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SMU experts join KERA for Freedom Summer 50th anniversary film preview & panel discussion Tuesday, June 17, 2014

During the summer of 1964, more than 700 student volunteers joined with thousands of organizers and local African Americans to register new voters in Mississippi. The violence that followed included the murders of three civil rights workers and the burning … Continue reading

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Embrey Human Rights Program seeks nominees for new award

SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program will present its first Triumph of the Spirit Award and $25,000 to a person who has dedicated his or her life to social justice and human rights issues on a local, national or global scale. … Continue reading

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SMU examines the costs of capital punishment April 15-18, 2013

As the State of Texas draws closer to executing the 500th death row inmate since capital punishment resumed here in 1982, a multidisciplinary symposium on the SMU campus will address “Death By Numbers: What Moral, Legal and Economic Price Are … Continue reading

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Experts link murdered women and environmental ruin at the border

The ongoing murders of countless women at the U.S.-Mexico border, along with devastating environmental damage inflicted by factories, are the subject of “Ecocide and Femicide on the Border: Ecofeminism and the Maquiladora Murders.” The event will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Office presents 2012 Peace & Justice honors April 25

Rev. Bruce Buchanan, associate pastor of community ministries in Dallas’ First Presbyterian Church, will receive SMU’s 2012 Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship during an 11:30 a.m. lunch and reception Wednesday, April 25, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. He will … Continue reading

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Series explores ‘the concept of home’ with El Norte screening April 4

SMU’s 2012 “Migration Matters” series continues Wednesday, April 4, with a film classic that raises important issues concerning U.S. immigration. A screening of El Norte, featuring commentary by SMU Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Caroline Brettell, is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. in SMU’s … Continue reading

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‘Migration Matters’ takes on elections, law & language March 29

SMU’s “Migration Matters” series continues Thursday, March 29, 2012, with its fourth event – a panel discussion of “Elections, the Law and Languages at the Border.” The discussion, free and open to the public, takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. in McCord Auditorium, … Continue reading

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‘Migration Matters’ series continues with ‘Border Myths’ Feb. 22

Is there a real threat of Islamic terrorists crossing into the United States from Mexico? Is the Mexican justice system doing everything it can to curb drug cartel violence? And is America enabling U.S.-Mexico border problems by providing too many … Continue reading

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Meadows symposium focuses on human rights with filmmaker Patrick Mureithi

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Birmingham bombing survivor Junie Collins Williams to speak at SMU Feb. 17

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