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Human Rights Day commemoration in Fresno

By Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, Fresno State professor emeritus and chair of the Human Rights Coalition “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.” Those were the powerful and bold words expressed by Hillary Clinton, ...

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Ethics Center hosts Anti-Muslim, Arab discrimination and civil rights panel

The Fresno State Ethics Center hosted its first Anti-Muslim, Anti-Arab Discrimination and Civil Rights panel Thursday evening in the University Business Center to discuss the civil rights and discriminatory stereotypes aimed toward Muslim-Americans and Arab-Americans. The panel included guest speakers ...

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Campus gathers to celebrate the Gandhi’s life

Fresno State students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Peace Garden Friday to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 146th birthday and also to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Gandhi Memorial. Gandhi was the primary leader of ...

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Retired Fresno State professor showcases the 70-year struggle for LGBT civil rights in book

Lillian Faderman, a retired Fresno State English professor and author, released her new book “The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle,” Sept. 8, as the story of LGBT civil rights in the United States. Federman, who began to write ...

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Saying ‘all lives matter’ dismisses black lives

Why do we say Black Lives Matter? Because in our society, historically and presently, they haven’t, and don’t. That is not to say that they shouldn’t. They do. What it is saying is that the current society holds little regard ...

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Kennedy’s legacy discussed on eve of 50th anniversary of death

Four Fresno State professors spoke Monday about the historical significance of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his legacy as president during a panel discussion.

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NAACP is coming to Fresno State

Second year philosophy and pre-law student Alyssa Smith wants to make a difference on campus. Smith is in the process of starting up a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) college branch on Fresno State’s campus.

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Candidates take on student issues

College is not affordable for many families. Many college students are in debt or lack health care. And some students are worried about what jobs will be available when they graduate in the next couple years.

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Words of Freedom

Fresno State’s local talent pool took center stage at Friday night’s Spoken Words of Freedom in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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