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The WSU Common Reading Program is pleased to accommodate students’ learning by offering online options to experience several expert lectures, films, and guest presentations for the remainder of spring semester 2020. Not familiar with Zoom or other online learning tools? WSU Information Systems has prepared basic information to help and it’s available at its.wsu.edu/cougs-online-toolkit.

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March 2020

Documentary Film: Border Politics: Examining the Treatment of Refugees Across the Globe (2018, 91 min.)

March 24 - May 1

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch this documentary on Kanopy. Then, verify your attendance using our Qualtrics form that has been set up for this purpose. NOTE: You can participate in this asynchronous event any time by the end of dead week. This documentary follows Australian human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees by most Western democracies. This contemporary story is about the threat to human rights, the loss…

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Documentary Film: Climate Refugees: The Global Impact of Climate Change (2010, 86 min.)

March 24 - May 1

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch this documentary on kanopy. Then, verify your attendance using our Qualtrics form that has been set up for this purpose. NOTE: You can participate in this asynchronous event any time by the end of dead week. This 2010 documentary by Michael Nash explores the global impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics, turning the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide…

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TED Talk: Brian Sokol, “Humanizing the Refugee Crisis” (2017)

March 24 - May 1
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To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch this TED Talk. Then, verify your attendance using our Qualtrics form that has been set up for this purpose. NOTE: You can participate in this asynchronous event any time by the end of dead week. There are more that 65 million people in the world today who are displaced from their homes due to conflict and persecution - more than at any time in human history. As a photographer who spent time…

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Recorded Talk: Carlos Gil (Humanities Washington) on “Moving to America: From Mexican to Mexican-American”

March 24 - May 1

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch this recorded talk on YouTube. Then, verify your attendance using our Qualtrics form that has been set up for this purpose. NOTE: You can participate in this asynchronous event any time by the end of dead week. As immigration becomes more hotly debated in the United States, the arguments have become cartoonish, with one side often painted as naïve and another as xenophobic. What has become lost is the human story of…

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Recorded Talk: Luis Cortes Romero (Immigration Attorney) on “The Case for DACA: The Supreme Court and DACA”

March 24 - May 1

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch this recorded talk on YouTube. Then, verify your attendance using our Qualtrics form that has been set up for this purpose. NOTE: You can participate in this asynchronous event any time by the end of dead week. Last year, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the case challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The Court is now poised to rule on the case this year. Luis Cortes Romero, a…

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Recorded Talk: Richard Pineda (University of Texas, El Paso) on “Border Politics and the Wall”

March 24 - May 1

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch this recorded talk on YouTube. Then, verify your attendance using our Qualtrics form that has been set up for this purpose. NOTE: You can participate in this asynchronous event any time by the end of dead week. In this Foley Institute talk from April 2018, Dr. Richard Pineda, the director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies at the University of Texas in El Paso, traces US immigration policy and the…

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April 2020

Student Kristian Gubsch on the 2019 COP25 U.N. Climate Summit

April 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

JOIN THIS EVENT ON ZOOM: wsu.zoom.us/j/502057594. WSU senior Kristian Gubsch is one of a handful of students selected from across the United States to travel to Madrid, Spain, for the December 2019 COP25 United Nation's Climate Action Summit.  Gubsch acted as a “student professional correspondent’ representing the American Chemical Society, helping promote climate science literacy among college and university students. Gubsch will share his experience at the COP25 summit, and highlight the issue of climate refugees within the larger topic of…

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To Sing in a Strange Land: Native American Youth Making Music in the Residential Schools

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

JOIN THIS EVENT ON ZOOM: wsu.zoom.us/j/237911211. Melissa Parkhurst from the WSU School of Music will speak on music and memory in the Nez Perce Nation. Since 1879, Native American children from all regions of the United States have entered federal boarding schools.  These residential schools were founded on the practice of forced relocation, where children live far from their homes.  This has impacted countless Native families, including many of the Nez Perce community.  How do Native youth use music to…

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June 2020

World Refugee Day (set by UNHCR)

June 20

Refugees worldwide are celebrated this day, as set by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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