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Mahdavi discusses rise in human trafficking

University President Pardis Mahdavi discussed “Tripping through the Tropes of Trafficking,” as this year’s speaker for the 10th annual Frederick Douglass Human Rights lecture Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium.

Identity and setting highlighted in author’s lecture

Bryan Washington, author of “Lot” and “Memorial” and assistant professor of creative writing at Rice University, spoke about setting and how identity fits into writing stories during his Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture on Feb. 23 in the Morgan Auditorium. 

Speaker emphasizes importance of self care in times of trauma

Kara Stevens, author and founder of the Frugal Feminista, talked about the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people of color and the importance of self care and community when fighting for equality on Wednesday at the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture.

Teaching about racism in school can be a first step toward progress

Beverly Daniel Tatum spoke on addressing issues of racism in academic settings and how to be proactive in our own sphere of influence on Wednesday at the annual Frederick Douglass Human Rights lecture through Zoom. 

Steele questions ‘color blind’ diversity

Local frustrations reached a boiling point when La Verne residents filled the community center last Thursday night to meet the candidates running for city government positions this election season.

‘Girls’ illuminates marginalization

Marcia Chatelain, professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, gave insight about the experiences of young African American girls who went through Chicago’s Great Migration after the Depression.

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