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    Book Discussion on La Lucha

    Lucha Castro talked about her book, La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico, about the violence and human rights violations occurring in Chihuahua and the city of Juarez and her efforts to bring attention to the perpetrators. She was interviewed by Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”

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    After Words with Ralph Nader

    Ralph Nader talked about his book Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015, a collection of letters addressed to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama critiquing U.S. government policy. In the letters, Mr. Nader discusses such topics as worker’s health legislation, minimum wage, the Iraq war, torture, and Crimea, among others. Mr. Nader was interviewed by Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets.

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    Martin O'Malley Remarks at the National Council of La Raza Conference

    Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke to Latino advocates about issues of concern including the economy, education, immigration, jobs and civil rights.

    This was the luncheon keynote address of the 2015 annual conference of the National Council of La Raza at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri.

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    National Council of La Raza Conference, Luncheon Session

    This luncheon session of the 2015 annual conference of the National Council of La Raza was held in the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri. This portion of the program included remarks from sponsors of the conference and the presentation of the Affiliate Award for Advocacy to TODEC Legal Center of Perris, California.

    The event continues in program 327069-1.

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    Greatest Generation in the White House

    Theodore Wilson talked about the military veterans who served in the Oval Office, including Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.

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    Why the North Won

    Terry L. Beckenbaugh and Ethan S. Rafuse talked about how the North won the U.S. Civil War, what four years of fighting left unresolved, and why the Civil War has remained so compelling. They spoke about the difference in resources and manpower between the Union and the Confederacy as well as the military and presidential leadership on both sides. They also talked about why Reconstruction is not as well remembered or studied.

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    Politics and Childhood During the Cold War

    Marilyn Irvin Holt describes how the government became more involved in children’s lives during the second half of the 20th century by changing education requirements, regulating comic books, and attempting to curb juvenile delinquency. Many of these changes were implemented to prepare American youth to compete against their communist peers.

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    Race and Criminal Justice

    Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about race and the American criminal justice system. Following his remarks, panelists discussed the role of race in law enforcement.

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    After Words with Joseph Stiglitz

    Joseph Stiglitz talked about his book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them, about the rising inequality in the United States and what can be done about it. He spoke with Heather McGhee, president of Demos.

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    Missouri's Burnt District, 1865-1870

    Tom Rafiner talked about the post-Civil War effect of “Order No. 11,” which mandated the evacuation of non-rural residents in three western Missouri counties. Mr. Rafiner is the author of Caught Between Three Fires: Cass County, Mo., Chaos, and Order No. 11