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Calendar of Events

Current Calendar of Events for the President's Series on Race & Free Speech

The Office of the President, in collaboration with Academic Affairs, Institutional Diversity and Equity and Government Affairs, is sponsoring the Series on Race & Free Speech. These events offer perspectives across the political spectrum on race; the current political climate; and free speech and hate speech.

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Past Events

Election 2016: A conservative take on what's at stake
On the eve of the Election Day, political commentator Daniel Drezner visited DePaul for the talk "Election 2016: A Conservative Take on What's at Stake" as part of the President's Series on Race & Free Speech.

Martin Castro shares insights during Lunch with Vincent
Martin Castro, chair of the US Commission of Civil Rights, president and CEO of Castro Synergies, LLC & Interim CEO of Casa Central, spoke about racism during a Lunch with Vincent gathering Nov. 9.

Inclusive Speech and Expression: An Oxymoron?
Moderated by Jennifer Rosato Perea, dean of DePaul's College of Law, four nationally recognized experts explored the legal, political and social context of free speech and how we can resolve the tension between speech and inclusiveness in a teaching and learning community.

Crook County Lawyers: A Guide to Students and Lawyers Working in Chicago Criminal Courts
On Oct. 13, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve recently authored and published, "Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court". While this event was focused through a legal lens, attendees from all fields were welcomed due to the importance of community collaboration to address issues within the justice system in a holistic way.

Living well - and with each other
Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, discussed racial equality, cultural equity and the role of colleges and universities in encouraging change during the Oct. 11 Lunch with Vincent.

Krista Ratcliffe Shares Insight on Language and Listening
As part of the university's Race & Free Speech Speaker Series, Purdue University's Krista Ratcliffe shared insight about using rhetorical listening as a tactic for cross-cultural communication.

Race & Free Speech Speaker Series Presents Michael Eric Dyson
On Sept. 19, DePaul kicked off the President's Speaker Series on Race & Free Speech with a discussion on why race matters, led by Georgetown's, Michael Eric Dyson. Nearly 500 members of the university community gathered to hear Dyson speak and engage in a dialogue following the lecture.