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Learn about Garifuna culture and some basic steps of Punta dance during GarifunaRobics. Founded by Garifuna-American dancer Arnol Guity-Martinez, GarifunaRobics mixes fitness and culture to create an upbeat and fun dance workout.
On Oct. 28 at 7pm, join a virtual screening of and discussion about the film, 'Sonita.' After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through rap music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.
Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois, at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, features over a dozen quilt panels originally made in the 1980s and early 1990s for the AIDS Memorial Quilt, in Washington, DC. Each of the panels commemorates a person who died of AIDS, or of an AIDS-related ailment.
Exhibit coordinator Beth Watkins is offering a guided tour of the new exhibit Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois. Registration is required. To support Covid safety guidelines, attendance is limited to 15 people. https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/676544711?referrer=https://webtools.illinois.edu/
Do you like crafts? Do you REALLY like crafts? Then join the Museum staff for our Makers Multitude program on November 14, from 1:00-3:30 PM. In this free, family-friendly program, participants are invited to do a wide variety of crafts from around the world.
On Nov. 17 at 7pm, join a virtual screening of and discussion about the film, 'We Loved Each Other So Much.' In this film, residents of Beirut talk about their love for the singer Fairuz. ('We Loved Each Other So Much,' 2003, Directed by Jack Janssen, 1 hr 20 min The film series Living Music features documentaries of daily life in the Middle East region.