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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Nebraska Lecture to feature African Poetry Book Fund
During the fall Nebraska Lecture, English professor Kwame Dawes will share the brief, yet exciting, history of the African Poetry Book Fund. The free public lecture, "When 'They' Becomes 'Me': Responsibility and Action in Literary Activism – The Case of the African Poetry Book Fund," is 3 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Read more about this event
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Monday, October 24, 2016 'Define American' series starts Oct. 24
A "Define American" Film Festival will take place Oct. 24-27 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. This four-day festival will include films, discussions and personal testimonials regarding issues of race, identity and citizenship. Read more about this event
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Friday, October 21, 2016 Students plan Black Lives Matter rally for Oct. 21
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students will host a Black Lives Matter rally Oct. 21 to raise awareness of issues of race and to continue an open, honest dialogue about race and diversity issues on campus and in the community. Read more about this rally
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Open Forum on women's issues is Oct. 12
The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women will host an open forum on women's issues at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Nebraska Union, Regency A Room. The event is free and open to anyone with an interest in women's issues. The forum is organized by the student council of the chancellor's commission. Read more about this event
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Monday, October 10, 2016 Dish it Up series to explore intersection of Latino and Civil Rights movements
The university's Dish it Up Late Night series will focus on the emergence of the term "Latino," the Latino movement and its intersection with the Civil Rights Movement. The hour-long discussion begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center's OASIS Lounge. Ingrid Robyn, an assistant professor in ethnic studies and modern languages and literatures, will be a guest speaker for the event. Read more about this event
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Project aims to boost women in math grad programs
Judy Walker heads a new project aimed at increasing the number of U.S. women with mathematics doctorates. It was one of 37 projects nationwide funded through the new National Science Foundation INCLUDES program to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields, by improving educational opportunities for underserved populations. Read more about this project
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Thursday, September 29, 2016 Green issues message affirming student-athletes’ right to peacefully protest
In a Sept. 28 message to campus, Chancellor Ronnie Green reiterated the university’s commitment to freedom of speech, diversity of thought, and inclusiveness. Green’s message, which responded to recent public discussions, affirmed the rights of Husker football players Michael Rose-Ivey, Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal to protest racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem before the Sept. 24 game with Northwestern University. Read more about the chancellor's message
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Speakers to explore how race fits into US, beyond
The Humanities on the Edge series, in its seventh year, will begin Sept. 22 with a presentation by Milton S.F. Curry of the University of Michigan titled “Racial After-Images of Architecture Ideology.” It is at 5:30 p.m. in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium in the Sheldon Museum of Art. Read more about this speaker series
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Book discussion to include Crazy Horse family, author
A University Bookstore discussion about the book "Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy" will feature representatives of the Oglala Lakota chief's family and the author of the book. The event, which is free and open to the public is 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the University Bookstore in the Nebraska Union. Read more about this event
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Fiesta on the Green is Sept. 22
Fiesta on the Green, an annual Latino culture and heritage festival, is 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 on the plaza north of the Nebraska Union. Read more about this event

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