The Week Ahead: February 27 to March 5
Our new weekly feature delivers a curated list of what’s coming up around campus, Boston, the country, and the world, so you can plan ahead
This is BU Today’s new weekly feature, The Week Ahead. Its aim is to help keep you informed of what’s coming up around campus, Boston, the country, and the world, with a curated list of interesting and notable happenings.
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Monday, February 27
Walter Rodney Spring 2023 Seminar: Under a Zambian Tree
The Boston University African Studies Center is hosting guest lecturers Dora Moono Nyambe and Joseph Schmitt, who will discuss Schmitt’s book chronicling Nyambe’s life and mission to curb forced marriage and educate rural children in her native Zambia.
Walter Rodney Spring 2023 Seminar: Under a Zambian Tree, 12:30 pm, African Studies Center and online. Register here.
Global Health Politics Workshop—The Moral Foundations of Vaccination Morale: States, Societies & the Control of Contagion in 19th & 20th Century China & India
The Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is hosting speakers from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, and sociology, to discuss health issues, such as vaccination morale, around the world.
The Moral Foundations of Vaccination Morale: States, Societies & the Control of Contagion in 19th & 20th Century China & India, noon, on Zoom. Register and find more information here.
Tuesday, February 28
Learn More Series Panel—At Every Stage of the System: The Criminalization and Over-Incarceration of LGBTQIA+ People
Activists, attorneys, social workers, and others draw from their experiences and unique expertise to address the overrepresentation and treatment of LGBTQIA+ people in the criminal justice system.
At Every Stage of the System: The Criminalization and Over-Incarceration of LGBTQIA+ People, noon, on Zoom. Find more information here.
Wednesday, March 1
First Day of Women’s History Month
This month, we’re celebrating intrepid, trailblazing women throughout history and the women in our own lives who inspire us every day.
The College of Fine Arts hosts this turn-of-the-century Russian classic by Anton Chekhov, directed by Rani O’Brien (CFA’23). Olga, Masha, and Irina relocate from their beloved Moscow to a provincial village and yearn for the city of their youth in one of Chekhov’s most beloved works.
Three Sisters, 7:30 pm, College of Fine Arts. Find more information here.
Thursday, March 2
The War in Ukraine: A Conversation with General David D. McKiernan
Retired Army General David D. McKiernan, Cathal Nolan, an associate professor of history at the College of Arts & Sciences, and Kaija Schilde, Jean Monnet Chair in European Security and Defense and an associate professor of international relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies, come together for a panel discussion on the war in Ukraine.
The War in Ukraine: A Conversation with General David D. McKiernan, 4 pm, Pardee School of Global Studies. Find more information here.
Friday, March 3
BU LGBTQIA+ Scholar Series—Risk and Resistance: How Feminists Transformed the Law and Science of AIDS
Aziza Ahmed, R. Gordon Butler Scholar in International Law and a professor of law at the School of Law, will speak about feminist issues with regard to the AIDS crisis.
BU LGBTQIA+ Scholar Series—Risk and Resistance: How Feminists Transformed the Law and Science of AIDS, noon, on Zoom. Find more information here.
Boston Climate Strike
Boston will participate in the 2023 Global Climate Strike, organized by Fridays for Future, a global youth climate movement working in partnership with 350 Massachusetts, Extinction Rebellion Youth Boston, Boston Climate Action Network, and many others.
Boston Climate Strike, noon, Massachusetts State House steps. Find more information here.
Saturday, March 4
Spring Recess Begins
Whether you’re staying in the city or heading out of town, make the most of your spring recess by spending quality time with family and friends—and catching some much-needed zzzs.
Sunday, March 5
Interdenominational Protestant Worship Service
Inspired by BU’s Methodist beginnings, Marsh Chapel hosts a morning service every Sunday.
Interdenominational Protestant Worship Service, 11 am, Marsh Chapel Sanctuary. Find more information here.