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The WSU Common Reading Program is pleased to accommodate students’ learning by offering online options to experience programming related to Born a Crime, including lectures, interviews, and documentaries, during spring semester 2021.

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.

The WSU Common Reading Program is pleased to accommodate students’ learning by offering online options to experience programming related to Born a Crime, including lectures, interviews, and documentaries, during spring semester 2021.

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March 2021

Luis Fernandez (Sustainable Communities, Northern Arizona University) on Reimagining Police: Reform, Defund, or Abolish

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The history of racial disparities in the United States is long and deeply rooted. The BLM mobilizations last summer reminded us of the explosive nature of racial mistreatment around law enforcement. In the wake of BLM, cities, counties, and states are trying to address the issue in a variety of ways. This talk will explain the basic strategies currently being considered, including their ideological orientations and assumptions. Fernandez is the author of the forthcoming book Shutting Down the Streets: Political…

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Ijeoma Oluo (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ijoema Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and Internet Yeller, who is the author of the New York Times best-sellers So You want to Talk about Race (2018) and Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power (2020). Oluo’s work focuses primarily on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and the personal essay. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and the Guardian,…

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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.