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September 2014

Conversation with Tom Hillier, former Chief Federal Defender

September 16 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Barbieri Courtroom,
721 N. Cincinnati St, Spokane, WA 99220 United States
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Described by the Seattle Times as Seattle’s “hell-raising, hippie public defender,” Mr. Hillier (’73) served as Seattle’s Chief Federal Public Defender for 28 years. His notable clients included the “Millennium Bomber” and the defendant in the cyanide-spiked Excedrin case.

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April 2014

Taking a Stand Against Racism

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barbieri Courtromm,
721 N Cincinnati St, Spokane,
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The Stand Against Racism brings people together from all walks of life – across the campus and the community – to raise awareness that racism and injustices still exist. This year’s event will feature small group discussions facilitated by Vik Gumbhir of the GU Sociology Department and Inga Laurent of the GU Law School, focusing on current event issues, namely “stand your ground” laws. This program is FREE and pizza will be provided.

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Free

Theological Bioethics: Dr. Christina A. Astorga

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barbieri Courtroom,
721 N. Cincinnati St, Spokane, WA 99220 United States
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Gonzaga University College of Arts and Sciences Presents Theological Bioethics: A Feminist, Liberationist, and Global Optic Dr. Christina A. Astorga, of the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University Theological Bioethics holds that a Christian theological commitment to social justice should seek to shape public policy and social practices in bioethics, posing a critique to the ethos of exclusion, privilege, and profit. This talk addresses bioethical issues and problems within a theological framework from a feminist, liberationist, and global optic. It…

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Commemorating the Rwanda Genocide

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbieri Courtroom,
721 N. Cincinnati St, Spokane, WA 99220 United States
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This year marked the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda—a systematic, nationwide attempt to exterminate the country’s Tutsi minority. Up to 1 million people were killed in only 100 days. On April 23, at 6:30 pm, in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga Law School, Law Professors Cheryl Beckett and Mary Pat Treuthart, and Adjunct Professor and Federal Defender Jaime Hawk, will screen award-winning documentarian Anne Aghion’s film, My Neighbor My Killer. This film is the fourth in a…

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Gary J. Gates of The Williams Institute: LGBT Demographics and the Public Square

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barbieri Courtroom,
721 N Cincinnati St, Spokane, 99220
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LGBT Demographics and the Public Square : A presentation by Gary J. Gates of The Williams Institute at UCLA. This presentation will summarize the demographic characteristics of LGBT populations in the US and show how empirical evidence often contradicts popular perceptions about this community. The presentation will also consider how demographic and other LGBT-related social science research has effected public debate and discourse related to public policy issues effecting the LGBT community. Gary J. Gates is a recognized expert on…

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Designing the Healthcare Provider of the Future

April 14 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Bing Crosby Theater,
901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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Chad Priest is the Chief Executive Officer at MESH, Inc. Drawing upon his clinical, military, legal and policy experience, Chad works with coalition members and stakeholders to enable healthcare providers to effectively respond to emergency events and remain viable through recovery. This event is co-sponsored by ASWSU and Gonzaga’s School of Nursing and Human Physiology and everyone is invited with free admission. A reception preceding the talk from 5:30 – 6:00 pm, with light appetizers. Presentation of TEDx talk will…

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Free

Hobby Lobby: What’s Next Regarding the ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate?

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barbieri Courtroom

The Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the ACA’s contraceptive mandate on March 25, 2014. After the Oral Arguments have been given, Professors Williams and DeWolf will present their impression of what occurred during the oral arguments and make predictions with regard to the outcome of the impact.

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March 2014

League of Women Voters Judicial Panel

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barbieri Courtromm,
721 N Cincinnati St, Spokane,

A judicial panel discussion about poverty and how justice is affected by economics, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Spokane Area with a LWV Education Fund Grant. Forum Panelists: Judge Sam Cozza, Superior Court Judge Debra R. Hayes, District Court Retired Judge Jim Murphy, Criminal Justice Commissioner Julie Schaffer, Center for Justice Moderator: Professor Stephen Sepinuck of Gonzaga University School of Law Greetings and light refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m., with the program at 6 p.m. and…

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Free

A New Way to Terrorize? Women, Social Media, and Speech Rights

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barbieri Courtroom

Come listen to Amanda Hess, staff writer for Slate.com, talk about the impact of gender-based cyber-harassment and cyber-stalking and how we can address them, followed by a panel discussion with local experts. Event sponsored by the Faculty Speaker Series, WGST, COML, Women’s Law Caucus and NWARM.

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Speaking Event: Stephen L. Pevar

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Barbieri Courtroom,
721 N. Cincinatti St., Spokane, 99204
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GU Native American Law Students Association and GU ACLU are hosting Stephen L. Pevar, Author and Senior Staff Counsel with the ACLU. Mr. Pevar will be discussing various Indian law topics as well as his experience with the ACLU. This event is free and open to the public.

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