Claudia Rankine

By Barbara Rea on September 22, 2015 in Fall 2015, Social Justice / No Comments

Claudia Rankine’s book of prose poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, is about as timely a study on what it means to be an African American living in a white world can be. On Monday, Sept. 21, Rankine, author of Washington University’s First Year Reading Selection, Citizen: An American Lyric, will discuss her work and read passages from her book at 7 p.m. in Graham Chapel.

Paul Farmer

By Barbara Rea on September 19, 2015 in Fall 2015, Social Justice

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.” This statement from physician and anthropologist Paul Farmer serves as shorthand for the mission statement of Partners In Health (PIH), the organization he helped found three decades ago to advance the belief that health is a human right. […]

Melvin Oliver

By Barbara Rea on August 11, 2015 in Education & Society, Fall 2015, Social Justice / No Comments

Melvin Oliver’s long and distinguished career has been devoted to understanding and addressing the complex factors that contribute to deep racial disparities in wealth. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, he will give a talk on “Income and Wealth Inequality.” The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

By Sayan Patra on April 14, 2015 in National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2015 / No Comments

On February 18, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Graham Chapel, Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic and well-known author, spoke on the subject of racism in the United States as part of the Washington University Political Review Lecture.

Marriage Equality Panel

By Sayan Patra on April 13, 2015 in National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2015

On February 3, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Graham Chapel, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Residential Learning, Jill Stratton moderated a discussion on “Marriage Equality and the GOP” by a panel featuring Meghan McCain, Gregory T. Angelo and Fred Karger.