Celebration speakers

Celebrating 50 Years of Racial Justice Education at UNL

March 28 - April 4

This year's Spring Celebration featured an outstanding line-up of lectures by star academics and documentary screenings.

Recordings of the talks are available on the event page.

Spring Celebration 2022

Visiting Distinguished Fellow

Each fall, Ethnic Studies brings an outstanding, nationally recognized scholar to campus (virtually or in person) as our Visiting Distinguished Fellow to teach ETHN 890, a one-week, one-credit-hour graduate course, and to offer a public lecture.

Melissa Tehee of Utah State University will teach and give a lecture during the fall 2022 semester.

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.

2021 Celebration

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.

What is Critical Race Theory, Anyway, and Why Do Politicians Care?

October 14, 2021

Panelists: Dr. Luis Othoniel Rosa, Dr. Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, Dean Richard Moberly, Jordan Charleton, and Eli Ornelas

Watch on Mediahub

Brazil under the Far Right: Political Antagonism and Discourse Analysis

September 22, 2021

Speaker: Idelber Avelar, Tulane University

Author of Eles em nós: retórica e antagonismo político no Brasil do século XXI.

"Attack of the Fifty-Foot (Lakota) Woman"

March 11, 2021

Speaker: Tiffany Midge

Colloquium on Racial Justice: What is Indigenous Sovereignty, and Why Does It Matter Now?

March 10, 2021

Panelists: Margaret Huettl, Jessica Shoemaker, Colette Yellow Robe, Tom Gannon

Moderator: Lory Dance

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