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Brian Purnell at W. E. B. DuBois Lecture 2017

Annual W. E. B. DuBois lecture addresses racism, segregation outside Southern U.S.

The annual lecture brings to light the origins and implications of racial segregation outside of the American South.
Andrew Seligsohn

Democracy, civic action center of lecture at USM

USM has partnered with Campus Compact in signing a Civic Action Plan to begin implementing social change.
Brian Purnell

Award-winning author to speak about 'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' at USM's 2nd annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture event Nov. 6

USM will host the 2nd Annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture on Race and Democracy examining "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Race and Participatory Democracy North of the Mason Dixon Line" with speaker Brian Purnell.

Where Do Jews Fit in America's Culture of Race? Full Length Video Recording of the Event

Did you miss the October 19th Convocation event? Here is full video coverage of the lecture by Dr. Eric Goldstein.
Women Without Men movie poster

First Iranian film festival in Maine to be hosted by USM Honors program as part of year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Honors program “Cinema in Iran” course, along with their instructor, professor Reza Jalali, will present the 2017 Iranian Film Festival—a first of its kind in Maine—in Portland beginning on October 20.
Lacks family speak at Hannaford Hall

Henrietta Lacks' descendants discuss bioethics, race and compassion at USM

Two descendants of Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cells have since became one of the most important tools in medicine, speak to large crowd at USM.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (book cover)

USM to host “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture Oct. 13

USM will host a lecture featuring the descendants of Henrietta Lacks as they explore ethics, race, and the commercialization of human tissue on Oct. 13.
USM Convocation 2017

USM kicks off 2017 Convocation with unprecedented outdoor event on Portland Campus

"The USM of today gladly takes on its role as important, relevant and courageous," USM President Glenn Cummings said. "We are the university that will not shy away from any topic that makes this country greater and adds to a dialogue that we all desire."

USM Student Kahla Jusell discusses USM's 2017 Convocation theme

USM Student Kahla Jusell discusses USM's 2017 Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy," and its importance to her as a Maine resident studying Race and Ethnic Studies.

USM Student Veteran Stephen White discusses USM's 2017 Convocation theme

USM Student Veteran Stephen White discusses USM's 2017 Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy," and its importance to him as a student and Air Force veteran.

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