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Upstream Downriver at DCEFF: Screening & Panel Tuesday, March 21st 6:00pm

Upstream, Downriver features community activists on the frontlines fighting for water justice and equity. Their powerful stories are interwoven with historical context about the successes and failures of the Clean Water Act. This DCEFF screening event panel features filmmaker and Director of CEF Maggie Burnette Stogner and MFA graduate student Marissa Woods, Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman, and EarthJustice water attorney Julian Gonzalez. Join us Tuesday, March 21st in the Doyle Forman Theater starting at 6:00pm. RSVP Here

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AU SOC Visions Awards 2023 

Monday, March 28th 8pm

The Visions Awards are the Film Division’s prestige awards ceremony, showcasing the best film and media work from American University students for over 40 years. This year the event will be held in McKinley's Doyle-Forman Theater on March 28th at 8pm. This on-campus event will be limited to American University students, staff and faculty. However, the event will also be livestreamed. We will send the livestream link to anyone who has registered. RSVP Here

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Trans Life at University: An Inclusive Excellence Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 7th 6pm-7pm 

Please join us in welcoming Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy Perry Zurn; Associate Professor Department of World Languages and Cultures Juliana Martinez; and AU Pride President Cheyenne Smith in a conversation touching on Trans life at AU, on campuses across the country, as well as internationally. This event will be held in the Doyle Forman Theater on the second floor of the McKinley Building. RSVP here

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KPU & SOC Present: A Conversation with Nabela Noor

Tuesday, March 7th 6pm-7pm

In collaboration with AU SOC, the AU Kennedy Political Union is proud to host creator, activist, and entrepreneur Nabela Noor. You may recognize her from TikTok, Instagram, or Youtube where she creates uplifting content for her audience of over 8 million people. Join us in SIS' Founders Room from 6:00pm-7pm. RSVP here

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SOC Arts Salon: Creative Contributions to CultureTuesday, March 7th 7:30pm-9:00pm

Join us as students from AU SOC's Fine Art Photography Fall 2022 class exhibit work focused on themes of Identity and the self portrait. In addition, we're excited to welcome La Marvela, an all-women Cumbia music band who seek a more balanced and equal gender representation in music. The Arts Salon will take place in the lobby of the first floor in the McKinley building. RSVP Here

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PRSSA presents: Celebrating Student Excellence at AUWednesday, March 8th 4pm-5:30pm

Join AU PRSSA for an AU SOC Inclusive Excellence Week panel featuring students who are doing work across campus to foster and promote a more inclusive student experience. The panel will be moderated by Professor John Watson. RSVP here




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