Thursday, October 2, 2008

Screening of "For the Bible tells me so" and panel

Please join us in screening this amazing film and welcoming co-producer
Helen Mendoza, Reverend Larry Keene and Rabbi Bryan Mayer to campus.

The screening of the film "For the Bible tells me so," followed by a
panel will be next
Thursday, October 9th from 7-10pm at the Center for Gender Equity
(Stewie hall lower lounge.)
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual
Life, Center for Gender Equity, Department of English and Writing, Queer
Straight Alliance and the Remsen Bird Fund.


Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm
separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the
Bible an excuse to hate?

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very
American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader
Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how
insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child.
Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's
Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech,
FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to
anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

New Play Festival Submissions!

New Play Festival submissions are due Wednesday December 10, 2008 by
You may turn in an electronic copy to Laural Meade ( or
Beatrice Gonzales ( OR you may turn in 3 hard copies to
Beatrice in Keck Theater, Room 202 (see instructions below).

The New Play Festival is a weekend of staged readings and workshop
productions of student written plays, February 19-22, 2009. The
productions are professionally directed with some professional actors
and many student actors.

Any original play written by a current Oxy student will be accepted.

If you are turning in the three hard copies, please follow the following
* Put your name on the front cover only. DO NOT put your name on
every page.
* Include on the cover a phone number and email address where we
can reach you over the winter break. We will notify you on whether or
not your play was accepted at this time. Please check your email since
there is important information for those chosen.)

Please be advised that if your play is selected you will have certain
responsibilities as a New Play Festival writer including:
* attending at least 50% of rehearsals
* being open to input from your collaborators with a mind to
re-writing and developing our play
* attending set-up and strike days
* working with your director and the festival producers to mount
the piece (casting, fundraising, marketing, assembling a design team,
production assistance, etc.)

Auditions will be held at the beginning of next semester, please watch
your email for more information.

Please contact Beatrice Gonzales or Laural ( or ext. 2771) if you have
any questions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Robert Greenwald is coming to Oxy!

We want you to know that the political activist, Robert Greenwald, is coming to Oxy Thursday night, 10/9, at 7:30 p.m. to talk about using new media to create social change. His online videos are a vibrant part of today's liberal political landscape, yet he will be addressing the larger topic of how media can create social change. Because details for this visit were just nailed down, we're writing to alert you to this fast-approaching event that will be of such big interest to Oxy and neighboring communities that Greenwald will be speaking in Thorne. We ask your help in getting the word out about Greenwald's visit since there is such a short window until his talk.

This is a featured CSP 99 event.

Thanks for your help in spreading the word--If you have any questions, please contact Katie Mills ( or x2784) or Colleen Sharkey ( or x1406)

Oxy's library has almost all of Greenwald's DVDS, but you and your students can view the many free, short, online videos at

Our library has
Outfoxed [videorecording] : Rupert Murdoch's war on journalism
PN4738 .O98 2004

Uncovered [videorecording] : the whole truth about the Iraq War
DS79.76 .U53 2003

Wal*Mart [videorecording] : the high cost of low price
HF5429.215.U6 W356 2005