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CALS Speaker Series: Dr. Imani Perry, South to America (honoring Maurice Smith)

Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater (in person)     “Breathtaking…. Extraordinary…. In the realm of Southern letters it has no real antecedent. It is that fresh, that vital, that intellectually supercharged, that incandescent.” — Garden & Gun.   We all think we know the South. Even those who have never lived there can rattle off a list of signifiers: the Civil War, Gone with the Wind, the Ku Klux Klan, plantations,

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CALS Speaker Series: Sebastián Hidalgo and Josué Rivas, photojournalists (J.N. Heiskell program)

Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater (in person)

This exploration of photojournalism spotlights two talented photographers who will speak about their art and approach.

Sebastián Hidalgo is a civic-oriented visual and investigative journalist born and based in Chicago, IL. He covers issues related to the current state of belonging––immigration policy, low-wage labor, and environmental justice. His work has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times, The National Museum of Mexican Fine Art,

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CALS Speaker Series: Kimberly Wehle, How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why

Honoring Rabbi Ira Sanders

What does the average person have in common with lawyers? From the mundane to the game-changers, decisions need to be made every day. But a key way in which the everyday person differs from a lawyer is how each goes about making decisions. A non-lawyer often searches for answers to validate or solidify a pre-conceived decision, while a lawyer looks for questions.

Based on her book, How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why: A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas,

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