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September 2016

Charles Weller (History) on “Islamic Contributions to Western Civilization in a World Historical Perspective”

September 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Todd 216, Todd Hall WSU Campus
Pullman, 99164 United States

This talk will highlight all the ways -- medically, scientifically, technologically, educationally, philosophically, culturally, linguistically, economically -- that the Islamic world has contributed to “Western Civilization.” It will emphasize the interdependence of all peoples and cultures historically with a view to promoting mutual understanding, peace and cooperation through recognition of the significant heritage we share. This view suggests a fundamental redefining of the way we understand “the West” and “Islam” and their relation to one another both historically and presently.…

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Screening of A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
CUB Auditorium, Cub Compton Union Bldg, 1500 Glenn Terrell Mall
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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This documentary by Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary, her second award in that category. This 40-minute film focuses on honor killing, a practice that results in the death or injury of more than 1,000 Pakistani girls and women each year, especially in rural areas. A Girl in the River tells the story of Saba, an 18-year-old girl who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle, but survived…

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Khalida Brohi, 2016 Common Reading Invited Lecture and Founder of the Sughar Empowerment Foundation

September 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CUB Sr Ballroom, Compton Union Building
Pullman , WA 99164 United States
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When she was a teenager in the Balochistan region of Pakistan, Khalida Brohi witnessed the honor killing of her friend, who had married for love. Today, she's the founder and executive director of the Sughar Empowerment Society. The nonprofit, whose name means "skilled and confident woman," provides Pakistani tribal women with the education, skills, and income opportunities to empower them to take a leadership role in their households, their communities, and the world. Brohi’s goal is to change the lives…

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October 2016

Panel Discussion with Eileen Pollack

October 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Honors Lounge, Honors Hall
Pullman, 99164
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Eileen Pollack is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction whose novel, Breaking and Entering, won the Grub Street National Book Prize and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection. She also is the author of Paradise, New York, a novel, and two collections of short fiction. Her creative nonfiction includes Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull and The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club. She teaches in…

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An interactive workshop led by Robby Cooper (Human Development) on Turning Values into Action

October 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gannon Goldsworthy Lobby, Gannon-Goldsworthy Hall
Pullman , WA 99164 United States

A powerful connection between I am Malala and the experiences of WSU students is the opportunity to discover and develop they value, and then to equip themselves to turn those values into action. Robby Cooper will lend his workshop and leadership expertise to this interactive event, which will lead students through a process of considering their own values and the processes that would enable them to act upon those values. This is event is open to students living in the…

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An interactive workshop led by Robby Cooper (Human Development) on Turning Values into Action

October 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Northside Hall Lobby, Northside Hall
Pullman, WA 99164 United States
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A powerful connection between I am Malala and the experiences of WSU students is the opportunity to discover and develop they value, and then to equip themselves to turn those values into action. Robby Cooper will lend his workshop and leadership expertise to this interactive event, which will lead students through a process of considering their own values and the processes that would enable them to act upon those values. This is event is open to students living in the…

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Laci Green on Taking Down Rape Culture

October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
CUB Auditorium, Cub Compton Union Bldg, 1500 Glenn Terrell Mall
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Laci Green was named one of the 30 most influential people on the internet by Time in 2016. A feminist activist, she has a talent for explaining difficult subjects in a straightforward and disarming way. The Women’s Resource Center is sponsoring her talk, which will focus on what we can do to dismantle rape culture and violence against women. Common Reading Stamp available.

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November 2016

An interactive workshop led by Robby Cooper (Human Development) on Turning Values into Action

November 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
McCroskey Hall Lobby, McCroskey Hall
Pullman , WA 99164 United States
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A powerful connection between I am Malala and the experiences of WSU students is the opportunity to discover and develop they value, and then to equip themselves to turn those values into action. Robby Cooper will lend his workshop and leadership expertise to this interactive event, which will lead students through a process of considering their own values and the processes that would enable them to act upon those values. This is event is open to students living in the…

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March 2017

New Exhibit at WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections (March – June)

March 22, 2017 - June 1, 2017
Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections, Holland/Terrell Libraries
Pullman, WA United States
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Ambitions and Intellect: Pioneering Women at WSU An opening reception is planned from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the MASC lobby A new exhibit in WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections, “Ambitions and Intellect: Pioneering Women at WSU,” explores the stories of early women contributors at the fledgling college. It is part of this year’s events around Women’s History Month and the Common Reading book “I Am Malala.” Before 1900, women were denied entrance to many Eastern colleges, which…

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January 2018

MLK 2018 Community Celebration with Keynote Speaker Shaun King

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CUB Sr Ballroom, Compton Union Building
Pullman , WA 99164 United States
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Since 1986, the first year of the Martin Luther King holiday, Washington State University has held an annual program to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The annual celebration highlights the work and service of WSU community members contributing to social justice through arts, leadership, and volunteerism. Shaun King, prominent journalist and activist, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the community celebration. As the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News and a regular…

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