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Nobel laureate, PeaceJam, Kubrick film festival on campus this weekend

Rigoberta Menchú Tum (left) and Stanley Kubrick (right)

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum will visit The Florida State University for three days this weekend to deliver a free, public lecture and host 400 middle and high school students from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina who will gather for the university’s second PeaceJam Southeast conference.The 1992 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Menchú is an indigenous Guatemalan of the Quiche-Maya ethnic group. She has dedicated her life to working for the rights of Guatemala’s indigenous people during and after the bloody Guatemalan Civil War, which stretched from 1960 to 1996. Menchú’s public lecture is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 19, at the FSU College of Medicine.

Also kicking off March 19 is a week-long festival focusing on the oeuvre of one of the giants in moviemaking: the late film director Stanley Kubrick. The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival will kick off on March 19 and run until March 26, and will feature screenings of some of the director’s best-known works. For full information, see the festival site.