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Standing Room Only: This Muslim American Life and Special Education Forum

On October 19, writer and professor Moustafa Bayoumi talked about what the War on Terror looks like from the Muslim-American perspective. The first half of today’s episode is a continuation of the November 1st episode of Standing Room Only. The remainder of the show takes us to a different event — Special Education in the Betsy DeVos Era: a Panel Discussion About Meeting …

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Standing Room Only: Nuclear Dangers

On October 11, Geoff Wilson of the Ploughshares Fund in Washington, DC spoke about the Trump administration’s planned $1 trillion nuclear weapons escalation and the growing risks of war with North Korea and Iran. The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition co-sponsored the talk, alongside the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Just Peace Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist …

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Standing Room Only: Islamophobia Discussion and Nuclear Dangers

On September 26, Indiana University’s Pi Lambda Phi and the Center for the Middle East held a discussion about Islamophobia. It was moderated by IU Department of Religious Studies professor Kevin Jaques. The panelists were Luma Khabbaz, the president of the Muslim Student Association and Dr. Abdul Kareem Baram, the director of public relations for the Islamic Center of Bloomington. …

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Standing Room Only: Reconciliation Projects — The Vexed Racial Politics of Genetics Ancestry Testing

On September 14, sociologist Dr. Alondra Nelson spoke about racial politics in DNA testing. Dr. Nelson is a Columbia University professor of sociology and the president of the Social Science Research Council. She was also Indiana University’s Institute for Advanced Study Fall 2017 Branigin Lecturer, which was jointly sponsored by the Council for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society …

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Standing Room Only: Trans in Indiana

On August 26, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and Bloomington PRIDE teamed up to hold a panel and discussion about transgender experiences. The conversation was part of a state-wide series from the ACLU about transgender education and advocacy. The event was held at Monroe Public Library.

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Standing Room Only: Green Drinks and Monroe County Democrats’ Club

On June 28, Indiana University environmental science and geological science professor Jeff White spoke about the science and politics of climate change. He called it one of the most challenging dilemmas humans have faced. White was recently appointed director of the university’s Integrated Program in the Environment. White’s presentation was for Green Drinks Bloomington, an organization with monthly events for …

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Standing Room Only: Deep Dialogue Part 2

On September 7, the Deep Dialogue project opened in the Indiana Memorial Union with a panel discussion about race, history, community and healing in contemporary literature. The project is sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington and Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, with funding from the Indiana Humanities with support from the …

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Standing Room Only: Deep Dialogue Part 1

On September 7, the Deep Dialogue project opened in the Indiana Memorial Union with a panel discussion about race, history, community and healing in contemporary literature. The project is sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington and Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, with funding from the Indiana Humanities with support from the …

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Standing Room Only: The Garden of England

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 2, one of the panels focused on Working Class deindustrialization in the UK. The panelists were Tim Strangelman, David Nettleingham, and Emma Pleasant — all from the University of Kent.

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Standing Room Only: The Specter of Downward Mobility

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 3, one of the panels focused on downward mobility and the people it most affects. Panelists included Carolyn Barnes of Duke University, Allison Hurst of Oregon State University, Betsy Leondar-Wright …

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