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    House Democrats on LGBT Rights

    House Democratic leadership and others held a press conference calling on the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on legislation that would prohibit anti-LGBT…

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    Economic Consequences of the Criminal Justice System

    Obama administration officials, journalists, business leaders, and economists discussed the economic consequences of the criminal justice system. A panel analyzed data from a report by…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama talked about reforming the criminal justice system. He said that the Department of Justice had designated the week of April 24-30 as National…

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    Book Discussion on A Sense of Duty

    Only a couple of days before the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Quang Pham, his mother, and siblings were driven out of Saigon on a motor scooter by their father, a South Vietnamese…

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    Minority Entrepreneurship

    Maya Rockeymoore talked about a Center for Global Policy Solutions report on minority entrepreneurship, The Color of Entrepreneurship: Why the Racial Gap Among Firms Costs the U.S.…

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    Minorities in Business

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke about ways to increase the number of minority entrepreneurs. She said that systematic discrimination keeps African Americans and other minorities…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    State Department Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry spoke to reporters at the State Department about the accomplishments of the first year of the position and…

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    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Betsy Irwin talked about the Moundville Archaeological Park, one of the largest Middle Mississippian culture sites in America, and explained how the Native American tribe lived at this site…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 2

    A day-long conference was held on government surveillance of black communities and its effects on black Americans.  Freddy Martinez presented “Stingrays: A Primer” about…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 1

    A day-long conference was held examining historical and current perspectives of surveillance of the black community. Speakers included Pulitzer Prize-winner David Levering-Lewis…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 4

    A day-long conference was held examining historical and current perspectives of surveillance of the black community.  Presentations were held: “Stop and Frisk: Surveillance on the…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 3

    A day-long conference was held examining historical and current perspectives of surveillance of the black community.  Presentations and panel discussions were held: “Predictive…

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    California Farm Worker Movement

    Lori Flores spoke about Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants and their fight for better conditions for farm workers in California’s Salinas Valley. She is the author of,…

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    Why Braceros?

    Why Braceros? was a film produced by the Council of California Growers to justify the “bracero” farm labor program to Californians who felt threatened by the influx of workers…

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    Book Discussion on Legions of Boom

    Oliver Wang talked about his book Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Area, in which he discusses the sizable Filipino population of northern California…

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    Book Discussion on Stand By Me

    Jim Downs talked about his book Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, in which he examines the people, places, and events that composed the gay rights movement during the…

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    Chicano History

    Professor David Montejano talked about the research that inspired his dissertation and books, chronicling Texas Chicano history from the 1930s to the 1980s. Professor Montejano discusses…

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    Chicano Movement Authors

    Authors talked about their books chronicling the history of Mexican American civil rights from the 1930's to the 1970's. Book topics included a pioneer for education rights, the fight for…

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    Westward Expansion and Native Americans

    Professor Joseph Genetin-Pilawa spoke about post-Civil War westward expansion, and how it affected Native Americans and federal Indian policy. He argued that during the Reconstruction…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Oklahoma State Representative Lisa Johnson-Billy delivered the weekly Republican address. She talked about her life and career as a Native-American woman and the importance of…

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