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Alumni Mentor Program Reception

Thursday, April 20th 6pm

Join AU SOC April 20th at 6:00pm to celebrate our incredible Alumni Mentor Program 2022-2023 cohort! We look forward to welcoming all SOC students and Alumni who may be interested in the Alumni Mentor Program. Come to learn more about the program and meet with current students, faculty, and staff! Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. RSVP Here


Book Talk by Dr. Larisa Kingston Mann

Wednesday, April 26th 3pm-5pm 

Please join AU SOC for an evening with Dr. Larisa Kingston Mann. Dr. Kingston Mann is an Assistant Professor in Media Studies and Production at Temple University. She researches the intersection between popular culture, law and technology, with a focus on the conditions that allow marginalized communities to create moments of intimacy, solidarity, autonomy and sovereignty. Join us in McKinley 101 as Dr. Kingston Mann talks about her new book Rude Citizenship: Intellectual Property and Jamaican Popular Music. RSVP Here


KPU & SOC Presents: POLITICO's Eugene DanielsThursday, April 13th 6:30-8pm

Join AU KPU and AU SOC for an evening with Eugene Daniels of Politico. AU SOC professor Jane Hall will be modering the student Q&A event from 6:45pm-8pm in McKinley's Doyle-Forman Theater. Doors open at 6:30pm. RSVP here 


Celebrating Transgender Visibility Day With Sarah McBrideTuesday, March 31st 7pm-8pm

Join Students for Change, AU PRIDE, and KPU for a conversation with Sarah McBride. Former AU SPA student, McBride, held many positions on AU's campus and came out as transgender her senior year. Join us in McKinley's Doyle-Forman Theater to learn more about her time at AU and life as the first transgender State Senator in U.S. history. RSVP here

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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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