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    September 15
    Professor of History Elliott Young’s opinion piece, titled “We Can Do More for Syrian Refugees” appears in the September 15, 2015 edition of The Huffington Post.
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    Deadline: October 7, 2015
  • November 4
    A coalition of conservation and environmental justice groups today challenged the federal air pollution permit for the Avenal Power Plant proposed in the San Joaquin Valley. In a controversial decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exempted the project from several key air pollution standards. The facility, proposed to be built by Texas-based Macquarie Energy, is targeted near the rural communities of Avenal and Kettleman City in California’s San Joaquin Valley, which already has some of the most polluted air in the country. The coalition filed legal papers with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the permit issued by the EPA.
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    September 22
    Humanity in Actiong brings a cohort of young people for a summer institute to study human rights.
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    September 22
    Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
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    September 18
    The Endowment’s Junior Fellows Program offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.
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    September 18
    Echoing Green seeks social entrepreneurs who exhibit fearlessness in defending their ideas, an unwavering belief that all individuals have the potential to contribute meaningfully to society, and a powerful passion for developing new solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.
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    September 18
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
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    September 18
    Middlebury College is pleased to The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Language. The 100 fellowships are made possible by Kathryn Davis who hopes to address the critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.
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    September 18
    To recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocate leaders on a range of international peace and security issues.
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    September 18
    For those who want to make a difference in public service.
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    October 23
    “I take photographs to tell important stories to people who weren’t there,” says Bob Fitch B.S. ’61, whose images document some of America’s greatest 20th-century human rights campaigns.
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    September 15
    Eizabeth Crespo ’16 spent the summer working in Quito for YASunidos
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    March 19

    “When you envision a lawyer, what do you see?”

    Haben Girma B.A. ’10 posed this question to her audience at the recent TEDxBaltimore conference, where she spoke about the role of public service lawyers as pioneering advocates for social justice. 

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    March 3

    Events at Lewis & Clark examine historical and contemporary issues.

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    January 15
    With a series of events, including a talk by renowned journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and take part in Black History Month.
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    November 18
    Lewis & Clark’s overseas and off-campus programs provide students with unique academic and cultural experiences.
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    November 11
    Ray Warren once wrote, “My vision is to do something positive with my life to improve race relations in the Portland community, to leave this a better world.”
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    November 11
    A broad range of guest speakers bring knowledge and inspiration to campus every year.
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    November 4
    Through his documentary films, Brian Lindstrom B.S. ’84 brings marginalized lives to light.
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    November 1
    Everyone is encouraged to participate in this survey to study the feasibility of developing and operating a high-quality on-site child development center to serve children of faculty, staff, and students.
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    August 26
    Rachel Schumacher ’14 and Nathan Romine ’14 are working alongside Assistant Professor of International Affairs Heather Smith-Cannoy on her upcoming publication on human trafficking; the group studies trafficking both in Oregon and around the world. In the following Q&A, the team members reflect on their experience.
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    May 6
    Roméo Dallaire, a Canadian senator and retired lieutenant general, will be the speaker at the commencement ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences on May 18.
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    April 15
    For the seventh year in a row, Lewis & Clark students have earned a competitive grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis’s 100 Projects for Peace Initiative. Over the summer, students Miranda Benson ’13 and Hillary Patin ’14 will promote dance movement therapy and self-defense for women in Varanasi, India.
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    February 5
    For the third consecutive year, Lewis & Clark ranks in the top 10 on the Peace Corps Top Colleges list [PDF]—the only school in Portland to receive this honor.
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    December 3
    From building a school in Malawi to serving in the U.S. Senate, Lewis & Clark students and alumni made headlines in 2012 for numerous accomplishments.
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    November 14
    Lewis & Clark’s Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program has helped create a cutting-edge legal guide to help tribal legislators strengthen LGBT equality in their governments and communities.
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    February 22
    Lewis & Clark Law School Dean Robert Klonoff will join former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize recipient F.W. de Klerk for a forum addressing global issues.
  • August 26
    On August 25, 2011, the U.S. EPA took an important step in protecting civil rights and working for environmental justice by entering into an agreement with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) to resolve a civil rights complaint filed in 1999 under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI). Title VI prohibits intentional discrimination and discriminatory effects on the basis of race, color, and national origin by recipients of federal financial assistance. By entering into this Agreement, EPA is delivering on its steadfast commitment to protecting and advancing civil rights, reforming the Agency’s Title VI program, addressing the backlog of complaints and providing effective enforcement of Title VI.
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    August 24
    In May, Portland got smacked in the face with embarrassing news: Nearly two of every three times they sought a place to rent, African-American and Latino renters found evidence of discrimination from the city’s landlords.The news came from an audit paid for by the city of Portland and conducted by the nonprofit Fair Housing Council of Oregon. The audit claimed minority testers ran across evidence of potential discrimination 64 percent of the time they talked to landlords or rental agents.

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    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
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    With support from a prestigious grant program, Katie Walter ’09 will devote her summer to promoting peace in a small community in India.

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