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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

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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. 


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.


Conversations on Student Life and the Law: Free Speech v. Hate Speech

Monday, March 12, 2018

Wednesday,  April 4, 2018, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Humphrey Forum, Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Join Student Legal Service for a dynamic presentation by Professor Karen Miksch, J.D., about academic freedom, hate speech and free speech on campus. Ms. Miksch is faculty at the University of Minnesota and an expert in higher education law.


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