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Northeastern to host screening of Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now

The film—which reex­am­ines the ground­breaking doc­u­men­tary Eyes on the Prize from the view­point of civil rights activists past and present—will be screened on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Cabral Center. It will be fol­lowed by a panel dis­cus­sion with Mar­garet Burnham and Sarah Jackson, two North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers involved in social change.

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Students work to expand understanding of immigration

More than 180 stu­dents will be par­tic­i­pating in the Center of Com­mu­nity Service’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­gram this week. One group of young human­i­tar­ians will be vol­un­teering with a Texas-​​based non­profit that was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez to help fam­i­lies fight depor­ta­tions and effect pos­i­tive social change in their community.

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Black Voices Project’ chronicles race, citizenship of African-​​American community

Lola Aking­bade, S’18, inter­viewed more than two dozen African-​​Americans in St. Louis this summer, looking to cap­ture the city’s mood in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Looking ahead: Social movements in 2015

Marches and demon­stra­tions aimed at shaping the con­ver­sa­tion around race and social inequal­i­ties cap­tured the nation’s atten­tion in 2014. Here, North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Sarah Jackson talks about what we’ve learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.

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Understanding Ferguson

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors con­vened on Wednesday night to dis­cuss the fac­tors that con­tributed to and arose from the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer in Fer­guson, Missouri.

Profiling, Protest, and Politics: Understanding Ferguson

Public art project confronts street harassment

The North­eastern com­mu­nity came together for wheat-​​pasting public art projects, a block party, and an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel dis­cus­sion cen­tered on Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s artist res­i­dency, which is focused on addressing street harass­ment of women and using art to pro­voke social change.

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Art’s power to provoke social change

Tatyana Fazlal­izadeh, Northeastern’s new artist-​​in-​​residence, plans to turn campus into a tem­po­rary hub for artistic activism.

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3Qs: Citizen journalism in Ferguson

Sarah Jackson, assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies, weighs in on how the main­stream media and cit­izen jour­nal­ists have cov­ered the events in Fer­guson, Mis­souri, where the shooting death of an unarmed teenager has sparked protests and tensions.

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3Qs: The power and press of black celebrity

Assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies Sarah Jackson’s new book exam­ines how the main­stream and black press have cov­ered con­tro­ver­sial polit­ical dis­sent by African-​​American celebri­ties. Her inspi­ra­tion came from an unlikely source: Kanye West.

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Music, race, and the White House

Hip-​​hop in Amer­ican cul­ture and its con­nec­tions with Barack Obama’s pres­i­dency set the stage for a thought-​​provoking panel dis­cus­sion with experts in race, music, gender studies, pop cul­ture, and politics.

Hip Hop in the Age of Obama

3Qs: How the gay marriage movement has evolved

Sarah Jackson, assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies, explains why public sup­port for gay mar­riage has increased and how the social move­ment move­ment com­pares to others in Amer­ican history.

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