Utah activist and civil rights leader, working in the area of immigration reform and migrant worker rights.
Students will have the opportunity to directly interface with Mr. Archuleta to ask questions and engage in conversation with him regarding issues and topics of concern and/or interest. Refreshments will be served.
A spoken word and musical performance honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A riveting performance from renowned Broadway singer and actor Charles Holt, and the ‘voice’ of Dr. King.
This presentation, offered by the UVU dance department faculty and students, seeks to demonstrate the power of dance to reflect important social, political and economic issues through movement. Presenters will showcase 3 pieces exploring gender equality, Latino issues and politics. A question and answer session will follow the performance.
A blended presentation of student papers and panel discussion addressing how film represents issues of gender and race. Moderated by Dr. Jans Wager.
A panel discussion featuring representatives from around the globe joining UVU via Skype. Participating will be: Alexey Semyonov, President – Andrei Sakharov Foundation, Svetlana Gannushkina, member of the Council of Memorial, Russia (a society dedicated to remembrance of victims of Soviet repressions), Dr. Baktybek Abdrisaev, Lecturer, UVU, Ganushkina and other representatives of civil society from Moscow. Dr. Bill Cobb will moderate.
Now that many states are recognizing same-sex marriage as legal, where do we go from here? What are the implications? What consequences will legalization have on the economy, divorce rates, etc.
A discussion featuring updates on the current Kitchen v Herbert lawsuit against Amendment 3. This case makes use of Loving v Virginia (the landmark civil rights decision of the US Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage). Parallels between race discrimination and marriage equality will be explored.
This discussion will explore two different viewpoints of growing up in a predominant Anglo society while maintaining cultural identity. Native American students will discuss how they have learned to adapt to the values and customs of a predominant Anglo society while maintaining their traditional cultural roots. . They will be joined by Latin-American students who will also share their experience living in Anglo society.
A student-led panel discussion regarding the privilege of sociocultural dominance of Mormonism in Utah Valley, featuring the view of the minority. The goal is to establish a common awareness to work together for a better tomorrow.
This extended session will focus on the process of Nonviolent Action planning. It will teach organizers how to incorporate Nonviolent Action into a campaign, discuss the safety benefits of group role play and practice, and address the legal implications in Nonviolent Action. This workshop is being hosted by the Philosophy Club. Nadine Bloch will present.
As immigration has become a critical argument in the country, the LDS Church has yet to advocate or solidify a position concerning undocumented individuals and their struggle. This panel discussion will discuss why, and the complexity behind the LDS church as a practice of liberation theology. Agustin (Tino) Diaz will serve as moderator for this session.
Information and discussion on the topics of religious differences, immigration reform, immigration and discrimination in the post-Soviet states, forgotten genocides (Chechnya) and gender inequality
In this panel, four UVU students reflect on coming of age and claiming their singular voices; portrayed through narrative, poetry, music and visual art. Moderated by Karin Anderson.
featured student papers will be: Mark Twain’s Use of Rhetoric in Combating Racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – by Ben Tullis; The Rhetoric Penetrating Proposition 8 – by Jack Garcia; and Healthcare Crisis: Rhetoric vs. Reality – by Christy Packer. This session will be moderated by Gae Lyn Henderson.
Is there room for a person to belong to the LGBT community, and belong to a religion as well? Can you live both, or does it become hypocritical? This presentation will be based on personal stories from the presenters and offer suggestions of how to bridge both.
Is there a link between animal welfare and human rights? Disregard for animal life damages the environment and compromises the health and safety of the human population. As animal studies critic Nigel Rothfels notes, ‘The way we talk or write about animals, photograph animals, think about animals, imagine animals – represent animals – is in some very important way deeply connected to our cultural environment.’
After the blood has dried, treaties are negotiated and screams have turned to silence, an uneasy and painful peace prevails. This 80-minute film portrays the tension between rage and acceptance. "Beyond Right and Wrong" offers its audience deeper connection with the familiar struggle for justice, forgiveness, repair, and reconciliation. From the genocide in Rwanda, to the violence in Israel and Palestine, to Troubles in Northern Ireland, this film is an eye-opening journey through the human narrative. A Q&A session will follow the screening.
Featured paper topics will be: Affirmative Substitution – by Tayler Brown; Confessions of an Illegal Immigrant: An Analysis of Our Social Narratives which Promote Oppression – by Jhair S. Rincon; Evolution and the Irony of Racism – by Seth Commichaux. This session will be moderated by Angie Carter.
A comparison of LGBT rights to the struggle for racial civil rights. Can they be compared? What are the differences and similarities?
The panel will share their stories of living in Utah as a member of the LGBT community, and put a personal face on the issues.