With generous support from USC's Visions & Voices initiative, the USC Libraries host several cultural programs over the coming 2021-22 academic year that bring students together with prominent artists, creators, and scholars in exploring timely issues related to the university's core values.
On November 15, the libraries kick off their contribution to the Visions & Voices series with Midnight Traveler: Capturing the Global Refugee Crisis on Film. The screening and conversation features two Afghan-born filmmakers who documented their family's international odyssey as refugees.
Other events include:
- Jan. 27-28: Ku’er Worlds: Queering Chinese American Identities in Art and Film
- Feb. 2: Decolonizing Research: A Conversation with Indigenous Scholars
- Mar. 3: Archival Intimacies: Queering South/East Asian Diasporas
- Mar. 9: California Dystopia: Understanding Climate Change and Social Collapse through Science Fiction
- April 7: Borrowed Recipes: Migrant Food Worlds of the Silk Roads
The libraries also continue their longstanding partnership with Visions & Voices in directing students and other attendees to scholarly resources relevant to the initiative's events. Look for lists of library resources, chosen by USC librarians, in the printed theme guides distributed at select Visions & Voices events, or find archived guides here.