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ACLU series at BGSU Firelands examines government spying, racial justice and women’s rights

This February and March, the ACLU of Ohio will present a special three-part series at BGSU Firelands on potential threats to civil liberties in today’s society.

On Wednesday (Feb. 3), Frank Kunstel will discuss government spying, the Patriot Act and issues of personal privacy and national security. On Feb. 24, Shakyra Diaz will discuss racial justice in a society already sensitized to terrorist acts and threats. On March 3, Christine Link, executive director of the ACLU of Ohio, will discuss the progress and pitfalls of women’s rights. All three talks will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 115 West Building. Each talk is free and open to the public.


BGSU theatre department presents ‘Jump/Cut’

Three young friends determined to make their mark on the world through a documentary film are the subject of “Jump/Cut,” presented by the Department of Theatre and Film.

Kendra Jo Brook, as Karen, films Neil Powell, as Paul, in a scene from “ Jump Cut”

Performances will be held Thursday-Sunday (Feb. 4-7) in the Joe E. Brown Theatre, l in University Hall. Evening performances Thursday through Saturday will begin at 8 p.m.; weekend matinees will begin at 2 p.m.

This new work by Neena Beber provides a peek into the lives of Paul, a rising filmmaker, and his girlfriend Karen, a grad student who can’t seem to graduate, who decide to film the exploits of Dave, a lifelong buddy who has crashed on their couch. The surprise ending of their documentary provides meaning that is both sad and transcendent. 

Single ticketsare $12 for students and adults, $6 for children under 12, and $5 for senior citizens 65 and older. Group rates are available. Due to mature content, this production may not be suitable for all audiences. Contact the theatre box office at 2-2719 for more information or to purchase tickets.


 
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February 1, 2010

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