, and the role of art as a means for environmental awareness. RSVP at https://www.emersoncontemporary.org/.

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A Book Club Won’t Save Us: ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’

March 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

A Book Club Won't Save Us (ABWSU) offers the Emerson community a four- or five-week series to "study, act, reflect, repeat." The second series of the Spring semester will center…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Duty Free’

March 3, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - March 4, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EST

After a 75-year-old mother gets fired from her job, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a…

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In Conversation with Dr. Jenn: Strengthening Relationships During COVID

March 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Accomplished psychotherapist, author, and media personality Dr. Jenn Mann '91 joins her Emerson family for a discussion that marries mental health, building relationships, and strengthening communication during and after the…

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ArtsEmerson: ‘Brimful of Asha’

March 9, 2021 - March 22, 2021
$15 – $100

A real-life mother and son in a true, heartwarming story of family, marriage, and the quest for the perfect bride.

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‘I Won’t Give Up My Shot’: The Ethics of COVID-19 Vaccination

March 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Dr. Dena Davis How can we distribute COVID-19 vaccines equitably in an inequitable society? Should we go by age, occupation, race, zip code? Or should we just throw up our hands and go…

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A Book Club Won’t Save Us: ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’

March 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

A Book Club Won't Save Us (ABWSU) offers the Emerson community a four- or five-week series to "study, act, reflect, repeat." The second series of the Spring semester will center…

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Art+ Tech+: Pierre Friquet

March 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Join artist and immersive interactive designer Pierre Friquet as he discusses virtual reality, narrative design, and traumatology. Via tools of fiction like world-building, and innovation like social VR, Friquet explores…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘The Viewing Booth’

March 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - March 11, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EST

The Viewing Booth recounts a unique encounter between a filmmaker and a viewer — exploring the way meaning is attributed to non-fiction images in today’s day and age. In a…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Everybody’

March 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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One event on March 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Annie G. Levy. In celebrated playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "very meta and saucy adaptation" (TONY) of Everyman, the 15th-century morality play, an…

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WLP Faculty Book Celebration Spring 2021

March 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Free

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director for Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing Kim McLarin (James Baldwin's Another Country: Bookmarked) is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, the memoir Divorce…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Everybody’

March 12, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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One event on March 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Annie G. Levy. In celebrated playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "very meta and saucy adaptation" (TONY) of Everyman, the 15th-century morality play, an…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Everybody’

March 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on March 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Annie G. Levy. In celebrated playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "very meta and saucy adaptation" (TONY) of Everyman, the 15th-century morality play, an…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Everybody’

March 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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One event on March 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Annie G. Levy. In celebrated playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "very meta and saucy adaptation" (TONY) of Everyman, the 15th-century morality play, an…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Everybody’

March 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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One event on March 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Annie G. Levy. In celebrated playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "very meta and saucy adaptation" (TONY) of Everyman, the 15th-century morality play, an…

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A Book Club Won’t Save Us: ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’

March 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

A Book Club Won't Save Us (ABWSU) offers the Emerson community a four- or five-week series to "study, act, reflect, repeat." The second series of the Spring semester will center…

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WLP Reading Series: Linda Hogan

March 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Free
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Linda Hogan, a writer-in-residence for the Chickasaw Nation, is an internationally recognized public reader, speaker, and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. She is a former faculty member at Indian…

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‘Signing Black in America’ Screening & Discussion with Producers

March 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Signing Black in America is the first documentary about Black ASL: the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. Black ASL today…

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Art+ Tech+: Violeta Ayala

March 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join artist, writer, and film director Violeta Ayala as she discusses the making of Prison X: The Devil and The Sun, an immersive Andean mythological "play" staged in virtual reality…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Morgana’

March 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - March 18, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EDT

Morgana is an artistic character portrait of a 50-year-old housewife, who reinvents herself as a sex-positive feminist porn star. After 20 years as a dutiful housewife stuck in a loveless,…

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School of Communication Virtual Internship Fair

March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
FREE

Online Location Instructions Students must sign up for Employer Video Sessions on Handshake, after registering for the fair. Description Connect with a variety of employers representing top employers in communications,…

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Teach-In on Race

March 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - March 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT

This year's theme is The Year of Living Dangerously: Equity, Self-Care, and the Pursuit of Justice, and will feature panels with students, faculty, and special guests, with the goal of…

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Death of the Silver Screen: New Modes of Distribution

March 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

The Emerson College-Paris College of Art Global BFA in Film Art program is hosting Industry Talks, a series featuring top media talent and academic analysts exploring cutting edge art, global…

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Discussion: Free Speech and Insurrection

March 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Affiliated faculty member Meg Mott Known as the Queen of Rights, the First Amendment protects our most basic rights. Thanks to those freedoms, Americans are able to protest, assemble, and…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Crutch’

March 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - March 25, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EDT

Two decades of exclusive access, plus a lifetime of archival footage, depict Bill Shannon from his early years, to his rise as an award-winning dancer and cutting-edge performance artist whose…

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Emerson Stage: ‘An Interior of the Artist Without Her Sister’

March 25, 2021 - March 28, 2021
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One event on March 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on March 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents the NewFest New Play Workshop, An Interior of the Artist Without Her Sister by Masha Obolensky, directed by Melia Bensussen. Emerson Stage presents a workshop production of a…

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WLP Publishing Series: Radhika Jones

March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Radhika Jones is the editor-in-chief of ​Vanity Fair​. Previously, Jones served as editorial director of the Books Department at ​The​​ New York Times​, deputy managing editor of ​Time​, and managing…

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A Space for Grief and Reflection

March 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life as we all knew it, we have all been called upon to practice more resilience and responsibility than usual. The losses…

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Art+ Tech+: Pamela Hersch

March 31, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join experimental video artist and musician Pamela Hersch as she discusses light as a public intervention in urban spaces and her use of the open tool suite TouchDesigner to create…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel’

March 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - April 1, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EDT

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel reveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities. From gatherings of corporate…

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April 2021

Emerson Stage: ‘Going to California’

April 1, 2021 - April 4, 2021
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One event on April 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents this year's NewFest Rod Parker Playwriting Award-winning play, Going to Calfornia, by Sabrina Sexaur, directed by Joe Antoun. The student winner of the 2021 Rod Parker Playwriting Award…

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WLP Scholar Series: Maria Koundoura

April 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Dr. Maria Koundoura, professor in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, is the author of The Greek Idea: The Formation of National and Transnational Identities and Transnational Culture, Transnational Identity: The Politics and…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Going to California’

April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents this year's NewFest Rod Parker Playwriting Award-winning play, Going to Calfornia, by Sabrina Sexaur, directed by Joe Antoun. The student winner of the 2021 Rod Parker Playwriting Award…

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Getting to Know Islam: A Workshop for the Emerson Community

April 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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One event on April 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Do you want to learn more about Islamophobia and how it affects us all? Want to gain insights about how to support Muslim students, staff, and faculty here at Emerson…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Going to California’

April 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents this year's NewFest Rod Parker Playwriting Award-winning play, Going to Calfornia, by Sabrina Sexaur, directed by Joe Antoun. The student winner of the 2021 Rod Parker Playwriting Award…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Going to California’

April 3, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents this year's NewFest Rod Parker Playwriting Award-winning play, Going to Calfornia, by Sabrina Sexaur, directed by Joe Antoun. The student winner of the 2021 Rod Parker Playwriting Award…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Going to California’

April 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents this year's NewFest Rod Parker Playwriting Award-winning play, Going to Calfornia, by Sabrina Sexaur, directed by Joe Antoun. The student winner of the 2021 Rod Parker Playwriting Award…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Her Socialist Smile’

April 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - April 8, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EDT

In his new film, VMA Professor John Gianvito meditates on a particular moment in early 20th-century history: when Helen Keller began speaking out passionately on behalf of progressive causes. Beginning…

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Getting to Know Islam: A Workshop for the Emerson Community

April 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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One event on April 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Do you want to learn more about Islamophobia and how it affects us all? Want to gain insights about how to support Muslim students, staff, and faculty here at Emerson…

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WLP Reading Series: Nalo Hopkinson

April 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Jamaican-Canadian writer Nalo Hopkinson is a top speculative fiction writer, the author of numerous novels and short stories as well as the lead author of The House of Whispers, a…

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ArtsEmerson: ‘The Return of the Dragon’

April 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - April 27, 2021 @ 10:00 pm EDT

A behind the scenes look at art making in a revolution. Dragón, Guillermo Calderón's latest work for the stage, is a story about a group of artists who meet to…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Generation Green New Deal’ Work-in-Progress Screening

April 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - April 15, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EDT

For decades, the American political system has seemed incapable of taking on climate change at the scale necessary to address the growing crisis. In November 2018, the youth-led organization Sunrise…

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Emerson Stage: ‘Spring Awakening’

April 15, 2021 - April 18, 2021
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One event on April 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

$12

Emerson Stage presents Spring Awakening, a virtual production. Book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Diane DiCroce, music…

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WLP Presents: Anthony Cody Special Reading/Q&A

April 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, April 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize, selected by the poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. His debut collection has been honored as a…

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ArtsEmerson Shared Stories Film Series: ‘Eating Up Easter’ and ‘Sky Aelans’

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am - April 25, 2021 @ 10:00 pm EDT

In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern dilemma of their people who risk losing everything to the globalizing effects…

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Annual E3 Pitch Competition

April 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

See this year's E3 (Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship) cohort pitch the ventures they've been working on since September. This year's ventures include mobile apps, e-commerce fashion, a bakery subscription box,…

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May 2021

Emerson Week

May 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Emerson Week is a College-wide, multi-day, online event that encompasses Commencement, Alumni Weekend, and so much more with live and on-demand content.  This weeklong experience is for all members of…

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Honoring Emerson: A Retirement Event for Tom Cooper

May 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

The Spirit of Emerson Committee will host a special Zoom retirement event for Professor Tom Cooper called Honoring Emerson.  Many current and former community leaders will attend.  The event will…

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June 2021

Breaking into the Writers’ Room

June 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

How do you get hired as support staff in a writers’ room? These jobs – writers’ assistant, script coordinator, showrunner’s assistant, and writers’ production assistant – are seldom advertised. In…

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Exclusive Q&A with Disney+ Launchpad Filmmaker Hao Zheng ’15

June 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Disney and Emerson Office of the Arts invite you to a exclusive LIVE event for the community at Emerson College! Join Disney+ Launchpad filmmakers, including Emerson alum Hao Zheng '15 and…

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September 2021

Emerge Series: The ‘What Do You Do?’ Workshop

September 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

If you struggle to answer the question, "What do you do?" you're not alone. What if talking about what you do (or want to do) felt easier, more authentic, and…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘On These Grounds’

September 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - September 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

An explosive video goes viral, showing a white school resource officer in South Carolina pull a Black teenager from her desk and throw her across the floor. An outraged nation…

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WLP Publishing Series: Dorothy Wickenden

September 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Dorothy Wickenden is the author of The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights and the New York Times bestseller Nothing Daunted, and has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996.…

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WLP Reading Series/Writers of Color Event: Matthew Salesses, MFA ’09

September 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Matthew Salesses, MFA '09 is a novelist, scholar, and Korean adoptee who has written and spoken widely about adoption, race, and parenting for many national venues, including NPR’s Code Switch, The…

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FLI Forward: Preparing for Your Career

September 27, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Chat with the Career Development Center about preparing for your career and life beyond Emerson! We'll focus on the journey of building your career communities and amplifying what you bring…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Fruits of Labor’

September 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - September 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Set in an agricultural town on the central coast of California, Fruits of Labor is a coming of age story about an American teenager traversing the seen and unseen forces that keep…

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Where Journalism Can Take You: Investigation and Impact

September 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

For 14 months, a team of Boston Globe reporters investigated the nationwide trend of states’ failures to keep dangerous drivers off the road, resulting in additional, and at times fatal…

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October 2021

Strategic Marketing 4+1 Virtual Event

October 5, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
FREE

Join Emerson Graduate Admission for a virtual 4+1 Strategic Marketing Communication (MA) Information Session. As a 4+1 student, you’ll have the opportunity to receive your discounted master’s degree in just…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’

October 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher uses a noted…

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6th Annual Blanquerna-Emerson Global Summit

October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm EDT

All students and faculty are invited to the virtual 6th Annual Blanquerna-Emerson Global Summit, "Responding to a Disrupted World: New Narratives & Mediated Realities" Within a global pandemic, we live in…

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WLP Scholar Series: Rituparna Mitra on Traumascapes

October 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Rituparna Mitra is assistant professor of Interdisciplinary and Postcolonial Studies in the Marlboro Institute at Emerson College. Her teaching and research interests cover comparative literatures of the Global South, trauma…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘United States vs. Reality Winner’

October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

A state of secrets and a ruthless hunt for whistleblowers – this is the story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock’

October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

A group of indigenous women risk their lives to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which jeopardizes their land, water, and entire way of life. Despite the desecration…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘maɬni: towards the ocean, towards the shore’

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

This film follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier’s wanderings through each of their worlds as they  contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between.  Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, their…

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November 2021

Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Soy Cubana’

November 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Soy Cubana  began as a documentary short which followed a unique Afro-Cuban female a cappella quartet, the Vocal Vidas, in their daily lives and artistic process. Their infectious spirit, precise…

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WLP Scholar Series: Gülşah Taşkın and ‘A Digital Model for Ottoman Textual Studies’

November 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Join Writing, Literature and Publishing for a Scholar Series event, "A Digital Model for Ottoman Textual Studies: The Baki Project," with Gülşah Taşkın, assistant professor in the Department of Turkish Language…

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WLP Reading Series: Aminatta Forna

November 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

  Join us for a Q&A with Aminatta Forna at 6:00 pm ET on Zoom. Moderated by Professor Steve Yarbrough. After a short break, a reading will follow at 8:00…

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WLP Popular Fiction Reading Series: Lana Harper

November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Lana Harper, MA '12 studied psychology and literature at Yale University and law at Boston University. She is a graduate of the Emerson College publishing and writing program and the…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Not Going Quietly’

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST

A rising star in progressive politics and a new father, 32-year-old Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. But after a confrontation with powerful Senator Jeff…

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Digital Marketing and Data Analytics Virtual Open House

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Join Marketing Communication to learn about  the in-demand Digital Marketing and Data Analytics (DMDA) online master's program at Emerson. Hear from: Serei Eng, graduate program director Paula Underhill, admissions counselor…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘No Ordinary Man’

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST

American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-20th century, along with his band The Billy Tipton Trio. After his death in the late…

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December 2021

Bright Lights Film Series: ‘No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics’

December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - December 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST

No Straight Lines tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage, to themes of race, gender, and…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché’

December 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST

Poly Styrene was the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional…

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VR Documentary Showcase: Beyond Mass Incarceration

December 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

In partnership with the Federal Probation Office’s Nurturing Fatherhood Program, students, probation officers, formerly incarcerated fathers, and their children have collaborated to tell fathers’ stories using virtual reality platforms. Through…

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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘The Gig Is Up’

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - December 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST

The gig economy is worth over $5 trillion globally, and growing. And yet the stories of the workers behind this tech revolution have gone largely neglected. Who are the people…

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January 2022

Emerging Conversations: Social Without Shade

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Join Alumni Engagement for the kickoff event in their Emerging Conversations series! They'll chat with Emerson alumni who have leveraged social media (with followers in the millions) to build their…

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February 2022

WLP Reading Series: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of a book of nature essays, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments, which was named a finalist for the Kirkus…

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WLP Scholar Series: Energy Infrastructures in Black Speculative Fiction

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Energy infrastructures such as pipelines and cables are not often the focus of literary representation. Environmental injustice is often perpetuated, however, by the very "banality of infrastructure," which perhaps makes…

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Emerging Conversations: Taking the Stress Out of Personal Finance

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Join the Alumni Association for the next event in their new Emerging Conversations series! This month they'll chat with three Emerson alumni who will demystify and de-stress the concept of…

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‘Sankofa’: A Celebration

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Join a live panel discussion celebrating Haile Gerima's landmark film, Sankofa, historical equity, and justice. Panelists are Emerson Professor of Media and Africana Studies Claire Andrade-Watkins, assistant to the producer…

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EBONI Virtual Performance: Valerie Stephens

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Performing artist Valerie Stephens will use music and storytelling and the works of Phillis Wheatley, William Waring Cuney, Brenda Walcott, and the Combahee River Collective to explore the history and…

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March 2022

WLP Popular Fiction Reading Series: Charlie Jane Anders

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in a new young adult trilogy, which came out in April 2021. Up next: Never Say You Can't…

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WLP Publishing Series: Jelani Cobb

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Jelani Cobb is the Ira A. Lipman Professor at Columbia Journalism School and a staff writer for the New Yorker. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2015 Sidney…

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Emerging Conversations: The Path to Getting Published (and Beyond)

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Hear from published Emersonians about the road to publishing a book and how a writer's life takes shape in our next installment of the Emerging Conversations: Learning for Life series. We’ll talk about…

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WLP Reading Series: Kimiko Hahn

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Kimiko Hahn is the author of 10 books of poems, including Foreign Bodies (W. W. Norton, 2020); Brain Fever (Norton, 2014), and Toxic Flora (Norton, 2010), both collections prompted by…

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April 2022

Social Justice Academy: Yavilah McCoy

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Yavilah McCoy is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement, and an advocate and mentor for the empowerment of a transglobal community of Jews of Color. A renowned…

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Social Justice Academy: Yavilah McCoy

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
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One event on April 13, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Yavilah McCoy is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement, and an advocate and mentor for the empowerment of a transglobal community of Jews of Color. A renowned…

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Emerging Conversations: Reclaim Your Work Mojo without Losing Your Mind

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

If you're running on empty lately, you're not alone. Join us for a fascinating conversation with alumnae experts on how to address burnout, and ways to rekindle our flames for…

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