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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 12/2/2016

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20161206-Prophet Muhammad and the Pledge to Civil RightsTuesday, December 6, 2016, noon – 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Panel Discussion: Prophet Muhammad and the Pledge to Civil Rights

The Asian Division of the Library of Congress and KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights present “Prophet Muhammad and the Pledge to Civil Rights.” Speakers include: Aisha Rahman, Executive Director, KARAMAH; Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP, Washington Bureau Director; Raheemah Abdulaleem, President, KARAMAH, Associate General Counsel, Executive Office of the President; Sakira Cook, Leadership Conference; and Congressman André Carson, the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 7th congressional district.
Location: LJ-139B, 1st floor, Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Nuzhat Khatoon, [email protected], (202) 707-2666
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) or [email protected]


Borges-event-flyer_LCWednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Lecture: Commemorating Borges: A Conversation With María Kodama

The Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina present “Commemorating Borges: A Conversation With María Kodama.” Jorge Luis Borges widow, María Kodama, will be in conversation with Professor of Spanish, Saul Sosnowsky (University of Maryland). The event will be mostly in Spanish (some translation will be available). This event is part of a series of programs organized by the Embassy of Argentina in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the author’s death.
Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 6th floor Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave., SE. Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) or [email protected]


galayThursday, December 8, 2016, noon
Film: “If the Dead Could Speak”: The Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw

The European Division and the Hebrew Language Table of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Embassy of Israel, present “If the Dead Could Speak.” The Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, a presentation by filmmaker Asaf Galay. Asaf Galay produces entertaining and innovative films about modern Jewish culture. His biographical film “The Muses of Bashevis Singer,” was chosen to open the 2015 New York Jewish Film Festival. Galay’s latest film focuses on the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250 (2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building)
Click here for information.


Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, December 13, 2016, 11 a.m.
Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation

Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00am-12:00pm. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building.
Contact: [email protected]


pokhlebkinTuesday, January 24, 2017, noon
Lecture: Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000

The European Division presents the “Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000,” by Ronald Feldstein, Professor Emeritus, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington. Vil’jam Pokhlebkin (pictured here) was a Russian historian, culinary expert, and cultural figure whose numerous publications cover a wide range of fields, including cuisine, heraldry, Scandinavian history, vodka, and the history of Stalin’s pseudonym. Professor Feldstein’s interest in Pokhlebkin dates back to the late 1970s, when he used Pokhlebkin’s Национальные кухни наших народов (The ethnic cuisines of our peoples) in a translation class.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250, 2nd floor, Jefferson Building
Click here for information.

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