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The WSU Common Reading Program is pleased to accommodate students’ learning by offering online options to experience interviews and documentaries during summer semester 2020. Not familiar with 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

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

March 24 - May 8

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

March 24 - May 8

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch the close-captioned, recorded presentation hosted on Zoom. 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. 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…

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Recorded Talk: Davi Kallman on Disability and Immigration

March 24 - May 8

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch the close-captioned, recorded presentation hosted on Zoom. 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. Davi Kallman from WSU's Access Center speaks about the intersection of disability and immigration issues.

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

March 24 - May 8

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch the close-captioned, recorded presentation hosted on Zoom. 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. 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…

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Recorded Talk: Sina Sam on Family Separation and Deportations and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

March 24 - May 8

To participate in this asynchronous event, first watch the close-captioned, recorded presentation hosted on Zoom. 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. Sina Sam (Academic Outreach and Innovation) will talk about her advocacy with the Khmer Anti-deportation Advocacy Group of Washington, and about the larger issues of family separation and deportation impacting the Asian American…

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Davi Kallman on Disability and Immigration

March 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

JOIN THIS EVENT USING ZOOM: wsu.zoom.us/j/171728251. Davi Kallman from WSU's Access Center will speak about the intersection of disability and immigration issues. Note: Verification of attendance is available for this event.

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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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Sina Sam on Family Separation and Deportations and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

To participate in this live, synchronous event, join Sina Sam's presentation using Zoom. Sina Sam (Academic Outreach and Innovation) will talk about her advocacy with the Khmer Anti-deportation Advocacy Group of Washington, and about the larger issues of family separation and deportation impacting the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. She will speak about how mass incarceration and increased deportations impact Cambodian American refugees, who are also survivors of genocide in their home country. A graduate of WSU's Women's, Gender,…

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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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