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Upcoming Events at Falvey Memorial Library

Monday, October 16th, 2017, at 6:30 PM in Room 205

Join us to educate your palate and your mind during the 5th annual Cultural Studies Food Matters Week involving tastings and talks on food justice around the world. At the first event in the series, Patricia Cipollitti from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will give a talk, titled, “Farmworkers and Your Tomatoes” on Monday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in the fields of social responsibility, human trafficking, and gender-based violence at work. Built on a foundation of farmworker community organizing starting in 1993, and reinforced with the creation of a national consumer network since 2000, CIW’s work has steadily grown over more than twenty years to encompass three broad and overlapping spheres: The Fair Food Program, Anti-Slavery Campaign, and Campaign for Fair Food. Join us as we kickoff this interactive week of ACS-approved events!

This event, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Delicious food samples will be provided.

 
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, at 6:30 PM in Room 205

Join us to educate your palate and your mind during the 5th annual Cultural Studies Food Matters Week involving tastings and talks on food justice around the world. Sheila Maddali from the Sanctuary Restaurant Movement will give a talk on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library.

Sanctuary restaurants have a zero tolerance policy for sexism, racism, and xenophobia, and believe that there is a place at the table for all. Dozens of restaurant employers have signed on to an open letter to President Trump, calling for an end to deportation threats and the harassment of immigrants; advocating for a path to citizenship for these workers.

This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Delicious food samples will be provided.

 
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, at 6:30 PM in Room 205

Join us to educate your palate and your mind during the 5th annual Cultural Studies Food Matters Week involving tastings and talks on food justice around the world. At this event, Carol Adams, a vegan feminist activist, will speak on “The Sexual Politics of Meat” on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library.

“The Sexual Politics of Meat” is Adams' inspiring and controversial exploration of the interplay between contemporary society's ingrained cultural misogyny and its obsession with meat and masculinity. Adams advocates for a Christian veganism that focuses on the interconnectedness of all sentient beings.

This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Delicious food samples will be provided.

 

Please join us on Wednesday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library's Speakers' Corner for the annual Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Spencer M. Di Scala, PhD, Professor, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Di Scala will present a talk titled “Issues on US- Italy Relations.” The talk will incorporate a discussion of World War I and its aftermath.

The Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series began in 2009 and celebrates Italian-American history and culture. It is made possible by the generous support of Alfred S. Mannella, ’58 VSB. This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and Ciao Philadelphia, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

 
Monday, October 30th, 2017, at 12:30 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on Monday, October 30, at 12:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner for a Scholarship@Villanova talk featuring Alan Drew, MFA, Associate Professor of English, Director of the Minor in Creative Writing and the Villanova Literary Festival. Drew will read selections from his newly published novel, Shadow Man.

Shadow Man, Drew’s second novel, follows Detective Ben Wade, who has returned to his hometown of Rancho Santa Elena in search of a quieter life and to try to save his marriage. Suddenly the community, with its peaceful streets and excellent public schools, finds itself at the mercy of a serial killer who slips through windows and screen doors at night, shattering illusions of safety. As Ben and forensic specialist Natasha Betencourt struggle to stay one step ahead of the killer - and deal with painful episodes in the past - Ben's own world is rocked again by violence. He must decide how far he is willing to go, and Natasha how much she is willing to risk, to protect their friendship and themselves and to rescue the town from a psychotic murderer and a long-buried secret.

With fine, eerie, chilling prose, acclaimed author Alan Drew weaves richly imagined characters into the first of several thrilling novels of suspense featuring the California world of Ben Wade and Natasha Betencourt. Shadow Man reveals the treacherous underbelly of suburban life as a man, a woman, a family and a community are confronted with the heart of human darkness (Penguin Random House).

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program and the Writing Center, is free and open to the public. A book signing and light refreshments will follow the talk.

 
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at 6:00 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on Wednesday, November, 1, at 6:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by poet Jena Osman.  

Osman’s books of poems include Corporate Relations (Burning Deck, 2014), Public Figures (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), The Network (Fence Books 2010, selected for the National Poetry Series in 2009), An Essay in Asterisks (Roof Books, 2004) and The Character (Beacon Press, winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize). Osman was a 2006 Pew Fellow in the Arts, and has received grants for her poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Howard Foundation, and the Fund for Poetry. She co-edited the literary magazine Chain with Juliana Spahr from 1994-2005. She is a Professor of English at Temple University, where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program.

This ACS approved event, co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program, the Luckow Family Chair in English and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

 

Looking for a venue to host your event or meeting? All events in Falvey are organized by the Library's Communications Department. If you have any questions regarding events, please email: libraryevents@villanova.edu.

 

 


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