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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
6:30pm-8:00PM
Bruininks Hall 330, University of Minnesota - East Bank
Food provided

Events

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

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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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President Kaler's statement on the outcome of the All-Campus Election referendum

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

At the University of Minnesota we promote a climate of open, thoughtful and civil debate among our students, who bring great passion and energy to their positions, causes and elections. That is important to me, and I respect the right of our students to express their opinions through ballots or other initiatives. All in our community have the right to do that regardless of their points of view.

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