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Dear Friends:

Our kickoff event is just over two weeks away! Plus, reservations open next week for several great events, including our first book salon highlighting Tom Stoppard’s powerful play, Indian Ink; a provocative conversation on U.S. immigration; and a signature event featuring the stunning Vancouver-based contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC. Keep reading for details, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

—The Visions and Voices Team

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  Upcoming Events
  SPARK!   SPARK! 12th Annual Visions and Voices Multimedia Kickoff
Thursday, August 17, at 8 p.m.
Pre-show DJ Set at 7:15 p.m.
USC Village
Admission is free and open to USC students, staff, and faculty only with valid USC ID. USC students, staff, and faculty may bring one non-USC guest per ID. All guests must arrive with their USC hosts. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Arrive early!
Kick off the year with an incredible event featuring the electrifying DJ duo Urban Assault, National Poetry Slam champion Javon Johnson, hilarious stand-up comics Atsuko Okatsuka and Jessica Sele, and one L.A.’s favorite bands, Chicano Batman, who has performed at Coachella and has been selling out shows across the country! There will also be presentations by Provost Michael Quick and USC cinematic arts professor Tara McPherson. Plus, attendees will receive free Visions and Voices T-shirts and backpacks! MORE INFO
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Immigration Today
  Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink   A Book Salon on Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink
Wednesday, August 30, at 3 p.m.
Alumni Center Salon, Ronald Tutor Campus Center 302
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, August 8, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
Join us for lively conversation and sweet treats in this new event series in which students can dig deeper into selected titles from the President’s Summer Reading List. Award-winning playwright and USC dramatic arts professor Paula Cizmar will lead a stimulating conversation on Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink, a profound exploration of colonial relations, the impact of culture on art, and the complexities of our notions of home, history, and time. MORE INFO
  US Immigration Today   Borders, Bans, Walls, and Welcomes: U.S. Immigration Today
The Provost’s Series on Wicked Problems

Tuesday, September 5, at 7 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library 240
Reception and book signing to follow.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, August 10, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
In a globalized world where millions are being displaced by such wicked problems as war, climate change, and poverty, immigration has become one of the most pressing and divisive issues of our time. Following an introduction by Provost Michael Quick, Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum; theatre artist Leilani Chan; and USC professors Manuel Pastor and Roberto Suro will discuss the experiences of immigrants and refugees and the values and challenges of national borders. MORE INFO
  SPARK!   Ballet BC
A Visions and Voices Signature Event

Wednesday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, August 9, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
“Entertaining and brilliantly executed.”—The Ottawa Citizen
Encounter the ballet of today in an evening of bold and innovative performances by Ballet BC, the internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet company based out of Vancouver and led by Artistic Director Emily Molnar. Performing a diverse repertoire of works by Canadian and international choreographers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Ballet BC’s dancers are dynamic, deeply thoughtful, and delight in collaboration. MORE INFO

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