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College of Humanities and Social Sciences to Host Spring Lecture Series on Social Justice

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents its spring lecture series, “Social Justice Through the Lens of Humanities and Social Sciences.” The lectures will be held in person throughout the semester. For more information, visit the HSS Lecture Series website.

Music as a Means of Social Justice

Feb. 21, noon-12:50 p.m.
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 219

Sarah Ghods from the Department of Asian American Studies analyzes the role of music in social justice movements, particularly in the fight for reproductive rights and Afro-futurism. Her presentation examines how female artists, such as Taylor Swift, Maggie Rogers and Beyoncé, use different approaches to criticize existing power structures in society. She also explores how music and performances can resist power structures and norms and drive tangible social change and progress.

Incorporating Social Justice Teaching Into High-Impact Practices: Examples From Political Science

March 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 219

Shelly Arsneault, Pam Fiber-Ostrow, Sarah Hill and Scott Spitzer from the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice will discuss the innovative ways in which they are revolutionizing political science education by integrating social justice teaching strategies into high-impact practices. They will discuss how they’ve incorporated social justice principles into various programs within the department and how their research demonstrates the profound benefits of engaging students in purposeful activities. These positive outcomes are especially significant for underserved student populations, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), first-generation, lower-income, and transfer students.

Make America Safer? Interior Deportation, Coercive Mobility and Crime

March 27, noon-12:50 p.m.
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 219

Jihye “JJ” Park from the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice argues that the post-9/11 era has seen an increase in securitized immigration policies, including deportation policies. While these policies aim to enhance public safety, they disrupt community networks and crime control structures. Deportation can have collateral effects on communities.

History in Action: Student-Led Tours of Pollak Library’s Spanish Civil War Exhibit

April 30, 1-2:15 p.m.
Pollak Library, room 601

In this engaging panel discussion, Aitana Guia from the Department of History and students will share insights into the social justice ideals of Americans who fought in Spain during the 1930s. The students will unveil their “Spain Ablaze: Americans Fighting for Freedom in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39,” exhibit in the Pollak Library Terrace.

Alan Van Fleet