“Don’t Shout Too Loud” screening for grad students

March 13, 2015
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

RIG_Flyer_031515_WEBDigital Scholarship Ctr
Knight Library
Room 142

CSWS’s Globalization and Alterity Research Interest Group is pleased to invite UO graduate students to its inaugural event, a screening of the documentary Don’t Shout Too Loud this Friday, March 13 at 6PM in the Digital Scholarship Center: Knight Library Room 142 (see film synopsis below).

Don’t Shout Too Loud (2013, dir. Courtney D. Campbell)
Trailer: http://youtu.be/5JqFGoKL7E4

Synopsis: Leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, media organizations reported that 40,000 sex workers would be trafficked into South Africa. The prediction was a gross overestimation based on unsubstantiated evidence. So why was it made & what was the effect? Don’t Shout Too Loud offers the harsh & unsettling theory that special interest groups are manipulating public policy in order to promote their agendas by inflating the scope of human trafficking. In doing so, argues director Courtney D. Campbell, they cause public panic & resources to be directed away from those who require the most help.

The Globalization & Alterity RIG seeks to bring together graduate students from various departments interested in the intersection of modernity, trans- and supranational phenomena, and their implications on issues of gender and alterity.

Next quarter, we will be reading sections from Nancy Fraser’s Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World and Gayatri Spivak’s A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present and meeting to discuss them. We hope that this event will be a casual introduction to the RIG and an opportunity to bring more graduate students into the conversation!

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