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Rachel Carson Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability is sponsoring on Saturday, February 21st at 7 PM in Chatham’s Eddy Theater a special screening and panel discussion on the documentary film, The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson.  This groundbreaking documentary examines the life of Chatham alumna, Rachel Carson ’29, and the profound implications of her environmental work.

The panel will discuss the intersection of science, advocacy and film and will feature: Dr. Patricia M. DeMarco, President, DeMarco & Associates; Dr Crystal Fortwangler, Faculty, Falk School of Sustainability, Chatham University; Dr. Lou Martin, Faculty, Department of History, Political Science, and International Studies, Chatham University; and Dr. Peter Walker, Dean, Falk School of Sustainability, Chatham University as moderator.

The event is free for College and High School Students (with ID) and $15 for general admission tickets.  Registration on Chatham.edu or MyChatham.
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National Touring Dance Company, Step Afrika!, to Perform at Chatham on Feb. 27

PITTSBURGH: Step Afrika!, one of the top 10 African Dance Companies in the United States, will be performing for free on Friday, Feb. 27th (7:00PM – 10:00PM); at the Eddy Theatre on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Admission is free, but donations for the Class of 2015 Senior Gift will be accepted.

Founded in 1994, Step Afrika! is a professional dance company based in Washington DC, who’s mission is to educate the modern world in the tradition of stepping. They have expanded to become a national and international touring company, with an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding. View promotional video.

Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. It reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year through a 50-city tour of colleges and theaters and performs globally as a cultural ambassador. More information at www.stepafrika.org.

For more information, visit www.chatham.edu/events or contact the Office of Student Activities at (412) 365-2990

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Judith Tannenbaum to Read at Chatham University for Words Without Walls Reading Series

PITTSBURGH:  Judith Tannenbaum will read on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Welker Room on the campus of Chatham University.  The reading is part of the Words Without Walls reading series. It is free, open to the public, and a book signing and reception will follow the reading.

Judith Tannenbaum has taught poetry in a wide variety of settings from primary school classrooms to maximum security prisons. She taught at San Quentin for four years in the 1980s and subsequently created Arts in Corrections’ newsletter Memo: Arts and their Manual for Artists Working in Prison. This work led to two of her books — Disguised as a Poem: My Years Teaching Poetry at San Quentin and a two person memoir, written with San Quentin student Spoon Jackson, By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives.
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