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Weigh in on social justice issues like DACA and white supremacy at upcoming #CriticalConversations forums on October 10 and 11.

The Office of Intercultural Relations is launching a new forum series entitled #CriticalConversations. This is a collaboration between Intercultural Relations and academic departments to “Think with Purpose” and “Engage in Community” on social justice issues.

The first topic for #CriticalConversation is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This panel will highlight information on the U.S. Constitution, immigration laws, and implications for rescinding DACA. Join faculty and students for this discussion on community, law, and advocacy on Tuesday, October 10 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Skybox.

The second #CriticalConversation is entitled “Histories of White Supremacy: Civil War Memory, Immigration Restriction, and Black Lives Matter” and will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October in Vail Commons at Buchanan Hall. This conversation will highlight the historical roots of current political issues. Discussion will follow the following three presentations:

  • Assistant Professor of History Rudi Batzel: “The Civil War in American History: Historiography, Statues, and Flags”
  • Lecturer in History Christina Groeger: “Border Politics: America’s Love/Hate Relationship with Immigrant Labor”
  • Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies Courtney Cain: “The Long Civil Rights Movement: From Ida B. Wells to Angela Rye”

If you are seeking to collaborate or want more information about this initiative please email intercultural@mx.lakeforest.edu.