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Jehane Noujaim

Jehane Noujaim, an Egyptian native, is a cinematographer and director, most known for her films, "Control Room", "Startup.com", and "The Square."  After showing the movie The Square (running time 108 min.), Noujaim will discuss "The Role of Media & Social Media in Social Movements."  The event will conclude with Q&A followed by a reception in the Center for Multicultural Education.  Noujaim's visit is part of the Reaching for Higher Ground series.

Ghetto Film School

Joe Hall founded Ghetto Film School (GFS) in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers; it is the nation’s first film high school.  Joe is a published writer on youth development and arts education, a documentary film producer and holds a master’s degree in social administration from Columbia University. 

CANCELED: Access to Technology, Including Media and Social Media

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED: 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." 

Guest Lecture: John Iceland

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.  

CME Book Club: "Place, not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America"

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.

Guest Lecture: Sheryll Cashin

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.

Rainbow Reception

Rainbow Reception is an evening of information sharing, networking, fellowship and dessert. Rainbow Reception is an opportunity for UNI students, faculty and staff to welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and ally students back to campus for the new academic year. There will be resource tables of community and campus resources in attendance as well. 

Up Close

UNI Up Close is for admitted high school and transfer students. It serves as scholarship interview days for a number of scholarships and includes earliest opportunity to sign up for summer orientation session.

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