Voice’s On-Campus Choices: Give thanks for food, photos, and faith

Not exactly your typical Wednesday evening dinner at Leo’s.

President DeGioia’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Everyone knows that two of the best parts of Thanksgiving are fellowship and the delicious food.  Each year, the DeGioia family brings together fine cuisine and the Georgetown community with their annual Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re staying on campus, you’re invited to attend a Leo’s you won’t be able to experience any other time of the year. On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, from 5:00 – 7:30 PM, the upper level of the dining hall will be putting on its holiday best. Today, November 23, is your last day to RSVP, so make sure you click here and register if you plan on attending.

Tuesday Film Series Documentary: Being Jewish in France

Did Rangila’s inspiring cultural performances leave you wanting more? Lucky you, this week offers a chance to explore Jewish culture over a free cheese sampling. The Program for Jewish Civilization is giving students an opportunity to learn about the history of Jews in the first country to grant them citizenship. The documentary Being Jewish in France, by Yves Jeuland, is being shown as part of the Tuesday Film Series in the ICC Auditorium on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 6:00 PM. The film delves into events like the Dreyfus Affairs, the Vichy government following France’s Nazi defeat, and other explosive topics well into the 21st century.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Be thankful for faith tolerance on Georgetown’s campus. Each year, the Student Interfaith Council hosts the Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service, meant to provide a way for students to share their prayers, songs, and prose of thanksgiving unique to their faiths with others. Cookies, cider, and cocoa will be offered as refreshments after the service, right in line with the holiday season. This traditional event will take place Monday, November 23, at 7:30 PM in Riggs Library.

Contemporary Photography Exhibition

Although it’s not seasonal, the Contemporary Photography Exhibition is open for viewing during the holiday season if you plan on sticking around campus until Tuesday evening. Featured artists include Doug Hall, Matthis Schaller, and Carrie Mae Weems. The Georgetown University Department of Art and Art History will be hosting the event in the Lucille and Richard Spagnuolo Gallery, at 101 Walsh during the hours of 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Just in case you miss it before you leave for break, the exhibit will be available for viewing until December 11.

Photo Credit: University of Santa Barbara

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