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Spring Lecture Series Tackles Big Issues

The Office of Student Life and Activities has announced the lineup for this semester’s Lecture Series, which will feature two documentary filmmakers and a nationally recognized civil rights expert.

Beginning on Feb. 24, the Lecture Series will offer free film screenings and interactive discussions on a wide range of issues, including race, campus safety and privacy in the digital age.

The events will kick off on in the Student Life Center on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. with a screening of the acclaimed documentary “I’m Not Racist … Am I?”.

The film documents the interactions of a diverse group of teenagers over the course of a year, confronting issues such as culture, identity and institutional racism.

“They have the kinds of conversations most of us are afraid to have,” said director Catherine Wigginton Greene. “By watching the painful, awkward, uncomfortable—and sometimes fun—process they go through, we hope audiences will learn how to have those effective conversations that can lead to progress.”

Greene will be on hand to answer questions and host an interactive discussion with the audience following the screening.

On Tuesday, March 3 at 11:45 a.m., civil rights activist Annie Clark will host a lecture called “Title IX and Campus Activism; Know Your Rights.” Clark, co-founder of the national advocacy group End Rape on Campus, will discuss the prevalence of sexual assaults at American colleges and how citizens can fight to stop them.

On Tuesday, March 24 at 11:45 a.m., documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback will discuss his new film “Terms and Conditions May Apply.” The film examines how individuals often “sign away” their privacy rights without knowing it, allowing companies and government organizations to access and share their personal information.

For more information about the Lecture Series call the Student Life and Activities office at 732-224-2788 or visit their website.

PHOTO CAPTION: Catherine Wigginton Greene will present her film “I’m Not Racist … Am I?” in the Student Life Center on Feb. 24. Photo Courtesy of  Catherine Wigginton Greene.