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2014-2015 Events

Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration

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Events for March 2015

Women and Gender Research Collaborate 2015 Symposium: Democracy's Promise: Deisolating Gendered Experiences

Mar 27, 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Women and Gender Research Collaborate 2015 Symposium: Democracy's Promise: Deisolating Gendered ExperiencesJoin a diverse group of participants as we consider how democracy impacts gender. Special guests include two of the women who first integrated Texas State University in 1964 — Georgia Hoodye Cheatham and Helen Jackson Franks — with a keynote address by Professor Maria Lowe, Ph.D., of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Southwestern University. The schedule also includes morning sessions, afternoon sessions, and an awards ceremony. See link below for details.



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Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Ballroom and Conference Rooms
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies in collaboration with campus partners
Contact:
Luann Walker, 512.245.2361
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Education of the Oppressed: Teaching Knowers They Know

Mar 30, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Education of the Oppressed: Teaching Knowers They KnowA program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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Voices of Afghan Women

Mar 31, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Voices of Afghan WomenA program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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Events for April 2015

“You must not do it anymore:” Leonard Cohen, Songs of Freedom, Protest, and Rebellion

Apr 01, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
“You must not do it anymore:” Leonard Cohen, Songs of Freedom, Protest, and RebellionA program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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Film Screening: The Freedom Riders

Apr 01, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Film Screening: The Freedom RidersA screening of Stanley Nelson's Award-Winning Documentary, The Freedom Riders, which follows the plight of Civil Rights Activists in their attempts to desegregate the interstate busing system in the South
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Seminar
Contact:
Keith Needham, 512.245.7657
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Women Wage Peace, Jane Addams at The Hague, 1915

Apr 02, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Women Wage Peace, Jane Addams at The Hague, 1915A program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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Peaceweaving: Jane Addams Conception of Peace

Apr 02, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
A program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.

Speaker: Patricia Shields, Political Science
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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The Ethics of Nuclear Weapons Dissemination: Moral Dilemmas of Aspiration, Avoidance and Prevention

Apr 02, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
A program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.

Speaker: Thomas E. Doyle II, International Relations
Texas State Author
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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Cities on the Cutting Edge: Big Data and Sustainability

Apr 03, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
A program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.

Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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Talk of the Times

Apr 03, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
A program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.

Speaker: Blake Edwards, Phi Sigma Tau
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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Tomlinson Hill: The story of sons of slaves and sons of slaveholders, and the story of America

Apr 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Tomlinson Hill: The story of sons of slaves and sons of slaveholders, and the story of AmericaA program of as many as 40 presentations each semester, this unique series of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions, is held in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).  For over twelve years, the series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. This series has grown from a few presentations a month to four or five each week during most of the fall and spring semesters.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department and The Common Experience
Contact:
JoAnn Carson , 512.245.3143
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Tomlinson Hill - Documentary Film Screening

Apr 07, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Tomlinson Hill - Documentary Film ScreeningJoin us with Chris Tomlinson as he presents a documentary about the story of slaves and slaveholders. Tomlinson Hill is the story of America, as seen through the eyes of a small Texas town called Marlin. The film, directed by Lisa Kaselak, takes its name from the former Texas slave plantation that at one time defined this region.

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, The Honors College, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Student Organizations Council, Philosophy Department, and The Common Experience
Contact:
Diann McCabe, 512.245.2209
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Alkek Library Film Series Presents: Fruitvale Station

Apr 23, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Alkek Library Film Series Presents: Fruitvale StationComplementing the 2014-2015 Common Experience theme - Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration. 
This film is based on the events leading up to the death of Oscar Grant, a young African-American man who was killed by a police officer at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in Oakland, California in 2009. Free food and beverages will be provided.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Contact:
Robert Gutierrez, 512.245.3886
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