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Cultural Appreciation, Appropriation or Assimilation? Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies

October 17, 2022 by Hannah Smith | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Fish Interfaith Center welcomed anti-racism educator Manpreet Kalra and TEDx speaker Vishavjit Singh as part of Wilkinson’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies series. The discussion, moderated by Rev. Dr. Gail Stearns, explored Sikh identity in the United States, and how racial,

New Partnership with the Center for International Experiential Learning

October 14, 2022 by David Krausman | News

The MA in International Studies program and the Department of Peace Studies are excited to announce a new partnership with the Center for International Experiential Learning (CIEL). CIEL’s unique holistic learning model combines extensive interdisciplinary pre-travel scholarly education with on-the-ground experiential learning in conflict-affected regions guided by internationally recognized scholars and local experts. This past

The Top 10 Fears in America 2022 Did your fears make the list?

October 14, 2022 by Christian Grevin | News

If it’s spooky season, it’s time for The Chapman University Survey of American Fears (CSAF) to reveal the top 10 fears in America! The CSAF is an ongoing project, now in its ninth year. Conducted annually, it follows trends over time and identifies new fears as they emerge. The survey is a nationally representative sample

Reclaiming Our Voices: The Ethnic Studies Movement in Santa Ana Unified School District A new law requires ethnic studies education for all high school students in California; Chapman asked representatives from the Santa Ana Unified School District to discuss why ethnic studies matters.

October 12, 2022 by Staci Dumoski | News

In October 2021, California’s State Assembly passed AB 101, a law requiring every student at a public high school to take an ethnic studies course as part of their core curriculum. In June 2020, more than a year before the state bill was passed, the SAUSD school board voted unanimously in favor of establishing an

Celebrating the Museum Without Walls In 2022, Chapman University’s Escalette Permanent Art Collection celebrates “10+2” years as a center of public art for the campus and community.

October 10, 2022 by Staci Dumoski | News

For more than a decade, Chapman University’s Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Art Collection in Wilkinson College has served as an important research institute and learning laboratory for students, while curating an ever-growing collection of public art. Since it was first established in 2010, the “Museum Without Walls” has grown to include 830 works, including

The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon

October 10, 2022 by Staci Dumoski | News

A two-night event presented by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University will explore the life and art of Charlotte Salomon. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, an online lecture by noted Salomon expert Monica Bohm-Duchen will introduce the life and work of the German-Jewish artist, who died in Auschwitz at the age of 26.

Wounded Land: Unbroken Spirit of Ukraine Alum Documents the Lives of Ukrainians During War with Russia

October 10, 2022 by | News

Wilkinson College alum, Scott Marshutz ‘87 (English major with a journalism emphasis) started Marshootz Productions in 2017, producing documentary films that have tackled subjects such as the desalination project in Huntington Beach, endangered marine life on Mataking Island in Malaysia, and Let ‘Em Play, the story of four Southern California para-athletes who advance into the

An Escalette Summer From Intern to Job: A Student's Journey

October 5, 2022 by Jean Park '24, CCI & Dance major | News

This story begins in a little coffee shop in Urbana, Illinois, where I paired my first day as an intern at the Escalette Collection (in Wilkinson College) with a blackberry latte and a croissant. I opened Jessica Bocinski’s e-mail attached with my official 10-week internship program. Seeing the program she curated just for me, I

Liberating Mindfulness Faculty Books

September 29, 2022 by | News

How can self-help practice bring about true individual happiness or societal happiness when so many problems stem from racist, misogynist, heteronormative, and classist policies and structures? This is just one of the hard questions Dean Gail Stearns, Associate Professor of Religious and Peace Studies in Wilkinson College tackles in her latest publication Liberating Mindfulness: from

Artist Gerald Clarke Reclaims Cahuilla Sovereignty ETW: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies

September 28, 2022 by Jessica Bocinski | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences hosted multimedia artist and educator Gerald Clarke as part of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies initiative. Clarke, a member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians, combines different media in his sculptures, paintings, videos, installations, and other projects. Inspired by his cultural heritage,

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