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Facing Race: Agency, Social Responsibility, and Intersectional Justice - March Events

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Event 1: The Race Doctor Presents Black Panther Edition: Do Black Heroes Have 9 Lies?

Facilitator: Dr. Frederick W. Gooding, Jr.

Thursday, March 22nd
Bruininks Hall 330, University of Minnesota - East Bank
Food provided


Power & Privilege Series: 'Dolores' film screening and panel discussion

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Dolores and for a panel with local migrant farmworker activists facilitated by Chicano/Latino Studies faculty.

Film Screening with complimentary popcorn: 4:00-5: 30 PM
Panel Discussion featuring Ramona Rosales, Aiyana Machado & Melissa Magana: 5:30-6:15 PM
Reception: 6:15-7:00 PM

Get your free tickets at Eventbrite

News and Information

UMN Divest referendum passes by 217 votes

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The University of Minnesota student body passed a controversial referendum on Sunday.

The All Campus Elections Commission announced shortly after 1 p.m. that a referendum that calls on the University to divest from companies involved with Israel passed by 217 votes. The vote comes after a contentious pre-vote debate between advocates.

3,392 students voted "yes" and 3,175 students voted "no" on the referendum, a margin of 3.4 percent. 


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