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John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy

West Forum Events

Fall 2014-2015
 

Dr. John Holder: The Constitution and the Right to Vote

 In honor of Constitution Day, Dr. John Holder will discuss the right to vote in the US Constitution. He will discuss historical aspects as well as current obstacles to the right to vote.

September 16, 11am; Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center

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Sixth Annual Banned Book Reading

Students from the WU Literary Society and the WU NCTE will do dramatic readings from the following banned books:

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Bone (Comic Book Series) by Jeff Smith 

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

September 23, 7pmOwens Hall G02; Cultural Event approval pending

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Contemporary Questions about Desegregation and Resegregation

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Dr. Rosalyn Mickelson and Dr. Stephen Smith will discuss desegregation of public schools in the United States and in North and South Carolina in particular.

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Date and Time: To Be Announced

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Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable

In conjunction with the exhibition “Question Bridge: Black Males,” a “Blueprint Roundtable” will be held to facilitate multi-generational dialogue about leadership, mentorship, and critical social issues in the black community. Roundtable participants are:  Timothy Hopkins ’83, ’85, ’00, Kambrell Garvin ’13, Saani Perry, Joshua Dantzler, Rudy Currence, Ron Nelson Jr., Willis Lewis and Morenga Hunt.

October 7, 7pm; Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center

Sponsored by: John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, Minor in African American Studies, DiGiorgio Student Union, Office of Diversity and Student Engagement, Winthrop University Galleries

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Winthrop Poll: Previewing the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election

  Dr. Scott Huffmon will discuss the results of the latest Winthrop Poll as the relate to the November 2014 Gubernatorial election.

October 14, 11amKinard Hall Auditorium (018)

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Superintendent of Education Debate

Candidates for South Carolina Superintendent of Education will debate issues related to education in South Carolina.

 October 14, 7pm-8pm; Richardson Ballroom with overflow in Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center; cultural event approval pending

FREE and open to the public
 

School Board Candidate Forum

 Rock Hill School District Three Candidates for the Rock Hill School District Three School Board will discuss issues related to our schools.
Moderator: Dr. Laura Ulrich, College of Business

October 21, 7:30pm-8:30pm; Whitton Auditorium, Carroll Hall; cultural event approval pending

FREE and open to the public
 

Summer 2015

NEW Leadership South Carolina


Summer Institute
May 2015 
Winthrop University Campus

The John C. West Forum and Winthrop University will partner with the College of Charleston to host the first NEW Leadership-South Carolina Summer Institute. The NEW Leadership - South Carolina program is a member of the NEW Leadership Network, led by the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University. Approximately 20-30 college students will come to the Winthrop campus to learn about women's leadership and careers in public affairs. Watch for applications--coming soon!