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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 12:06pm

Fireside Readings: Rachel Steiger-Meister, Kathy Zlabek & Michelle Burke

Steiger-Meister, Zlabek, and Burke are young creative writers and doctoral candidates at the University of Cincinnati. Steiger-Meister, a native of Yellow Springs, has won awards for excellence in scholarship and creative writing from Brown and Wright State universities and has read her fiction at literary events in Boston, Providence, and Pittsburgh. Zlabek's poetry and short stories have appeared in The Madison Review, The Oxford Magazine, SAGA, and the anthology World Lives, Prairie Living (2005). Burke's poems have appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Hotel Amerika, Lake Effect, the New Orleans Review, and Yemassee. Her chapbook, Horse Loquela, was published by the Alabama School of Fine Arts (2008).

LOCATION: The Coretta Scott King Center, Antioch College

CONTACT: Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 5:47am

Future of Education Series: Mark Roosevelt

Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt has focused on politics, public policy, and education for decades. As a Massachusetts state representative he guided passage of the 1993 Education Reform Act. He directed the Gordon Public Policy Center at Brandeis University and taught courses on U.S. History and public policy at Brandeis and Carnegie Mellon. While Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Schools Roosevelt created the innovative Pittsburgh Promise program.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery, South Hall

CONTACT: Anne Bohlen at abohlen@antiochcollege.org or 286-8455, and Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:35am

Democracy in Jeopardy: Casino Jack and the United States of Money

This chronicle of the rise and fall of flamboyant Washington super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff exposes the corrupting influence of lobbying on our political processes.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery, South Hall

CONTACT: Anne Bohlen at abohlen@antiochcollege.org or 286-8455, and Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 5:09am

Fireside Readings: Gariot Louima & T.J. Jarrett

Fiction writer and Antioch College Director of Communications Gariot Louima’stories have appeared in The Caribbean Writer and Carte Blanche, and forthcoming in the anthology The Haiti I Knew, The Haiti I Know, The Haiti I Want to Know. He was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers. T. J. Jarrett is a poet whose work has been published in the African American Review, the Boston Review, Calaloo, Linebreak, and Third Coast, and she was a finalist for the Tampa Review Poetry Prize.

LOCATION: The Coretta Scott King Center, Antioch College

CONTACT: Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 3:48am

Future of Education Series: Michael E. Dantley

Michael Dantley is the associate provost, associate vice president for academic affairs, and professor of educational leadership at Miami University. When not serving in his administrative capacity, he is currently exploring new ways to conduct qualitative research on spirituality and leadership and the link between principals’ moral development and the ways principals define and demonstrate their commitment to social justice and critical instructional leadership. Dantley has been a teacher, principal and central office administrator in the Cincinnati Public Schools.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery, South Hall

CONTACT: Anne Bohlen at abohlen@antiochcollege.org or 286-8455, and Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 11:20am

Fireside Readings: Rafael Torch

Writer, high school teacher, and Antioch alumnus Rafael Torch (’02) will read from his creative nonfiction. Torch's work has been published in the Antioch Review, the Indiana Review, and the North American Review, among other places, and his MA thesis from the University of Chicago, "The Garcia Boy: A Memoir," received numerous awards, including the Catherine Ham Memorial Award for Excellence in graduate work.

LOCATION: The Coretta Scott King Center, Antioch College

CONTACT: Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 6:23am

Democracy in Jeopardy: Stealing America Vote by Vote

Dorothy Fadiman, 2008 (90 min). Using testimony from voters, experts, consultants, and activists, the film, directed by Emmy Award-winning Fadiman, carefully unveils the gritty reality of the past decade's record of electoral fraud and irregularities, and explains the continued risks to the accurate counting of votes.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery, South Hall

CONTACT: Anne Bohlen at abohlen@antiochcollege.org or 286-8455, and Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 11:39am

Future of Education Series: Deborah Meier & Shadia Alvarez

Antioch alumna Deborah Meier (’52), has authored six influential books on progressive education. A 40-year veteran teacher, Meier is a 1987 MacArthur Genius Award winner and the recipient of innumerable honors. Although “retired,—she continues to write, blog and lecture about schooling and democracy. Antioch alumna Shadia Alvarez (’96) is currently the Assistant Principal at the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in the Bronx. Alvarez is planning to launch an Antioch influenced NYC high school in 2013.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery, South Hall

CONTACT: Anne Bohlen at abohlen@antiochcollege.org or 286-8455, and Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 12:01pm

Fireside Readings: Myriam J.A. Chancy

Haitian-Canadian writer Myriam Chancy reads from her recent novels: The Loneliness of Angels (2010), The Scorpion’s Claw (2005), and Spirit of Haiti (2003). Also an influential feminist literary critic (Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women; Searching for Safe Spaces: Afro-Caribbean Women Writers in Exile), Professor Chancy teaches Caribbean literature, African Diaspora studies, and creative writing at the University of Cincinnati. Her books will be available for purchase with proceeds donated to Haitian Earthquake Relief.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery, South Hall

CONTACT: Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:01am

Democracy in Jeopardy Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

Stefan Forbes, 2009 (86 min). Winner of a national Edward R. Murrow Award, this documentary focuses on Atwater’s controversial, often racially-charged campaign tactics and the new forms of negative campaigning he pioneered.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery, South Hall

CONTACT: Anne Bohlen at abohlen@antiochcollege.org or 286-8455, and Jean Gregorek at jgregorek@antiochcollege.org or 937-286-5934


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