Watch: Dallas Literary Festival Returns

NBC-5 Originally Posted: March 22, 2021 Southern Methodist University will present the Dallas Literary Festival March 26-28. The theme of the weekend-long event: Turbulence. “I thought that was a really appropriate theme for the revitalization of this event considering where we are in this country right now,” said Sanderia Faye Smith, Executive Director of the festival and SMU assistant professor. “I want the people to see how the community has come together to bring people these well-renowned and prized authors.” The weekend’s events will include panel discussions, virtual readings and author interviews featuring: Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist, author of "The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto." Joy Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, author of the [...]

By | 2021-03-22T06:14:37-07:00 March 22nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Watch: Dallas Literary Festival Returns

Dallas Literary Festival kicks off next week with a star-studded lineup

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 21, 2021 The Dallas Literary Festival will bring together a bevy of writers, from here and elsewhere, on March 26 to 28 for diverse programs focusing on a topical theme: turbulence. Presented by Southern Methodist University, the online event will consist of panel discussions, author readings and one-on-one conversations. Dallas author Sanderia Faye Smith, the director of the festival, says the pandemic and systemic racism in America collided in “a perfect storm … Now we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to deal with them.” Many of the participating authors have written about systemic racism or being incarcerated. Alice Marie Johnson, an advocate for criminal justice reform, will be in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival [...]

By | 2021-03-21T13:40:07-07:00 March 21st, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Events|Comments Off on Dallas Literary Festival kicks off next week with a star-studded lineup

Virtual International Film Festival, RESISTANCE, Will Run through March 25

The World Languages and Literatures 6th Annual International Film Festival, RESISTANCE, will take place from February 16 - March 25, 2021 Because of COVID-19, this year’s festival will be virtual The list of tentative dates and films can be found here. Films marked with an asterisk are scheduled to be live-streamed at 7 pm. All other titles can be viewed throughout the festival via streaming links provided to registrants. Register using the links below to access the films and attend the introductions (pre-recorded or live Zoom presentations at 7 pm CT unless otherwise noted). For more information visit: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/World-Languages/About/Events/FilmFestival

By | 2021-03-10T13:33:25-08:00 March 18th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Virtual International Film Festival, RESISTANCE, Will Run through March 25

A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police.

Event Date: March 12 Zoom (email for link) 2:00 p.m. CST Department of Psychology Research Colloquium. We welcome Dr. Ajima Olaghere, assistant professor of criminal justice at Temple University, for an invited talk entitled, "A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police." African Americans’ perceptions of the police are nuanced and complicated. Dr. Olaghere will share results from a study involving 77 African Americans in Durham, NC and their perceptions of the relationship between their community and police. The basis for perceptions and the characterization of them as trauma transmission will be discussed. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please email Priscilla Lui at plui@smu.edu.

By | 2021-03-10T08:59:31-08:00 March 10th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Psychology|Comments Off on A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police.

SMU’s Dallas Literary Festival Goes Virtual, Featuring Diverse Voices of Powerhouse Writers

SMU News Originally Posted: March 1, 2021     What makes a literary city? DALLAS (SMU) – SMU will present the Dallas Literary Festival March 26-28 with a theme appropriate for the times – turbulence. Find the full schedule and register Dallasliteraryfestival.org for the free, virtual program. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, with Alice Johnson, author of After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom in a keynote conversation with Mitchell Jackson, author of Survival Math. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28 will be devoted to panels, readings and author interviews featuring these headliners: Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist, author of The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Joy Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United [...]

By | 2021-03-03T10:58:19-08:00 March 3rd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Events|Comments Off on SMU’s Dallas Literary Festival Goes Virtual, Featuring Diverse Voices of Powerhouse Writers

Is Virginia’s Move to Abolish the Beginning of the End of the Death Penalty in America?

History News Network by Rick Halperin Rick Halperin is director of the Human Rights Program at SMU Dallas He writes frequently on death penalty policy at the state and federal level.  Given all the crises the nation has been dealing with in the last year, it is easy to overlook a major human rights accomplishment and advancement that is occurring right before us. The impending abolition of the death penalty in Virginia is indeed an historic moment in this country’s human rights history. It continues a long trend over several decades in which numerous states throughout the country reached similar conclusions to end the barbaric practice of state-sanctioned executions.  Of course, as a Southern state and the former capital of the Confederacy, Virginia’s move is all the more noteworthy. I [...]

By | 2021-03-01T12:44:30-08:00 March 1st, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Is Virginia’s Move to Abolish the Beginning of the End of the Death Penalty in America?

SMU’s Dallas Literary Festival Goes Virtual

Park Cities People Originally Posted: Feb. 23, 2021 The theme of the Dallas Literary Festival, hosted by SMU,  is a fitting one for the times — turbulence. The free, virtual program will be from March 26-28. For the full schedule and to register, visit  dallasliteraryfestival.org. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. March 26, with Alice Johnson, author of After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom in a keynote conversation with Mitchell Jackson, author of Survival Math. March 27-28 will be devoted to panels, readings and author interviews featuring New York Timescolumnist and author of The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Charles M. Blow, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the U.S. and  author of the memoir Crazy Brave Joy Harjo, Pulitzer [...]

By | 2021-02-24T08:07:50-08:00 February 24th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU’s Dallas Literary Festival Goes Virtual

POSTPONED Voices of SMU Oral History Project: Learning from Alumni of Color in partnership with OSCIE/DCII

Due to the inclement weather, the Voices of SMU Oral History project event scheduled for February 22 has been postponed. We will reach out soon with a new date! Event Date: Feb. 22, 2021 at 4pm Register: https://smu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G6fP4fs9TKCAsEwJYXoRag

By | 2021-02-18T14:32:16-08:00 February 18th, 2021|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on POSTPONED Voices of SMU Oral History Project: Learning from Alumni of Color in partnership with OSCIE/DCII
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