Global Days

Schedule of Events

Feb. 26-27, 2014

Student standing underneath flags of various countries

SCC celebrates Global Days with free seminars, events and film screenings. All events take place in the Auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building (SSB) unless otherwise noted.

SCC Cultures of the World Festival

11 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014
SC Plaza Bistro

Visitors to the fair can delve into other cultures by sampling ethnic fare, viewing traditional crafts and clothing, listening to other countries’ music, and playing new and interesting games, all courtesy of SCC’s ESL and international students, who will be there to explain what is being showcased. Booths will be set up, so visitors may come and go as they please.

Hosted by the Global Student Network.

Contact Information:

Kellely Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

Study Abroad in Cannes

1 p.m. Feb. 26, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Denise McCracken will accompany students to southern France where they will study at the Collège International de Cannes in June 2014. The Collège offers coursework in an immersion environment, and serves students representing a wide range of nationalities. Students will take part in weekend excursions to the picturesque towns of Provence as well as the Principality of Monaco. The school is located in a quiet area of Cannes overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Hosted by Denise McCracken.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

"Off White Lies" Film

7 p.m. Feb. 26, 2014
SSB Auditorium

"Off White Lies" is the story of a father and his daughter during the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon. The film is hosted by Vi Rajagopalan, SCC associate professor of psychology.

Contact Information:

Vi Rajagopalan
vrajagopalan@stchas.edu
636-922-8624

Making Things in Madagascar

10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Life on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar differs in some important ways from the life most of us are familiar with here in the United States. William Griffin, SCC professor of anthropology, will discuss the economics of daily life for the people of Madagascar in terms of how they produce the things they need in a non-industrial context. Consideration will also be given to how these productions are damaging what is left of the tropical rain forest in that country.

Contact Information:

Will Griffin
wgriffin@stchas.edu
636-922-8465

Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant Communities

11:30 a.m. Feb. 27, 2014
SSB Auditorium

This presentation will cover the issue of intimate partner violence and specifically the barriers and needs of immigrant victims. Discussion will include the basics of intimate partner violence as well as the similarities and differences for the immigrant community. We will discuss not only the barriers in accessing services, but legal and cultural barriers that victims face as well.

Contact Information:

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

Desire and Disdain: Egyptian Belly Dance in Social and Historical Context

2 p.m. Feb. 27, 2014
SSB Auditorium

The dance form known in the West as "belly dance" occupies an ambiguous, even contradictory, position in the Egyptian consciousness. While the dance is widely beloved (and participated in) by ordinary Egyptians at festive occasions like weddings, professional practitioners of the art are generally stigmatized in mainstream society and viewed as "fallen women." This lecture traces the history of the dance from the eighteenth century to the present and explores the complex role of belly dance and its professional practitioners in Egyptian society.

Contact Information:

Monica Hall-Woods
mhall-woods@stchas.edu
636-922-8634

"Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" Film

7 p.m. Feb. 27, 2014
SSB Auditorium

In our post-9/11 world, a greater understanding across cultures is more important than ever before, yet the purpose of this program is not simply to provide political or historical context. Rather, it is to explore and celebrate the great richness of Islamic art and architecture throughout the world to peer into extraordinary palaces and mosques, decorated with exquisite gardens, ceramics and paintings, to watch the play of light and space, and to sense the sheen of delicate textiles, of gold and silver work, and of rock crystal and precious gems. (Shown as part of the Muslim Journeys grant from the NEH). Hosted by Metra Mitchell.

Contact Information:

Metra Mitchell
mmitchell@stchas.edu
636-922-8556

Contact Info

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

Mandi Smith
asmith@stchas.edu
636-922-8469