Debra Chasnoff Visit Postponed


The visit of Debra Chasnoff, an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, will be rescheduled for later in this year or early next year due to unforeseen circumstances.

Chasnoff’s fellowship is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges. This program allows universities to apply to host prominent artists, business leaders, diplomats and other nonacademic professionals for a week-long residential program of classes, workshops, informal discussions, and lectures.

According to Leela MadhavaRau, associate dean for Campus Diversity and Inclusion, Chasnoff is a nationally-recognized champion of film as an organizing tool for social justice campaigns and a pioneering leader in the international movement to create safe schools and communities. In 1992, Chasnoff won an Academy Award (Documentary Short Subject) for “Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment.” Her most recent film, “Straightlaced – How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up,” focuses on the pressures that teens and young adults face today when it comes to gender and sexuality.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2014

Updated: Jan. 23, 2014

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