Conversations in Conflict Studies presents: Tula Goenka
400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room
“Creating Change From Within: Engaging Syracuse University Students in Social Justice Work.” Tula Goenka, Associate Professor of Television, Radio & Film at Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications, will talk about the different strategies she has used to engage Syracuse University students in social justice work with initiatives such as the Syracuse Human Rights Film Festival, SU Rising, the SU Bollywood Summer Immersion Program and Newhouse-Ed Smith Media Literacy Day. Tula Goenka is a filmmaker, author, human rights activist and professor. She teaches courses in multimedia storytelling, film production and Indian cinema, and started her filmmaking career as an editor for Spike Lee, James Ivory and Mira Nair, among others. She now produces and edits her own documentaries, including the award-winning PBS film "Dancing On Mother Earth," about singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah, "El Charango," about the musical instrument from Bolivia, and "Likhiya:Writing Stories with Mithila Art," a series of short films on artists from Madhubani, Bahir in India. She is the founder and co-director of the annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival and Digital Witness Symposium. In 2008, Goenka created the SU Bollywood program offered through SU Abroad, and has taken 51 Newhouse students to Mumbai for a month-long immersion.
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