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Spring Celebration

Each spring, we celebrate another year of success and service with our Spring Celebration, which brings nationally recognized speakers to campus for lectures and receptions with students, staff, faculty, and the public.

The 2021 celebration March 10-12 is focused on racial injustice.

Colloquium on Racial Justice: Racial Inequities as Health Inequities

October 26, 2020

Panelists: Jonathan Alcántar, Trey Andrews, Virginia Chaidez, Margaret Huettl, Angela Palmer-Wackerly

Moderator: Sergio Wals

What are some explanations for the racial health disparities evident in the Covid-19 pandemic? How can we address these disparities? How do these reflect larger issues of racial inequality in health and health care?

Racing and Erasing History

September 28, 2020

Panelists: James Garza, Kristen Hoerl, Casey Kelly, and Cynthia Willis-Esqueda

Moderator: Sergio Wals

Is is right to tear down historic statues? When should a sports team's mascot be changed? Should buildings named after slaveholders be renamed? How can we make decisions that are fair?

Colloquia and guest speakers

We offer regular colloquia in which a panel of our faculty members discusses issues relevant to current events and to their own research and then facilitates a community discussion of the topic. We also regularly host guest speakers who talk on a variety of topics. All our events are free and open to the public.

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