Events on the Hill: Week of Nov. 27


“Childhood Trauma and Violent Extremism”

Details: Dr. Heidi Ellis, director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience, will speak about her research on how youth refugees’ experiences post-settlement may lead some to violent extremist ideology. The event is co-sponsored by ALLIES and the Child Development Association.

When and Where: 6 p.m.; Cabot Hall Room 206



“Doughnuts with (Howard) Dean”

Details: The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is hosting an afternoon of donuts and discussion with Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont, 2004 presidential candidate and former chair of the Democratic National Committee.

When and Where: 2–3 p.m.; Rabb Room, Tisch College

“Art and Storytelling in our Current Political Moment”

Details: Obie award-winning playwright Kirsten Greenidge, and filmmaker and Tufts Lecturer Khary Jones, will be discussing art and politics at this Center for the Study of Race and Democracy-sponsored event.

When and Where: 4:15 p.m.; Austin Conference Room, Tisch Library

“Junior Sendoff”

Details: The Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC) is hosting a juniors-only event celebrating the end of the semester and sending off those going abroad in the spring.  There will be free food and giveaways.

When and Where: 5–8 p.m.; Alumnae Lounge

“Women of the Wall with Lesley Sachs, Executive Director”

Details: The Tufts for Two States Coalition is hosting Lesley Sachs, the executive director of Women of the Wall, an organization that seeks to achieve gender equality in religious expression at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

When and Where: 8 p.m.; Tufts Interfaith Center



“The State of Immigrant Justice at Tufts: Honoring 5 Years of UIJ”

Details: Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (UIJ) is celebrating its five-year anniversary as a student group on campus, with reflection on what the group has accomplished and what it has left to do. Food from local immigrant-owned businesses will be available for purchase, with proceeds going toward hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

When and Where: 5–7 p.m.; Alumnae Lounge