Scheduled Events

Morning Sun

-and Discussion with Guest Speaker, Director Carma Hinton

Few events of the 20th century have dramatically engulfed so large a proportion of humanity as China’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Yet it is barely understood. Morning Sun, the award winning, two-hour documentary film, provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period through the eyes — and reflected in the hearts and minds — of the high-school generation who were born around the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and came of age in the 1960s.

Born in Beijing in 1949, Hinton lived there until she was 21. Chinese is Hinton’s first language and culture. This project has been deeply influenced by Hinton’s first-hand understanding of the politics and history of the period, and her direct witness of and participation in many of the events of the Cultural Revolution, which began when she was 16 years old. Hinton is now a Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies at George Mason University. All interviews were conducted by Hinton in Chinese.Major funding for Morning Sun was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Location: 20 West Village F, Northeastern University

Time: 6:30pm

For translation in Chinese, click here


La voz de la pasión en Rayuela de Julio Cortázar

(The voice of passion in Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch) by Estella Kallay

Come join the Spanish department in rememberance of Julio Cortázar. This event will take the form of a conference held on campus to discuss the late Argentinian poet whose works have resonated globally.

Free and open to the public. Contact info: Prof. Monica Canavan (

When : October 16

Location: 210 Shillman Hall, Notheastern University (campus)

Time: 6 to 8:00 pm


No Face No Race

No face No race is an anti HIV/AIDS campaign that focuses on informing the world about the treacherous virus that has claimed more than 25 million lives since the 80s. There are currently some 33 million people living with the virus today; AIDS can affect anyone regardless of financial status, creed or color… It discriminates against No face or race.

This campaign will take the form of a photoshoot. Photographers will be taking pictures of people painted with various flags of countries.
Anyone interested in painting or being painted should contact any NASO eboard member, or email at
When: Thursdays, October 9, 16 & 23 2014
Location: Room 403 and 405 Ryder Hall, Northeastern University
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM



Join in a conversation with Tsutomu Himeno, Consul General of Japan in Boston.
Q&A and Reception with light refreshments to follow.

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Location: Shillman Hall, Room 135
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: free

Talk by Consule General Japan

Benkadi Drum and Dance

Join us for a celebration of African-American Heritage Month as the multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group performs traditional rhythms and movement from the countries of Mali and Guinea.

When: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

Location: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Boston, MA

Cost: Free
Time: 10:30 – 11:30am
For more information, please click here

The 8th Annual Boston Palestine Film Festival

The 8th annual Boston Palestine Film Festival runs from October 17-26, 2014. Festival themes: Gaza, diaspora, the transformative power of art.

When: Friday, October 17

Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

Cost: Free & ticketed screening

For details and Tickets, please visit here.

Cultural Survival Bazaar

A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World. Shop unique-handmade art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Proceeds support Indigenous artisans and community projects worldwide.

When: Friday, December 19

Location: The Shops At Prudential Center, Belvidere Arcade Boston, MA

Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Cost: free

for more information please see here

New England Italian Film Festival

The Italian Program at Northeastern University is pleased to present, in
collaboration with the Italian Consulate in Boston and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs the New England Italian Film Festival. The 2014 edition brings you the best line-up of recent Italian cinema with films from award-winning
directors, as well as highlighting debut films from new talents. This is
a great chance to see the latest and best in Italian film! Join us on a
cinematic tour of Italy with four recent Italian films–captivating dramas and wonderful comedies.

When: October 8 – December 3rd

Location: West Village H, Room 108, Northeastern University

Time: 6:00pm

Cost: Free

Italian Film Festival 2014

Italian Film fest 2014

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