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Previously "Courageous Conversations"

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As part of the Exploring Social Justice event series, Catherine Ross, professor of law at George Washington University, will analyze contemporary controversies over expression on college campuses and beyond through the lens of First Amendment doctrine, discussing lessons in censorship learned from kindergarten through high school, critical distinctions among censors and speakers on college …more

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Join us for a lively discussion featuring best-selling author and award winning historian Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi, professor of history and international relations, will discuss his research on racism, antiracism, and activism in America, and how this research has informed his vision for AU’s new Anti-Racist and Policy Center.
Ibram X. Kendi, an award-winning historian and New York Times …more

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The Exploring Social Justice Series, a program cosponsored by the American University Library, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center, brings to campus exemplary leaders from diverse backgrounds who have advocated for various human rights and social justice issues.
All events are free and open to the public. 

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How have Americans historically understood the battle for good public health and good sex education, in particular? Why have public health initiatives targeted, or not targeted, specific communities? Drawing on her research into the history of the United States Public Health Service and its public education campaigns, Alexandra Lord will explore the intersections between the battle for the …more

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In recent years, a significant number of the hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border have been unaccompanied children and family units fleeing violence and persecution in Central America who seek protection in the United States. Others attempt to cross the U.S. border’s harsh terrain undetected in the hope of a better life or to reunite with their family and …more

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