Empowering Media That Matters


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Faculty Forum: Games to Empower Neighborhoods

Professor Benjamin Stokes will explain how a new kind of of game is fighting segregation and promoting sustainable business. A new class of civic games is affecting the real world. Real-world games...

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2015 Human Rights Film Series: Out in the Night Screening and Q&A

Through the lives of four young women, Out in the Night reveals how their race, gender identity and sexuality became criminalized in the mainstream news media and criminal legal system. Out in the...

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2015 Human Rights Film Series: 3 1/2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS Screening and Q&A

3 1⁄2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS dissects the aftermath of the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis and the trial of Michael Dunn who, in 2012, shot him repeatedly at a Florida gas station for playing his...

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2015 Human Rights Film Series: Daisy & Max Screening and Q&A

Set in the part of L.A. popularly known as South Central, Daisy & Max explores the world of gang violence intervention workers, the long shadows of mass incarceration on families and children,...

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2015 Human Rights Film Series

American University’s Center for Media & Social Impact and the Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law are excited to announce the 16th Annual Human...

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Faculty Forum – Declan Fahy: THE NEW CELEBRITY SCIENTIST

In his new book The New Celebrity Scientists: Out of the Lab and into the Limelight, Professor Declan Fahy profiles eight eloquent, controversial, and compelling sellers of science to investigate...

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In a documentary series, jointly produced by AU School of Communication & Tec de Monterrey film students, a cross-cultural group of film students from both schools traveled to the remote...

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“Limited Partnership” Screening

  Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to...

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How do the Palestinian and Israeli educational systems teach the history of their respective nations and their intertwined conflict? Israeli director Tamara Erde set out to answer this is a...

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