25/50/60 Fall Lecture Series celebrates Social Justice Milestones

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This year, along with the university-at-large, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of freedom summer. This is also the 50th anniversary of the signing of the civil rights act, the 25th year since the drafting of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision.

In celebration of these Social Justice Milestones, we launched the EHS Fall Event Series to shine the light on social justice issues facing us today. The events, open and free to the public, drew faculty, staff and students campus-wide, as well as community members and alumni. We thank all of our distinguished guest speakers and event attendees, including Miami University president Dr. David Hodge, who made the EHS Fall Event Series a successful–and insightful–celebration.

Robert Shetterly unveils his portrait of Bob Moses.
Robert Shetterly’s unveiling of his portrait of Bob Moses.

Artist: Robert Shetterly

“Americans Who Tell the Truth”
Social Justice Portrait Exhibit
Installation of Bob Moses Portrait
October 15, 2014

Deepa Willingham and President David Hodge
Deepa Willingham and President David Hodge

 Deepa Willingham

“Educating and Empowering Girls to End Trafficking”
Founder/Chair, Promise of Assurance to Children Everywhere (PACE)
October 21, 2014

Kevin Kumashiro book-signing
Kevin Kumashiro book-signing

Kevin Kumashiro

“Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture”
Annual Distinguished Lecture in Teacher Education
Dean of Education, University of San Francisco
November 4, 2014

Social Justice panel
Bill Ayers led the Social Justice is Just-Us panel at McGuffey Hall on Nov. 17, 2014.

Panel Discussion: Justice is Just-Us

“Doing Social Justice Work In/Through/Against Academia”
Presented by Denise Taliaferro-Baszile and the Educational Leadership Social Justice and Transformation class
November 17, 2014

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