Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 from 5:30pm to 9:45pm

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Schedule:

5:30pm - 7:00pm: Social Justice Awards: Conversations with ChangeMakers

Panel discussion with 2020 Social Justice Awards honorees. Reception to follow.

Location: Filene Auditorium, Moore Building

The Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards honor members of the Dartmouth and Upper Valley community who have contributed significantly to social justice, peace, civil rights, education, public health, or environmental justice. Those eligible for the awards include Dartmouth, Geisel, Thayer, Tuck, and A&S students, graduate students, alumni, faculty, employees, and friends who have contributed significantly to peace, civil rights, education, public health, environmental justice or social justice.

7:30pm - 9:45pm: Film: "Parasite"

Part thriller, part comedy, Bong Joon-ho’s exhilarating Palme d’Or-winner follows two families from different social strata whose lives become dangerously entwined.

After star-studded international co-productions Snowpiercer and Okja, Bong Joon-ho returns to his roots in Korean social satire with this riotously entertaining story of class warfare set in socioeconomically stratified Seoul.

A close-knit, threadbare family of four struggling to make ends meet gradually hatches a scheme to work for (and, as a result, infiltrate) the wealthy household of an executive, his seemingly frivolous wife and their troubled kids. How they go about doing this—and how their best-laid plans spiral out to destruction and madness—constitutes one of the wildest, scariest and most unexpectedly affecting movies in years.

Executed with the precision of a cinematic master, Parasite is both rollicking and ruminative in its depiction of class resentment and the extremes to which human beings push themselves in a world of unending, unbridgeable economic inequality.

Location: Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium

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