“And Then They Came For Us” Public Screening

The “And Then They Came For Us” screening is sponsored by the East Asian Languages and Literatures department and the East Asian Studies Program. Film Length: 50 minutes.

Seventy-six years after Executive Order 9066 paved the way for a profound violation of constitutional rights —the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans—And Then They Came for Us, brings history into the present. The award-winning 50-minute documentary, retells this challenging chapter of the U.S.’s past through the perspective of Japanese American activists speaking out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Produced by Peabody-winning filmmakers, Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider, the film features newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange.

The Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation

The Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation will be on Sunday, March 17, at 3:00 p.m., in Leyburn Library’s Northern Auditorium. Our invited speaker is Phi Beta Kappa Society Secretary and CEO, Frederick Lawrence: https://www.pbk.org/leadership. Lawrence is a Distinguished Lecturer at the Georgetown Law Center and has previously served as president of Brandeis University, Dean of the George Washington University Law School, and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.

During Convocation, W&L’s Gamma Chapter of Virginia is pleased to welcome Head of Special Collections and Archives Tom Camden ’76 as an alumni member.

A light reception following Convocation will occur just outside Northen’s Lobby.

SSA Colloquia

  • “The Idiot” – Leyburn M41
  • “Pride and Prejudice” – Leyburn M11
  • “Sharp Objects” – Leyburn M42

Midterm Therapy Dog Visit: Ripley

Midterms got you stressed? Hang out with a registered therapy dog. Meet Ripley, an Australian shepherd who’s just waiting for cuddles!
Ripley will be in Leyburn’s Main Floor Writing Center (M11).
*Therapy dog and handler with Therapets of the Roanoke Valley*

Picture of Therapy Dog

Ripley the Therapy Dog

Producer Talk: Featuring Kevin Finch

Prof. Finch will talk about his experience as a documentary filmmaker. Finch is the writer, producer, and director of “Triton: America’s Deep Secret” (2018) and “A Writer’s Roots: Kurt Vonnegut’s Indianapolis” (2015).