Tuesday - November 7, 2017
Week 45

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10/24/2017 - 11/16/2017 Beat the Flu at SFU
11/02/2017 8:00pm - 11/11/2017 The Bald Soprano
11/04/2017 - 11/24/2017 SCA Tour with Dean Lastoria
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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Crafting Carnival, Crafting Community: the new Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Burnaby Campus, Simon Fraser University Academic Quadrangle Building, Room 5067 (Ellen Gee Common Room) Co-sponsored with the Urban Studies Program Martha Radice, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Dalhousie University Over the last three decades, and especially since Hurricane Katrina, a new wave of carnival parading clubs or ‘krewes’ has emerged in New Orleans, taking a handmade aesthetic and progressive politics to the streets during carnival season. This talk discusses what people get out of the practical work of this public cultural production. As krewe members spend hundreds of hours and dollars making material things for their parade—costumes, throws, and floats—they are also making intangible things, like a sense of belonging as well as a sense of satirical critique. Martha Radice is an urban anthropologist whose research interests include public space, public art and public culture; interethnic relations; and neighbourhoods, community and sociability.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm SFU Philosophers Cafe
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Donald Trump and the Spectre of Russian Intelligence
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