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Cultural Programming

Understanding the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On the 24th of February, 2022, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine. Keeping up with the conflict, figuring out how and why it happened, and understanding how it affects you can be difficult. This guide is designed to provide basic information and links for those who want to explore in more depth.

About the Cultural Programming Committee

The Cultural Programming Committee supports the academic curriculum by organizing on-campus and off-campus lectures, panel discussions, debates, concerts, readings, workshops, performances, and other culturally enriching events in Danielson and Willimantic. The committee seeks to engage students, staff, faculty, and community members with dynamic programs to educate against all forms of prejudice and injustice, while educating towards mutual respect, genuine inquiry, personal growth, and multicultural affirmation.

Julius Sokenu Poetry Awards
Cultural Programming Committee Day of the Dead

This Month

Featured:
Celebrate Diversity Month

Important Dates
4/2 – World Autism Day
A day that seeks to raise awareness of the lives and contributions of people with autism.

4/21-4/23 – Gathering of Nations
More than 500 Native tribes meet and celebrate various traditions and cultures.

4/22 – Earth Day
A celebration of the planet we live on, observed internationally in more than 192 countries.

Religious Dates
4/2 – First Day of Ramadan (Islamic)
The first day of Islam’s sacred month in which Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dusk until dawn

4/15 – Passover (Jewish)
Start of Jewish holiday honoring the freeing of Israeli slaves

4/17 – Easter (Christian)
Most important holy day in the Christian faith, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus following his death

Community Engagement Opportunity

MLK Paint Day
April 6 from 11:00am-5:00pm – Fireside Lounge

We invite you to join us for a Community Paint Day on April 6th from 11-5pm in the Fireside Lounge. All are welcome to participate in painting a mural of Martin Luther King Jr and local civil rights leaders to be installed at the Hale YMCA in Putnam later this spring. Please join us!

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Explore

The Cultural Programming Committee provides a variety of opportunities to connect with each month’s topics. Want to revisit resources from a previous month? Select your subject below to explore related books, films, and outside organizations.

From the Library

All eyes are upon us : race and politics from Boston to Brooklyn
Sokol, Jason author.
New York : Basic Books [2014]
Reserve a copy

Prudence Crandall’s Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education
Williams, Donald E., Jr., 1957-
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press [2014]
Reserve a copy

Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith
Saint, Chandler B. ; Krimsky, George A.
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press [2009]
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African American Connecticut Explored
Normen, Elizabeth J.
Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press [2013]
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Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities
Wilder, Craig Steven author.
New York : Bloomsbury Press 2013
Reserve a copy

A Whole-Souled Woman : Prudence Crandall and the Education of Black Women
Strane, Susan.
New York : W.W. Norton c1990
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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Connecticut Women
Petrash, Antonia.
Guilford, Conn. : Twodot ©2004
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Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem
Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- ; Espeland, Pamela, 1951-
Asheville, N.C. : Front Street c2004
Reserve a copy

Stream for Free

NOTE: You must login using your NetID and password to access free streaming for the films below.

Cover of film To Kill A Mocking Bird (1962)TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD (1962)
Rating: 
NR
Runtime: 
2hr9min

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Cover photo for the film Amistad (1977) AMISTAD (1977)
Rating: 
R
Runtime: 
2hr34min

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Cover of film Glory (1989)GLORY (1989)
Rating: R
Runtime: 2hr20min

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Cover for film Basquiat (1996)BASQUIAT (1996)
Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr46min

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Cover for film Selma (2014)SELMA (2014)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2hr8min

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Cover for film Just Mercy (2019)JUST MERCY (2019)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2hr17min

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Stream for Free

NOTE: You must login using your NetID and password to access free streaming for the films below.

Poster for the film titled, "The Willmar 8"THE WILLMAR 8 (1980)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 
50min

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THE STORY OF ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY (2005)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 
1hr35min

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Movie poster for "A Midwife's Tale (2011)"A MIDWIFE’S TALE (2011)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 90min

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Movie poster for "Silver Wings, Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (2015)"SILVER WINGS, FLYING DREAMS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS (2015)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 55min

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Movie poster for "The Vote (2020)"THE VOTE (2020)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 1hr55min

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Committee Co-Chairs

Jessica Porzuczek
jporzuczek@qvcc.edu
(860) 932-4102

Kevin Davis
kdavis@qvcc.edu
(860) 932-4064