1. Intro –
3. Event Reports
Welcome to our digest of items from the IHRC website this week. A few more of our videos for the fourth Genocide Memorial Day are now available to watch on-line. Please make sure you take some time to watch and also to share these valuable resources. Issues covered include Palestine, the Roma of Bulgaria and Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Please also share widely the other items including the details of the Granada Summer School course on ‘Critical Muslim Studies’.
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Forwarded Alert – DEADLINE EXTENDED – Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival
The Center for the Study of Intercultural Dialogues (Granada, Spain) has extended the deadline for accepting applications for the two-week 2013 summer institute, Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival. The summer institute in Spain is open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty and professionals interested in any aspect of Critical Muslim Studies. This seminar is open to both Muslims and non-Muslims. Find out more information here.
3. Event Reports
Event Report: Poetry Workshop with Ibrahim Sincere, 16 February 2013
We invited Ibrahim Sincere, for a poetry workshop for teens at the IHRC Bookshop to work alongside the children and help encourage them to broaden their knowledge on poetry. The event was a great success. You can find out more by visiting the link here.
GMD 2013 – We are currently uploading the last of our speeches from Genocide Memorial Day 2013 onto our YouTube channel. You can view them on our playlist here.
As it’s a half-term week for many students who are at school in the UK, we thought we should include two new books that have arrived at the bookshop that are aimed at children –
Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable poems aimed for children that makes them think about who they are, and who they are becoming. The book includes a CD on which you’ll hear 44 poems, 39 of which are original recordings—you’ll only find them here. Buy the book here.
100 Best Poems for Children is a unique treasure trove. From the hundreds of poems originally chosen by children themselves, Roger McGough has selected an irresistible top one hundred no child should be without.
Arranged alphabetically, this glorious collection offers a fantastic voyage of discovery. Here you will find Dr. Suess rubbing shoulders with Shakespeare, Roald Dahl sharing a page with Walter de la Mare and Christina Rossetti sitting next to Michael Rosen. With a wealth of contemporary and classic verse, there is something for everyone. Buy the book here.
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