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The Black Vote: A Guide to Navigating the 2020 Election

African and African American Studies

Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:30 PM

 The African and African American Studies Program and Student Engagement for Racial Justice are excited to be hosting an active workshop on the history of voter’s suppression and contextualizing its current presence in Black and Brown communities. 'The Black Vote:  A Guide to Navigating the 2020 Election' will serve as an opportunity for students to create their own personalized voting plan, which will help them navigate the many barriers that exist today. Participants will receive a “Black GMU Votes” face mask along with a digital “Voter’s Toolkit.” The event will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Students can register here

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CSC: "From Principle to Right: The Anti-colonial Reinvention of Self-Determination"

w/ Adom Getachew, the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Event

Please join us virtually for this week's CSC talk, which will feature Adom Getachew presenting her work on the anti-colonial project of critics, intellectuals, and statesmen such as Nnamdi Azikiwe, W.E.B. DuBois and Kwame Nkrumah and the emergence of a right to self-determination as a distinctively anti-colonial ideal.

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Beauty Inside & Out

A Cross-cultural Discussion of Race, Gender and Cosmetics

Mason Korea

Friday, November 13, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Online event

People say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. What is not mentioned in this phrase, however, is that our perceptions of beauty are in the eyes of many other beholders--socially constructed globally in ways that can empower but also harm people. More than just a lecture, join us for a dynamic cross-cultural discussion bringing together leading academics on these issues and students and faculty in the Mason community in the US and Korea. We will discuss how constructions of beauty and race overlap and impact people’s health and how we can build a more beautiful, healthy and inclusive world together.

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