Nov
29
Thu
La Frontera: Artists Along the US-Mexican Border | Photo Exhibition @ Hörsaalgebäude | First Floor
Nov 29 2018 – Jan 31 2019 all-day

American Space Leipzig presents a special photo exhibition by German-American artist Stefan Falke.

For his current long term project “La Frontera: Artists Along the Mexican-American Border” Stefan Falke traveled along the entire 2000 miles long Mexican/US border and to date photographed 180 artists in order to show the vibrant cultural side of a region which is portrayed by the international media with the sole focus on violent crime.

The photo exhibition is free and open to the public at Hörsaalgebäude, 1st floor, Leipzig University.

The exhibition will be opened on 29 November, 6:30 pm in front of lecture hall 4 by American Space Leipzig Director Prof. Crister S. Garrett and Border studies and Latino/a culture expert, Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez.

Dec
4
Tue
Movie Screening: “Dear White People” @ Geisteswissenchaftliches Zentrum, Room 2.516, 5th Floor
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the provocative satire ‘Dear White People’ that draws attention to issues of the race climate in America focusing on a range of themes including equality, gender, class, and sexuality.

‘Dear White People’ follows the stories of four African American students at an elite Ivy League college, which is predominantly white, as they navigate campus life and racial politics, in a sharp and funny way. The movie utilizes biting irony, self-depreciation, and brutal honesty about the issues plaguing our modern society, all the while leading with laughter.

New York Times reviewer described ‘Dear White People’ as “a clever campus comedy that juggles a handful of hot potatoes — race, sex, privilege, power — with elegant agility… You want to see this movie, and you will want to talk about it afterward, even if the conversation feels a little awkward. If it does not, you are doing it wrong. There is great enjoyment to be found here, and very little comfort.”

The event is free for all to attend.
American Space Leipzig provides pizza, snacks & drinks. 🍕🍪

Jan
29
Tue
Film Screening: Newtown @ GWZ Room 2.516, Beethovenstr. 15, 04107 Leipzig
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

🎬Join us for a screening of the documentary “Newtown” for a look at how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

“Twenty months after a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012, the small New England town is in a complex psychological tangle in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman. The film provides access into the lives and homes of those who remain, all of whom have been indelibly changed by the events.”

The event is free for all to attend. (Room 2.516 in GWZ)
American Space Leipzig provides pizza, snacks & drinks (while supplies last). 🍕🍪

Feb
12
Tue
E-Team: Documentary Film Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the first screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals hired to document war crimes and report them to the rest of the world. Within this volatile climate, filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny take us to the frontline in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of coordinated attacks conducted by Bashar al-Assad and the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi. The crimes are rampant, random, and often undocumented, making E-Team’s effort to get information out of the country and into the hands of media outlets and criminal courts all the more necessary.

This screening is part of our special February documentary film series on human rights.

19 Feb., 6-8 pm: Tell Them We Are Rising (2017)
26 Feb., 6-8 pm: The House I Live In (2012)

 

Feb
19
Tue
Tell Them We Are Rising – The Story of Black Colleges and Universities: Documentary Film Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the second screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.

This screening is part of our special February documentary film series on human rights.

26 Feb., 6-8 pm: The House I Live In (2012)

Feb
26
Tue
The House I Live In: Documentary Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the third screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Mar
21
Thu
Apollo to the Moon | Book Talk with Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA‘s Apollo missions to the moon, Dr. Muir-Harmony, curator at the Space History Department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will present her book Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects, in which she uses 50 key artifacts from the Smithsonian archives to tell the story of the groundbreaking space exploration program.

The event will be moderated by Geertje Huendorf, program specialist at the U.S. Embassy Berlin.

The event is free and open to the public.

Mar
22
Fri
Leipzig Liest: “Homestead” mit Rebecca Rukeyser @ Haus des Buches Leipzig
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Leipzig Liest: "Homestead" mit Rebecca Rukeyser @ Haus des Buches Leipzig

Leipzig Liest American Literature

Anmeldung bis 8. März erbeten unter 0341 99 54 134
oder kontakt@literaturhaus-leipzig.de

Schulklassen sind herzlich eingeladen zu einer Lesung in englischer und deutscher Sprache von

Rebecca Rukeyser
aus dem Roman Homestead

From 1862 to 1986, the Homestead Act allotted 160 acres of land free of charge to any American man who could work the land for five years. The last decades of this Act populated Alaska, a state that still bears the nickname “The Last Frontier.”
Set in the early years of the 21st century, “The Homestead” looks into the final days of one of these Alaskan homesteads. Having lived on an unpopulated island in the Kodiak archipelago for decades, Lew and Megan Jenkins face economic strain and open their property to tourism. Their “remote lodge” aims to give vacationers a sense of the real West and the real Alaska-a pristine landscape molded by hard work. But Jenkins’ lodge is failing as a tourist destination and their marriage is dissolving.

Die Schriftstellerin Rebecca Rukeyser erhielt 2018 das “Arbeitsstipendium nichtdeutschsprachige Literatur” von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa in Berlin, das sie nutzte, um Ihren Roman Homestead zu vollenden. Ihre Kurzgeschichten und Texte sind u.a. in Best American NonRequired Reading, The Massachusetts Review, und ZYZZYVA erschienen. Rebecca Rukeyser hat einen Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Abschluss des renommierten Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Sie unterrichtet kreatives Schreiben an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf und am Bard College Berlin. Zur Buchmesse plant sie eine Schreibwerkstatt mit einer Leipziger Schule.

Moderator und deutsche Stimme: Frank Sievers, Berlin