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2019 Social Justice Research Paper Award Winners

Congratulations to 2019 Social Justice Research Paper Award Winners Sarah McCoy and Hannah White.

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2018 Social Justice Research Paper Award Winners

Congratulations to 2018 Social Justice Research Paper Award Winners Talyor Ratliff and Bamba Ndiaye.

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2017 Social Justice Research Paper Award Winners

Congratulations to 2017 Social Justice Research Paper Award Winners Treva Hodges, Caitlin Ray, and Kelsey Voit.

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2016 Social Justice Research Paper Award Winners

Congratulations to 2016 Social Justice Research Paper Award Winner Tyler Short

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Kent School Black Lives Matter Endorsement

Kent School Black Lives Matter Endorsement

Faculty and staff from across the University of Louisville signed a letter supporting the Kent School of Social Work endorsement of the Black Lives Matter movement that was presented to President Neville Pinto and Provost Dale Billingsley on December 20, 2016.

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Freedom is a Constant Struggle

Freedom is a Constant Struggle

2016 – Angela Y Davis's lecture was inspired by her 2015 book of the same title, Freedom is a Constant Struggle.

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2011 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners

Congratulations to 2011 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Allison Lutes and Tyler Donovan

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2010 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners

Congratulations to 2010 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners John Vance and Joelle Robinson.

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2012 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners

Congratulations to 2012 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Megan Helton, Elizabeth Tatum-Barnes, Brice Nordquist.

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2013 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners

Congratulations to 2013 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Emily Maiden, Jacob Eleazer and Gregory Justis.

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2015 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners

Congratulations to 2015 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winner Leah Gravius.

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2014 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners

Congratulations to 2014 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Aletia Robey and Elisabeth Virgo.

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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

2015 – Emory University historian Carol Anderson's lecture was inspired by Anderson’s essay for the Washington Post titled “Ferguson Isn’t About Black Rage Against Cops. It’s White Rage Against Progress” – which immediately went viral — and is also the subject of a forthcoming book.

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From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Why we need a new culture of belonging

From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Why we need a new culture of belonging

2014 – University of California Berkeley professor of law, African American studies and ethnic studies John A. Powell, J.D. provided insights based on decades of research and activism in the areas of race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty and democracy.

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Why the Past Won’t Go Away: The Crisis of History in the Age of Post-Racialism

Why the Past Won’t Go Away: The Crisis of History in the Age of Post-Racialism

2013 – Schomburg Center director Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad spoke about how knowing the past directly relates to understanding the present race-related crises.

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