Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Nicholas Kristof will be among the speakers at a local symposium on the connections between the Beijing Olympics and the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Sponsored by student organizations at Ithaca College and Cornell University, “Dream for Darfur: A Two-Day Academic Symposium on the World’s Darkest Olympics” will take place on Saturday, April 5, and Monday, April 7. All of the events are free and open to the public.
The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will feature an award-winning documentary on Robert Eads -- a female-to-male transsexual and self-described "hillbilly" who developed ovarian cancer -- on Thursday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102. Held in conjunction with National LGBT Health Awareness Week, the screening of Southern Comfort is free and open to the public.
"Hiding in Plain Sight" -- a community forum on youth, sexuality, and Jewish identity -- will take place on Tuesday, April 1, as part of Ithaca College's 11th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). Free and open to the public and featuring a screening of the film, Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School, the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium.