Spring Events

01/13/2013 - 7:00pm
01/21/2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Dr. King Commemoration Program

10:00 am Peace March
Oxford Uptown Park
Brief program followed by March

11:00 Commemoration Program
Hall Auditorium

Mr. Carl Westmoreland, Keynote Speaker

Senior Advisor for Historic Preservation
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, OH

01/31/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
MacMillan Hall 212, Oxford Campus

The Corporation (2003)
Directed by Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar
6:30 p.m., 212 MacMillan Hall
Film discussion to follow.

Part of the Robert E. Strippel Memorial Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights


02/01/2013 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
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Twelfth Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Symposium
co-presented with Wright State University Women's Studies Program and Women's Center

A one-day series of workshops, panels, and roundtables featuring local and regional students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Featured keynote talk by Tiffany Willoughby Herard: "Tell Me About Your Mother/s: A Genealogy of Contemporary Organizing in South Africa" at 2:00 p.m. in Shriver MPR.

Since the end of apartheid a new type of political movement has emerged in South African cities focused on rights to public water and electricity. As extensions of the struggle for legal rights to residence in cities, we should not be surprised by such sustained protests against the commodification and privatization of water and electricity. However, the history of these protest movements and their economic justice agenda are more accurately tied to an even earlier history of protests by rural and urban women. After all, in many ways the conditions that shaped black women's precarious access to land, cattle, housing, livelihoods, and cross-generational stability despite migration toward job centers still obtains. Drawing on the writings of Sindiwe Magona, Lauretta Ncgobo, and Njabulo Ndebele, this presentation examines the political and social strategies and the ethical precepts which black women as they survived migration and intervened in the shape and structure of the forces of involuntary migration and the construction of rural and urban spaces.

02/07/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Shideler Hall 115, Oxford Campus

David Cobb, National Projects Director, Democracy UnLimited
"We the People, Not We the Corporations"

David Cobb is National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited [and an official spokesperson for Move to Amend]. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need.
David was born in San Leon, Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1993 and maintained a successful private law practice in Houston for several years before devoting himself to full time activism to achieve real democracy in the United States.

In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount." <http://movetoamend.org/spokespeople>

He is also a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy<http://www.poclad.org/>
An interesting range of documents can be found here <http://www.poclad.org/DemocracyInsurgencyCurriculum/>

Part of the Robert E. Strippel Memorial Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights


02/08/2013 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
MacMillan Hall 212, Oxford Campus

"Implications of Corporate Personhood in Ohio"
Roundtable discussions with local activists

Christian Adams, Clean Energy Association, Environment Ohio
David Cobb, Move to Amend
Greg Coleridge, American Friends Society
Justin Jeffre, The Cincinnati Beacon


02/12/2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Farmer School of Business 1000, Oxford Campus=0A=0ATaylor Auditorum

Four Miami Faculty specializing in East Asia discuss current issues in China.

People and Place, Dr. Stanley W. Toops, Geography and International Studies
Art and Culture, Dr. Ann Barrott Wicks, Art
Economy and Environment, Dr. Sooun Lee, Information System and Analytics
Cinema and Society, Dr. Haosheng Yang, German, Russian, and East Asian Languages

02/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Shriver Center MPR B&amp;C, Oxford Campus

Black History Celebration Event

"Grand Simplification: The Challenge of Historical Illiteracy in the Age of Mass Incarceration"

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad,
Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY
Featured is his award-winning book: "The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America"
Book signing following lecture

02/21/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McGuffey Hall 322, Oxford Campus

John Dolibois, United States Ambassador to Luxembourg (retired)
"Recollections of an Interrogator"

Miami University is honored to have John Dolibois, Miami ???42, return to campus to share his experiences as an intelligence officer during the Nuremberg War Trials.
Dolibois is recognized at Miami for his long and
continuous service in development and alumni affairs as well as for aiding in the formation of the European Study Center in Luxembourg. Dolibois emigrated from Luxembourg at the age of 13 only to find himself back in his birthplace during WWII as an interrogator with the U.S. Army. Upon his
retirement from Miami University he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and served four years as Ambassador to Luxembourg. Dolibois is the sole surviving
interrogator of some of the highest ranked Nazi war criminals including Herman Goering, Julius Streicher and Rudolf Hess. He speaks candidly about his experience bringing numerous issues to light. ???Recollections of an Interrogator??? serves to open our exploration of ???The Courage to Act??? - the Genocide and Holocaust Education Program, April 3-7, 2013.

Part of the Annual Genocide and Holocaust Education Program

02/28/2013 - 4:00pm
Shriver Center B, Oxford Campus

Ramon Gutierrez, University of Chicago
#Reies Lopez Tijerina and the Religious Origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement#

The Mexican American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s encompassed two extremes: the pacifism of Cesar Chavez, who devoted himself to the unionization of agricultural workers in the Southwest, and the radicalism of Reies Lopez Tijerina, who militated for the recuperation of lands unjustly lost by New Mexico's Hispanos after the U.S.-Mexico War's end in 1848. This lecture explores the origins of Tijerina's activism by delving into his religious formation as a Pentecostal preacher, as an Assemblies of God minister, and as the founder of a utopian community preparing the faithful for the second coming of God. In the early 1960s Tijerina had an apocalyptic dream that led him to abandon his ministry and focus on the Laws of God for an interrogation of the Laws of Man. Over the course of ten years he turned his attention from wanting to liberate Christians from their sinfulness, to seeking justice for those Hispanos who lived lives of poverty, racism, and hunger. This lecture charts the transformation of Tijerina's ideology and brings attention to the unique ideas he contributed to the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.

03/06/2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Shriver Center Multipurpose Rooms, Oxford Campus

Celebrating Global Sisterhood (formerly Women of Color Celebration) is a Women's Center annual signature event designed to unite individuals from the University and community in a celebration of diversity and accomplishments of women around the world. Scheduled on or near International Women's Day, this event features an international meal, keynote speaker, student testimonials, and scholarship and award presentations. This year's event will feature a Middle Eastern theme.

03/21/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shriver Center Heritage Room, Oxford Campus

Cesar Chavez Celebration Program
"Transforming Our Future Today: Social Responsibility, Leadership, and Civic Engagement"

Leo Calderon, Director, Office of Latino Affairs, Northern Kentucky University

Leo Calder??n has over twenty-seven years of experience in higher education working at Northern Kentucky University. During his outstanding tenure, he has held numerous leadership roles including his current position as Director for Latino Student Affairs. He advices major corporations, schools and non-profit organizations on how to effectively address the educational needs of the growing Latino population. Extensive civic involvement has been part of Leo's career including board memberships at the Kentucky Board of Education, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, Behringer-Crawford Museum, Women???s Crisis Center, BRIDGES for a Just Community, English Language Learners Foundation, among others. Leo holds a Masters in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and an Associate of Arts in Psychology from Thomas More College. Leo resides in Edgewood, Kentucky with his wife, Kathy, and has three children and five grandchildren.


03/22/2013 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
MacMillan Hall 212, Oxford Campus

Community Engagement Panel and discussion
12:00 p.m.
212 macMillan Hall

"Viva La Causa" film screening and discussion
1:00 p.m.
212 MacMillan Hall

Breaking Bread - Poetry and music program
2:00 p.m.
212 MacMillan Hall

Opening exhibition and gallery tour.

03/22/2013 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
MacMillan Hall 212, Oxford Campus

Community Engagement Panel and discussion
12:00 p.m.
212 MacMillan Hall

"Viva La Causa" film screening and discussion
1:00 p.m.
212 MacMillan Hall

Breaking Bread - Poetry and music program
2:00 p.m.
212 MacMillan Hall

Opening exhibition and gallery tour.

04/01/2013 - 5:00pm
MacMillan Hall Lobby, Oxford Campus

Traveling exhibit on loan from The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Exhibit reception
4:30 p.m.
MacMillan Hall Lobby

Part of the Genocide and Holocaust Education Program


04/02/2013 - 2:15pm - 5:30pm
MacMillan Hall 212, Oxford Campus

Defying Genocide: Choices that Saved Lives
The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide in Rwanda
American Radio Works
2:15-3:30 p.m.
4:10-5:30 p.m.

04/03/2013 - 3:30pm - 8:30pm
MacMillan Hall, Oxford Campus

Love to Hide (France, 2008) 102 minutes
Directed by Christian Faure
3:30-5:30 p.m.
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Part of the Genocide and Holocaust Program

04/04/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Harrison Hall 204, Oxford Campus

"The Story Behind the Novel": A talk by Angie Cruz,Latina novelist and Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Born in Washington Heights, New York City, Angie Cruz has traveled back and forth regularly between the US and the Dominican Republic, the land of her parents. Her writing reflects her situation as a second generation Latina/Dominicana in the US. Cruz is the author of two novels, Let It Rain Coffee and Soledad, which have received widespread critical acclaim and she is currently at work on a third novel. She is also the author of four children's books. In addition to her writing, Cruz has been active in organizing Latina writers in the New York City metropolitan area as a way of building community and sharing creativity.

04/04/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
MacMillan Hall, Oxford Campus

Stanlee Stahl, Executive Vice President, The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

Community dinner
7:15 pm
Miami University Hillel Foundation
RSVP to Dorothy Falke, falkeda@muohio.edu by March 22, 2013.


04/07/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
MacMillan Hall 212, Oxford Campus

Part of the Genocide and Holcaust Education Program


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