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Sawyer Seminar Series - Jessica Luther - “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Intersections of Sport and Sexual Violence”

When: Feb 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Where: 101 Chambers

Luther will discuss the systemic ways sports, as particular microcosm of our culture, minimizes and ignores issues of gendered violence. Her work most often touches on the particular intersection of college football and sexual violence, but the way that money, institutional hierarchy on campuses, compliance with Title IX, and sports culture and fandom come together is applicable well beyond that. Her talk will touch on all of these issues and provide some ideas for how to begin to fix them. Sawyer Seminar Series - Jessica Luther - “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Intersections of Sport and Sexual Violence” - Read More…

Co-Sponsorship: Post-Holocaust Antisemitism & the Psychiatry of Trauma

Co-Sponsorship: Post-Holocaust Antisemitism & the Psychiatry of Trauma

When: Feb 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium | Paterno Library

Sawyer Seminar Series: Screening of “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of Rebels” & Q&A with Marcus Rediker and Tony Buba

When: Feb 08, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Where: State Theatre

Description: This documentary by Tony Buba is based on Marcus Rediker’s The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012). It chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the people who seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the case, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began. The film uses the knowledge of villagers, fishermen, and truck drivers to recover a lost history from below in the struggle against slavery. Sawyer Seminar Series: Screening of “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of Rebels” & Q&A with Marcus Rediker and Tony Buba - Read More…

Sawyer Seminar Series: James Forman - "Can the Criminal Justice System Ever Be Just?"

Sawyer Seminar Series: James Forman - "Can the Criminal Justice System Ever Be Just?"

When: Jan 31, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Where: 112 Kern Building

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. James Forman, Jr. points out, however, that the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. His book and talk seek to understand why. Sawyer Seminar Series: James Forman - "Can the Criminal Justice System Ever Be Just?" - Read More…

Co-Sponsorship: 2018 Mark Luchinksy Memorial Lecture: "Morality in an Age of Hubris - What Matter Most and Why"

Co-Sponsorship: 2018 Mark Luchinksy Memorial Lecture: "Morality in an Age of Hubris - What Matter Most and Why"

When: Jan 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: Palmer Lipcon Auditorium | Palmer Museum of Art

The New Frantz Fanon

When: from Jan 12, 2018 8:00 AM to Jan 13, 2018 5:00 PM
Where: Sparks Building, University Park

Critical Philosophy of Race Initiative Workshop with Lou Turner The New Frantz Fanon - Read More…

Co-Sponsorship -Paul Hawken

Co-Sponsorship -Paul Hawken

When: Nov 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Co-Sponsorship - The Nelson Mandela Lecture

Co-Sponsorship - The Nelson Mandela Lecture

When: Nov 07, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Title: "The Triumph of Humanity and Social Justice"  Speaker: Albert Sachs Co-Sponsorship - The Nelson Mandela Lecture - Read More…