Do it Tonight: Hussein Ibish

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Join J Street U tonight for a talk on Israeli-Palestinian relations and prospects for future peace. Hussein Ibish, from the American Task Force on Palestine, will be in the Gund Gallery tonight at 7 p.m. to speak on how Israelis and Palestinians can break the cycle of violence. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A Session. Be sure to check this out!
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Do it Tonight: Overcoming Adversity with RJ Mitte

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RJ Mitte is a lot of things: he’s Walt Jr. on Breaking Bad, the celebrity youth ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy, and youth spokesperson for both the National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Tour and the “I AM PWD” campaign. And today he’s going to be a guest speaker here at Kenyon! Keep in mind that there will be a Q&A session afterwards followed by a meet and greet with the chance to get a picture with Mitte! Continue reading

Do It Tonight: Bilingual Poetry Reading with Hugo Mujica

Argentinian poet, essayist and writer Hugo Mujica will be giving a reading of his award-winning poetry tonight in both Spanish and English. Mujica is one of Argentina’s top writers, with twenty volumes of poetry published in over 15 countries with a wide range of writing on topics including anthropology, philosophy and fiction.  The range of experience that informs his work goes from studying visual arts in Greenwich Village to a seven year vow of silence he took as a Trappist monk (and while that sounds like something I would make up to have him sound more impressive, it is not).  This event is sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship and Hubbard Funds. Continue reading

Do It Tonight: An Evening with Ann Patchett

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The keynote speaker for The Kenyon Review Literary Festival, novelist Ann Patchett, author of six novels including Bel Canto, The Magician’s Assistant, and State of Wonder, speaks tonight for The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture. After a weekend of books and celebration, come along for the final event of the festival. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

  • What : An Evening with Ann Patchett
  • Where : Rosse Hall
  • When : 8:00 PM

 

Do It Tonight: “Leo López, ’93: A Fight for Freedom”

Leopoldo López, Kenyon alumn and political prisoner

Leopoldo López, Kenyon alumn and political prisoner

Kenyon alumnus Leopoldo López, former mayor of Chacao and national coordinator of Voluntad Popular, a Venezuelan political party, has been incarcerated since February 18th, due to his role in anti-government protests. Specifically, he was a leader in protesting against government corruption, rising crime rates, rampant inflation and regular shortages of basic goods. His sister, Adriana López Vermut, will deliver a speech on his political journey.

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Do it Tonight: Community Vigil in Mount Vernon City Square

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Knox County domestic violence shelter New Directions is holding an open community vigil tonight in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The vigil will commemorate victims, celebrate survivors and focus on healthy relationships. If you want to show your support, stop by the Mount Vernon City Square (right in the center of town) — all are welcome to attend!

  • What : Community Vigil
  • Where : Mount Vernon City Square
  • When : Tonight, Tuesday, October 21st, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Do It Today: “Lemonade Stand” With Fallen Fruit

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Do you like lemons? Participatory art? Talking about yourself? Join Fallen Fruit at the Gund Gallery today for “Lemonade Stand,” an art exhibit which allows participants to trade personalized lemons for lemonade. Go to the gallery, draw a picture of yourself on a lemon and share a personal story. Get there quickly, though; only the first 100 participants will receive a lemon. More details available after the jump!

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