UNLV Speaks

UNLV Speaks (October 25, 2018): Growing Up with Privilege – A Talk by Dr. Margaret Hagerman

Carlos Leteriely : October 25, 2018 6:21 pm : UNLV Speaks

For this episode, a presentation from the The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture series, presented by Dr. Margaret Hagerman. The talk goes over the contents of Dr. Hagerman’s book, White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America. The book features  the voices of young, affluent white kids and their thoughts on race, racism, inequality and privilege. Dr. Margaret Hagerman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University.

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UNLV Speaks (October 5, 2018): A Poetry Reading by Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith

Carlos Leteriely : October 5, 2018 8:57 pm : UNLV Speaks

For this episode, a poetry reading by Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith. In 2017, Smith became the 22nd United States Poet Laureate. She has written critically acclaimed literature such as her memoir Ordinary Light and her most recent poetry book, Wade in the Water. Her 2012 collection, Life on Mars, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

 

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UNLV Speaks (October 2, 2018): Scaling Invisible Walls – Social Justice for People of Diverse Genders

Carlos Leteriely : October 2, 2018 6:07 pm : UNLV Speaks

This presentation explores discrimination towards people with diverse genders, how cisgenderism impacts society, as well as how you can reduce discrimination caused by cisgenderism. Markie L. C. Twist is a Professor from the University of Wisconsin-System.


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UNLV Speaks (May 14, 2018): For The Freedom of Captive Nations: Eastern European Exiles in Postwar America

Carlos Leteriely : May 14, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

The University Forum Lecture Series Presents a talk by independent scholar, Martin Nekola. The discussion focuses on the formation and development of organizations in the United States by political exiles from countries in East Central Europe during the early years of the Cold War.

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UNLV Speaks (April 23, 2018): Alumni Reading Series – Juan Martinez

Carlos Leteriely : April 23, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

The Black Mountain Institute Alumni Reading Series presents author Juan Martinez. He reads excerpts from his book “Best Worst American,” a collection of stories ranging from sci-fi and horror all the way to realism and comedy. The book has been listed on the best fiction list for the Chicago Review of Books in 2017.

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