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USM Convocation hosts "Memory, Trauma and the Generations of Genocide" with internationally renowned therapist Dr. Yael Danieli

On April 3, University of Southern Maine Convocation hosts a special event, "Memory, Trauma and the Generations of Genocide," -- featuring Dr. Yael Danieli, an internationally renowned therapist who’s worked with survivors of genocide. The event also will host a panel discussion including members of communities who've survived, from the Holocaust to Darfur.
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Weekly Event Highlights

A selection of events across the university from March 21-28.
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USM Convocation events to explore trauma and race through music, lectures, and film

The University of Southern Maine presents a series of Convocation events this fall to refine and apply the knowledge of last year's theme, “Race and Participatory Democracy.” Events taking place September through November will explore trauma through a racial lens with the goal of providing opportunities for learning, professional development, and community engagement around race and trauma.

Reza Jalali’s “The Poets and the Assasin” to be performed at USM on Feb. 14

A new five-act play, “The Poet and the Assassin,” written by Reza Jalali of the University of Southern Maine’s Honors Program offers historic and contemporary insight into the situation of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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, covered by the Portland Press Herald.
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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.

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