Latest Past Events

Of Slaves, Sharecroppers, and Convicts: Unsettling Clemson University’s History

Tawes Hall 2115 7751 Alumni Dr, College Park

Guest Speaker: Rhondda Thomas, Associate Professor Department of English, Clemson University This talk examines the unsettling of Clemson University’s sanitized approach to history through a scholar-activist’s recovery of the stories of enslaved and sharecropping African Americans who labored on the land—John C. Calhoun’s Fort Hill Plantation—upon which the institution was built by a predominately African American convict labor crew; Clemson […]

With Justice for all? Bryan Stevenson and the First Year Book

Stamp Student Union Colony Ballroom 3972 Campus Dr, College Park

Guest Speaker: Bryan Stevenson, Author of Just Mercy, the 2016-17 First Year Book at UMD Bryan Stevenson will be on campus to discuss his book and speak on the public defense available to the poor and the wrongly condemned in the United States. His memoir compels readers to question what mercy is in America. Through the story of Walter McMillian, Just […]

Citizenship and the Right to Public Education for Undocumented Immigrants

Jiminez Hall 0220 Jiminez Hall, College Park

Lecturer: Robert Koulish, Director, MLAW Programs and Joel J. Feller Research Professor College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland Immigrants are not as different from citizens in terms of citizenship responsibilities and right as many have been led to believe. And quite frankly, depending on how citizenship is defined, immigrants-- even undocumented immigrants-- can have much […]