Monday, March 30, 2009

Figures of Speech: Spring is Here

Spring is here! April showers bring May flowers, and all of that good stuff, so while you're waiting out the rain, be sure to catch these lectures coming up next week:

"My Husband's Presidency: The Current View from the White House" on Wednesday, April 1st, 4:30 in Richardson - Michelle Obama, in a lecture about her perspective on her time at Princeton and the New Obama presidency..... APRIL FOOLS! Just kidding! Now, seriously, here are three amazing events going on this week:

Ken Loach's "Bread and Roses" with a Q&A by Patricia Fernandez-Kelly on Wednesday, Apr 1, 7:30 pm in McCormick 101 - As a part of the Labor Film Series organized by Princeton for Workers' Rights, this film tells the story of a young undocumented immigrant from Mexico and her role in unionizing her fellow workers. Be sure to stay for the Q & A with our sociology department's own Patricia Fernandez-Kelly to gain insight on some of the American labor issues brought to light in the film.

"The Green Ladder Out of Poverty: Accessing Clean Tech Through Microfinance" on Thursday, April 2, 4:30 pm in Robertson 002 - Betsy Teutsch, the 4th speaker in a Princeton Microfinance Organization talk series, is the Director of Communications at, an organization which uses microfinance to address climate change and promote environmental justice. To stay for the dinner discussion afterwards with food from Thai Village, RSVP by emailing Ting-Fung Chan at
"Hinduism in the 21st Century" on Saturday, April 4, 7 pm in the Chancellor Green Rotunda - Dr. Uma Mysorekar, the President of the Hindu Temple Society of North America, will give the keynote address to this formal vegetarian banquet as one of the culminating events in the Hinduism in the 21st Century series taking place next week. Admission is free - all that is required is a willingness to learn about the Hindu community, but make sure to RSVP by April 3 to

- Ruth Metzel '10