At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Monday, 01.24.2011, Court Theatre, Gina Athena Ulysse performs

Because When God is Too Busy-Haiti, Me & The World

Monday, January 24, 2011
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Avenue
6:00-8:00 pm
RSVP here

How did Haiti, the enfant terrible of the Caribbean, become its bȇte noir? In this dramatic monologue, Gina Athena Ulysse considers how the past occupies the present. Ulysse weaves history, personal narrative, theory and statistics in spokenword with Vodou chants to reflect on childhood memories, social (in)justice, spirituality, and the incessant de-humanization of Haitians. The performance is followed with a talkback.

Dr. Gina Athena Ulysse is an Associate Professor of Anthropology, African-American Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. She was born in Petion-Ville, Haiti. Dr. Ulysse is an Artist-In-Residence at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture from January 21-24, 2011.

Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, The Center for Gender Studies, Court Theatre, the Human Rights Program, Rising in Solidarity with Ayiti (R.I.S.A.) and UChicago for Haiti.

Free and open to the public.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate should contact Jessica Sparks at or 773-702-8063

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