This Week in MCSP - 3/24


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HAPPENING IN MCSP

Friday, March 28th
MCSProm; 7pm, Michigan Room of League
Walk the Red Carpet with your MCSPeers at the 4th annual MCSProm!

MCSPers Running for CSG:
Carly Manes (Alum) - FORUM, CSG President
Hannah Lee - FORUM, CSG Representative
Jacob Podell - FORUM, CSG Representative

If you are an MCSPer running for CSG, no matter what party, let me know!

HAPPENING ON CAMPUS

Tuesday, March 25th
Women in the Media: A Women’s History Month Panel Event; 5-7pm, Pendleton Room (Union)
A panel event in conjunction with MESA's Women's History Month, focusing on the current status of female representation in US media and its intersection with culture and race. Current panelists include: Professor Amanda Lotz, Candace Moore, and Faithe Day from the Communication Studies, Screen Arts & Cultures, and Women's Studies Departments. Light refreshments will be served!

Wednesday, March 26th
Ann Arbor Downtown Library presents: Jason Zeldes, Film Editor for “20 Feet From Stardom”; 7-8:30pm, AADL (Multipurpose Room)
"20 Feet From Stardom" just won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature! Here to tell us more about the making of this important new film – fresh from the Oscar red carpet experience – is the film’s editor Jason Zeldes, with an insider’s look at what it is like to edit a major motion picture – from rough cut to the critically lauded final product.
Jason will show rare raw footage from this acclaimed film and describe how he approached the editing process and its challenges.
Jason Zeldes has been working exclusively in documentary filmmaking for the past four years, racking up credits on several features and getting the opportunity to work with several Sundance Film Fest alums. Steadily rising through LA’s documentary community as a film editor since graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2009, his most recent work include one of the most acclaimed films of the year, 20 Feet From Stardom, which debuted on opening night of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to receive multiple awards. He is currently making his directorial debut with a new documentary Romeo is Bleeding, which is a finalist for the San Francisco Film Society 2014 Documentary Film Fund Award.
20 Feet From Stardom shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and more. These are the triumphs and heartbreaks of music's most unsung talents, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances, and interviews with superstars Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Chris Botti and Sheryl Crow.
Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn more about this most important aspect of filmmaking with one of the leaders in the motion picture editing field
Peace Corps in the 21st Century; 4-5:30pm, Annenberg Aud. (Ford School)
This event is open to the public. Reception to follow.
Carrie Hessler-Radelet is acting Director of the Peace Corps as of July 2013. She was initially appointed deputy director of the Peace Corps on June 23, 2010. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Western Samoa, 1981–83) with more than two decades of experience in public health focused on HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health.
Since 2010, Hessler-Radelet has spearheaded a comprehensive agency assessment and reform effort to improve efficiency across the organization—the first such endeavor since its founding in 1961. As deputy director, she led the roll-out of the Focus In/Train Up initiative, which provides targeted technical training to Volunteers to increase their capacity-building abilities. In her concurrent role as chief operating officer, she ensured the agency was a vigilant steward of government resources and taxpayer dollars.
During her tenure, Hessler-Radelet has led the implementation of new policies and processes to improve the health and safety of Volunteers, including the requirements codified in the 2011 Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act and policies and programs aimed at reducing the risk of sexual assault and violent crime. She was instrumental in instituting the new Office of Global Health and HIV and the Global Health Service Partnership as well as led an effort to overhaul Volunteer recruiting and engage more Volunteers in post-service public education activities.
Prior to her confirmation as deputy director, Hessler-Radelet was vice president and director of the Washington, D.C., office of John Snow Inc., a global public-health organization, where she oversaw the management of public-health programs in more than 85 countries.
Hessler-Radelet was actively involved in the establishment of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and was a primary author of PEPFAR's first strategic plan. She was also founder of the Special Olympics in The Gambia in 1986, which is still active there.
Hessler-Radelet holds a master's degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Boston University.
Hessler-Radelet also served as acting Director of the agency from September 2012 to April 2013.

Thursday, March 27th
16th Annual L’Afrique Magnifique Culture Show; 7pm, Power Center
Tickets are $5 for student tickets, $8 non-student ticket when purchased from an ASA member or at the Michigan Union's ticket office (MUTO).

Friday, March 28th
Desi Manias 1st Annual Bollywood Ball; 8pm-Midnight, Palmer Commons
In recognition of 101 years of Bollywood Cinema, newly-founded Desi Mania at the University of Michigan is hosting its FIRST EVER Annual Bollywood Ball! Desi Mania is an organization celebrating the South Asian culture by showcasing the importance of films, arts, and entertainment within Indian cinema. Tickets are $5!

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers Needed for Grizzly Community Support Center

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