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Monday, August 31, 2015

Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice

By Hannah Jastram, Communications Associate

The U of M Office of Equity and Diversity and University Libraries are co-sponsoring “Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice” for the fourth consecutive year. This series of seven panel conversations, which starts in October 2015 and continues through April 2016, covers the following topics:
  • #Connected or #Disaffected? Diversity and the Power of Pop Culture and Social Media (October 9)
  • Queer Histories (Queering History) of the Twin Cities (October 30)
  • Limiting Liberty: The Recurring Collision of Free Speech and Religion (November 20)
  • A Failing Grade? Addressing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps in Public Education (January 29)
  • Our Somali Neighbors: Learning More about Somali Culture and Community (February 26)
  • Hit 'em Again: Is Violence an Essential Thread in the Fabric of American Society? (March 25)
  • 25 Years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Public Policy, Personal Attitudes, and Social Change (April 22)
Every conversation in the series takes place on a Friday, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Givens Conference Room, 120 Elmer Andersen Library, on the U’s West Bank Campus. Each event will be livestreamed and video recorded. Put the dates on your calendar today and learn more at the “Critical Conversations” website.

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