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Dear Friends:

Join us this Wednesday for a signature event featuring the extraordinary Ballet BC. Hailing from Vancouver, this bold and innovative contemporary ballet company will delight USC with a full evening of works by three women choreographers. Also, we just announced and are accepting reservations for a very special Trojan Family Weekend event featuring legendary band, The B-52s. Other upcoming events include a film screening and discussion on gun violence; an evening with three poet laureates—Juan Felipe Herrera, Dania Gioia, and Robin Coste Lewis; and a signature event featuring world-renowned Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide. Read on for details!

—The Visions and Voices Team

 
 
  Upcoming Events
Marga Gomez and Tim Miller
 
 
  Ballet BC   Ballet BC
A Visions and Voices Signature Event

Wednesday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free. RSVP online now! Tickets will also be available at the door. 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
 
 
  Dr. Camara Jones   Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism
A Lecture by Dr. Camara Jones

Monday, September 18, at 1 p.m.
Mayer Auditorium, Health Sciences Campus
Reception to follow.
Admission is free. Reservations requested. RSVP online now! RSVP HERE
Dr. Camara Jones, the immediate past president of the American Public Health Association, will discuss the structural causes of unequal race-associated health outcomes. Her remarkable “illustrated” tales about racism and the barriers to health equity foster dialogue, enhance understanding, and inspire advocacy to end racism and injustice in health care. Jones is a senior fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. MORE INFO
 
 
  Shot   Shot: A Film by Jeremy Kagan
Tuesday, September 19, at 7:30 pm
School of Cinematic Arts 108
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP online now! RSVP HERE
Join us for a special preview screening of Shot, the latest film by Jeremy Kagan, USC cinematic arts professor and founder of The Change Making Media Lab. Starring Noah Wyle, Sharon Leal, and newcomer Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., Shot follows a couple on the verge of divorce and a bullied teenager as the three find their lives changed forever because of a gun. Developed as a response to the epidemic of gun violence in America, this visceral roller coaster ride gives the audience a real-time experience of everything that happens when someone is shot. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on gun violence and its repercussions. MORE INFO
 
 
  Echo Theater Company   Echo Theater Company: Fixed by Boni B. Alvarez
An Experience L.A. Event

Sunday, September 24, from 3 to 7:30 p.m.
Atwater Village Theatre, Los Angeles
Admission is free and open to USC students only. While advance reservations are full, we are accepting waitlist reservations. RSVP HERE
The Echo Theater Company presents Fixed, a fierce and funny new play about a drag queen working in the infamous Malcañang Massage Parlor in Historic Filipinotown. When a forbidden love affair sparks tensions within the city’s hottest political family, two families must come together to understand the power of desire, identity, and honor. MORE INFO & WAITLIST
 
 
  Upcoming Events
Three Laureates
 
 
  A Book Salon on Fyodor Dostoevsky   A Book Salon on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground
Tuesday, September 26, at 3 p.m.
Alumni Center Salon, Ronald Tutor Campus Center 302
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP online now! RSVP HERE
USC Slavic languages and literature professor Greta Matzner-Gore will lead a conversation on Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground, one of the books featured in President Nikias’s 2017 summer reading list. A short novel from 1864, Notes from Underground is widely considered the first existentialist novel—and perhaps even the book that marks the beginning of modernist literature. MORE INFO
 
 
  Juan Felipe Herrera   Poetry Workshop with Juan Felipe Herrera
Thursday, September 28, at 3 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library 241
Admission is free and open to USC students only. While advance reservations are full, we are accepting waitlist reservations. RSVP HERE
Celebrated writer Juan Felipe Herrera will lead an intimate and interactive workshop exploring the craft and creativity of poetry. Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States and the first Latino to hold the position. His many books of poetry include Notes on the Assemblage; Half of the World in Light; and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971–2007. MORE INFO & WAITLIST
 
 
  Three Laureates: Poets of the New California   Three Laureates: Poets of the New California
Thursday, September 28, at 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP online now! RSVP HERE
In a rare joint event, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, and Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis will come together on the Bovard stage for a reading and discussion about poetry and the role of place—in particular, the many places of California—in their creative work. These three highly decorated California poets will reflect upon how poetry and the written word contribute to our shared yet varied sense of place and community. MORE INFO
 
 
  LA Art Tours   LA Art Tours: Downtown LA Graffiti/Mural Tour
An Experience L.A. Event

Friday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arts District, Los Angeles
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, September 12, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
Join us for walking tour exploring the murals and graffiti art of downtown L.A.’s bustling Arts District. You’ll see massive murals, hidden gems, and maybe even an artist at work in an artist-led tour of this rapidly changing neighborhood. After the tour, relax and enjoy lunch provided by the Bohemia food truck. MORE INFO
 
 
  The B-52s   The B-52s
Thursday, October 12, at 8 p.m.
McCarthy Quad
Admission is free and open to Trojan Family Weekend registrants and USC students, staff, faculty, and alumni with valid ID.
USC students, staff, faculty, and alumni may bring up to one guest. Reservations required. RSVP HERE
For more information or to register for Trojan Family Weekend, click here.

The B-52s are known as the “World’s Greatest Party Band.” Nearly 40 years and 20 million albums into their career, they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. They will bring their groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster” and “Private Idaho” along with chart-topping hits like “Love Shack” and “Roam” to USC! This special Trojan Family Weekend event will include an intimate conversation with the band moderated by USC cinematic arts professor Tara McPherson, followed by a full concert that you won’t want to miss! MORE INFO
 
 
  Cátedra México with Graciela Iturbide   Cátedra México with Graciela Iturbide
A Visions and Voices Signature Event Presented with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles

Monday, October 16, at 7 p.m.
Town and Gown
Reception to follow.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, September 13, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
Join USC President C. L. Max Nikias and Consul General Carlos García de Alba for the inaugural Cátedra México featuring world-renowned photographer Graciela Iturbide. This important image maker, who has had solo exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Getty Museum, among others, will discuss her work followed by a conversation with acclaimed artist and author Enrique Martínez Celaya, the Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at USC. MORE INFO
 
 
  Bookmaking Workshop   Bookmaking Workshop with James hd Brown and Graciela Iturbide
Tuesday, October 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Art Division
2418 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles 90057
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, September 20, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
James hd Brown’s Carpe Diem Press publishes limited-edition artists’ books featuring the work of influential artists from the United States and Mexico. Join Brown, internationally acclaimed photographer Graciela Iturbide—one of the artists in the Carpe Diem series—and Art Division founder Dan McCleary for a hands-on bookmaking workshop. MORE INFO
 
 
  James hd Brown   James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico
An Exhibition Tour and Discussion with the Artist

Wednesday, October 18, at 2 p.m.
USC Fisher Museum of Art
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, September 20, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
The USC Fisher Museum of Art will present James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico, from Tuesday, September 19 through Saturday, December 2. James hd Brown will lead a tour of the exhibition and participate in a discussion with KCRW Art Talk host Edward Goldman and artist Marcos Ramírez Erre about bicultural experience, the value of authenticity, and working as an expat artist. The event will also include a presentación of Graciela Iturbide’s new book, published in collaboration with James hd Brown. MORE INFO
 
 
  Jon Boogz   Making Movements: Dance and Social Change Featuring Jon Boogz
Wednesday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, September 21, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
Movement artist Jon Boogz has choreographed for luminaries ranging from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Gloria Estefan and has collaborated with artists across disciplines to explore social issues through movement and creativity. Now Boogz will come to USC for a performance and interactive lecture on the ways dance can be used to advance social change. This inspiring, multimedia program will include performances by Boogz and USC Kaufman students, a short film screening, and a lively conversation on the role of artists in transforming society. MORE INFO
 
 
 

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