Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, will speak on the subject of access to modern technology. Ogletree received the first Rosa Parks Civil Rights Award, given by the City of Boston; and Morehouse College's Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize. Ogletree earned BA and MA degrees in political science from Stanford University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a JD from Harvard Law School where he served as Special Projects Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. His visit is part of the Center for Multicultural Education's Annual Lecture Series, and doubles as a speaker for the Reaching for Higher Ground project. The theme of that project for the 2014-2015 academic year is "Media and Social Media."
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John Iceland, Head of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Penn State University, will lecture on his book Poverty in America: A Handbook. Attendees will learn more about the trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States. A book signing reception will immediately follow the lecture.
Poverty in America: A Handbook takes an in-depth look at trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States. Join us and author John Iceland in an in-depth discussion over America's current poverty measurements and issues. Reading the book is not required to attend and participate.
Place, not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America by Sheryll Cashin advocates that affirmative action, as it is currently practiced, does little to help disadvantaged people. She proposed suggestions to fix this, which attendees will be able to hear more about from Cashin during the discussion. Reading the book is not required to attend and participate.
Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University, will lecture on her book Place, not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America. Attendees will learn more about affirmative action, reimagining the concept so that it helps people of all backgrounds.There will be a book signing reception immediately following the lecture.
From apples to onions and tomatoes, hundreds of thousands of children in America are exposed to the harsh elements of weather and farm fields to pick produce in order to survive. The Harvest familiarizes the viewer with a well kept secret: child labor is not something that only exists elsewhere.
Amanda Goodman, KWWL anchor, will moderate a panel discussion about President John F. Kennedy's civil rights legacy. Panelists are Al Hays, emeritus professor of political sicence; Wallace Hettle, history department; John Johnson, history department; and Michael D. Blackwell, Center for Multucultural Education
"JFK Like No Other" will be screened in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The documentary showcases the life of one of the nation’s most beloved and mourned leaders and takes a fresh look at JFK’s career as a congressman, U.S. Senator and president. The documentary is 240 minutes; feel free to stop by the CME at your conveience to catch a glimpse of the film in memory of our fallen president.
Panel discussion on local issues related to hunger. Panelists include Barbara Grant from Operation Threshold, Karen Erickson from the N.E. Iowa Food Bank and Kamyar Enshayan, Center for Energy and Environmental Education.
The Price of Sugar highlights the struggle taking place in the Dominican Republic involving the human rights of Haitian immigrants and the production of sugar. Conditions on these sugar plantations are poor; the politics are fiercely adversarial. The United States consumes a large portion of the sugar produced. This film helps us identify who is responsible for ending this debacle.