On January 26, we will gather at 3 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall to celebrate the life, friendships, work and spirit of Don Rothman (1945-2012). The event will highlight some of the qualities that drew people to Don, and drew Don to explore subjects ranging from Justice and Beauty to Shakespeare, freshman writing to photography.
Don's curiosities, his passion for conversation, and his belief in the power of language to create a more inclusive democracy carried him into literary studies, teaching, and a stream of friendships that have influenced thousands personally, still more through his work in education. Speakers will provide brief comments on his photography, his teaching, his position in the university, and his importance to undocumented students. There will be time for attendees to add their own thoughts. A candlelight procession will then proceed from the Recital Hall to Oakes for a reception and the chance to mingle and continue the conversation.
Speakers will include Dov and Naomi Rothman, Chancellor Blumenthal, Chris Brown, Jim Clifford, Deborah Duarte, Sarah Edelstein, Carol Freeman, Kimberly Lau, Helene Moglen, Paul Skenazy, Michael Warren and others.
We encourage attendees who want to share memories of Don to prepare written comments in advance. We ask that speakers limit themselves to five minutes or less [about two typed double-space pages] to allow time for as many speakers as possible. At the reception, there will be memory books on hand for people to leave their written comments for the Rothman family, as well as a video booth for those who might prefer that format.
Doors will open at 2:30p.m., and a full house is expected. In anticipation of this, a live simulcast will be shown at the adjacent Media Theater. Seats to both venues are available on a first-come basis.
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