Thursday Happenings: “Near in Blood: Ethnic Civil War on Film” 7 P.M., Loew–Cal ($5 Dartmouth students, $6 gen. admission).

“Working-Class Studies and the Humanities” 4 P.M., 2 Rockefeller–Brandeis dean (associate, arts & sciences) and former Dartmouth WRC director Mary Childers speaks on “the role of the humanities in addressing economic class” and the presumably classist “so-called high culture.” Expect standard po-mo notions of unmarked statuses and ill-explained logical leaps (e.g., that “Forty-six percent of the white people surveyed recently by the Times favored programs to help blacks” is evidence that “racism among white people…is still pervasive.”). Childers was also, previously, director of capital giving (?!) at Dartmouth.

“The unknown amantas of the Andean Countries” 4 P.M., 217 Dartmouth–Luis Millones on oral traditions (note specifically: “in English”).

“Environmental Justice For All” 7:30 P.M., Filene Auditorium (Moore)–Robert D. Bullard, “one of the major researchers and organizers in the environmental justice movement,” speaks on that subject. For those who don’t know, environmental justice is (according to Bullard) recognizing “that the environment is everything… [W]e can’t separate the physical environment from the cultural environment. We have to talk about making sure that justice is integrated throughout all of the stuff that we do.” Stuff?

Bullard had gained some small renown for charging “traditional, white environmental groups” with “environmental racism.”

“Collis Community Hour [sic], Death Penalty Perspectives [sic]” noon to 1:30 P.M., Collis Commonground–A Catholic priest, the local Amnesty International rep, and a family member of a murder victim join the Greens to speak out against the death penalty. More correctly should be titled: “Collis Community Hour-and-a-Half, One Death Penalty Perspective.”

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