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Turning Anguish into Purpose with Jimmie C. Gardner Wilkinson's Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

September 30, 2020 by | News

Earlier this week Wilkinson College and the Fowler School of Law joined forces to bring judicial reform advocate, Jimme C. Gardner, who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for more than 27 years before being exonerated, back to Chapman as part of the Chapman Dialogue Series and Wilkinson’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the

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Recording of A Source of Self-Regard: Artist Talk Featuring Ivan Forde, Niama Safia Sandy, and David L. Bell

September 29, 2020 by Jessica Bocinski | News

September 17th, the Escalette Collection of Art hosted its first event in conjunction with Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories. Ivan Forde, an artist featured in the virtual exhibition, was joined by anthropologist, artist, curator, and educator Niama Safia Sandy and introduced by David L. Bell of the Visitor Welcome Center in Los Angeles. If you didn’t have

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Career Corner Meet Alumni, Tyler Park, Art Gallery Owner

September 28, 2020 by Erin Berthon | News

Tyler Park (‘12), who graduated with a B.F.A in Studio Art, made a lifelong dream come true when he opened his very own gallery, Tyler Park Presents, in Silverlake, California. Park grew up in Murrieta, just outside of Temecula. At a young age, he became interested in art and spent a lot of his time

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After 27-Year Fight for Social Justice, Criminal Rights Advocate Starts a New Chapter at Chapman With a full scholarship, Jimmie C. Gardner works toward a bachelor’s degree. He’ll share his legal odyssey in Chapman’s ‘Engaging the World’ series exploring social justice and systemic racism.

September 21, 2020 by | News

September is always special to Jimmie C. Gardner. In 2016, that was the month when charges leading to his wrongful conviction and a legal nightmare lasting nearly 30 years were finally dismissed. This year the anniversary is especially extraordinary. Gardner, now a motivational speaker and advocate for prison reform and inmate rights, became a full-time

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Italian Studies minor Grace Montgomery is awarded 2020 Casola Prize

September 17, 2020 by | News

Italian Studies minor Grace Montgomery ’22, was recently awarded the prestigious 2020 Casola Prize from the Patrons of Italian Culture (PIC), a scholarship that provides financial support to outstanding students in the study of Italian language and culture at the university level. Montgomery’s submission letter outlined her journey with the Italian culture, including her hopes

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From Our Eyes  Tryphena Yeboah (‘21): The Courage to Write  

September 14, 2020 by Tryphena Yeboah (MFA ‘21) | News

From Our Eyes showcases Wilkinson students’ first-hand accounts of their undergraduate and graduate experiences. This post features Tryphena Yeboah (MFA ‘21). Yeboah is a 2019-21 MFA fellows and an international student from Ghana. She recently took 3rd Place for her nonfiction essay titled “The Ravages of an Unloved Life” with Narrative, an online literary magazine

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Sociology Professor Dr. Pete Simi Awarded Grant for Counterterrorism Research How can we support families to more effectively identify and counter warning signs for white supremacist extremism?

September 8, 2020 by | News

“For too long we have ignored the problem of white supremacist extremism which has allowed this problem to grow and fester.” said Dr. Pete Simi, Associate Professor of Sociology. “Now, we are facing on and offline recruitment occurring across a wide range of social media platforms and youth subcultures with increased sophistication sometimes relying on

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Faculty Books: Kevin O’Leary and Madison’s Sorrow

September 8, 2020 by Philip Goodrich | News

With a current political environment that seems more divisive than ever, many Americans find themselves questioning the actions, decisions, and beliefs of those in power. In his new book, “Madison’s Sorrow: Today’s War on the Founders and America’s Liberal Ideal,” (Pegasus Books distributed by Simon & Schuster), Kevin C. O’Leary (Political Science) provides “an eye-opening cultural

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Chapman Student Combines Research, Activism to Combat Racism in Local Schools With faculty mentorship, Marisa Quezada ’22 informs activism with data.

September 8, 2020 by | News

Marisa Quezada ’22 was scrolling through her Instagram feed when a post about racism in her community’s schools caught her eye. It was a survey asking community members to share their stories about racism on Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) campuses. Quezada, who grew up in the district, didn’t think twice before submitting her own

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