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Hate speech is subject of spring Diversity Scholars Series


February 02, 2012

ASU presents its biannual Diversity Scholars Series, Feb. 28-29, to highlight current research on hate speech.

Special guest Chon Noriega, a professor from the University of California-Los Angeles, will give the keynote address, "To Combat Hate Speech with More Speech: New Approaches to Studying Broadcast Media and Online Social Networks."

The spring series also will include a reception and two workshops that will revolve around Noriega’s current research.

Noriega is a professor in UCLA's Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, and he is director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. He has published 10 books on Latino art, media and performance. He is editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies and A Ver: Revisioning Art History – a book series dedicated to the contributions of U.S. Latino artists.

Click here for additional information on Noriega’s research.

The Diversity Scholars Series is a biannual event that provides the opportunity for discourse with nationally and internationally recognized scholars and leaders in higher education. The series especially is interested in bringing visibility and understanding to current intergroup, multicultural, diversity and social justice research, policy making and teaching practices in higher education.

The keynote address and a reception with light hors d'oeuvres are scheduled to take place from 5  to 7 p.m., Feb. 28, in room 128 of the Cronkite building, on the Downtown Phoenix campus.

The workshops include:

Session I – “Studying Mass Media through Engaged Scholarship” – 9 to 11 a.m., Feb. 29, Cronkite Executive Board Room 444, Downtown Phoenix campus. Light breakfast will be provided.

Session 2 – “Making a Difference on Campus” – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 29, UCENT 822A, Downtown Phoenix campus. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact institutionalinclusion@asu.edu for additional information regarding this upcoming series.