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Fascism Traces in Bolzano

An update from SMU alumnus Pedro Gonzalez Corona ’12: If we feel too comfortable with the things around us, and think that they are indeed meaningful and part of the context, then this embodiment of references is not only a … Continue reading

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The Realty of Selma and my Naiveté

An update from Cydney: Selma, Alabama. Movies were made and books were written about the tremendous acts of courage that occurred in this little city. Out of any other place we were traveling to on the pilgrimage, Selma was the … Continue reading

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‘Why Didn’t America Take Better Care of Her?’

An update from Abby, a sophomore majoring in human rights and international studies: Going on a class trip was not what I had in mind for my spring break. I thought it was going to feel like school and that … Continue reading

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Loved Ones

An update from Kendell, a sophomore majoring in dance and human rights and minoring in women and gender studies: During my visit to the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, a small photograph of Dr. King Jr. and his wife, Coretta, … Continue reading

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Medgar Evers

An update from Casandra, a senior majoring in political science: 3/10/2016 Medgar Evers. The name rings in my ears, the lingering kind of sound you wish your mind could set aside but persists nonetheless. A man fighting for justice who … Continue reading

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Bookburning Memorial

An update from Dr. Janis Bergman-Carton, SMU’s associate professor of Art History: Here is Claire in Berlin setting the scene for a conversation about Library, a subterranean counter-memorial by artist Mischa Ulmann that marks the site of Nazi book burnings in … Continue reading

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Reconciliation, Hope, and Passing Down the Story

An update from MacKenzie, a sophomore majoring in human rights and minoring in public policy, international affairs and Arabic: “When you listen to a witness, you become a witness.”-Elie Wiesel On Tuesday night we were able to fellowship and dine … Continue reading

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Retracing History

An update from MacKenzie, a sophomore majoring in human rights and minoring in public policy, international affairs and Arabic: Hi Everyone! This year’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage has been filled with breathtaking stories, interdisciplinary learning, great food, and collective hopes to … Continue reading

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Reichstag in Berlin

Students in the art history graduate seminar “Rhetorics of Art, History and Memory After The Second World War” traveled to Berlin and Warsaw during spring break to research the intersection of art history with the fields of trauma and memory studies in the last two decades, by analyzing museums, monuments and memorials in the two European cities. Continue reading

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Meeting Rev. and Mrs. Graetz

An update from Hena, a senior majoring in human rights and political science: Before leaving on this trip I wrote an article for the SMU Forum where I talked about what I was looking forward to seeing on the 2016 … Continue reading

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