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Drawn from his forthcoming book, Robert Tsai unearths and discusses a recent exercise in constitution writing – by American Nazis.
Just a few years ago, several leaders of the Aryan movement – some of whom are spending time in federal prison – participated in an e-convention. In the aftermath of the Aryan Nations’ collapse, these figures developed a draft constitution for a proposed “Pacific Northwest Homeland,” by which they cast themselves as the “authentic heirs” of the American political tradition and interwove European history with American constitutionalism.
Their collective effort to adopt a constitutional framework and imagine a “Northwest American Republic” represents a new wrinkle in the movement’s self-presentations and tactics, which include more mainstream outreach and political organizing, as well as appropriation of regionally popular ideas and images. Yet the contemporary movement still seeks to “liberate America from multiculturalism and feminism” and challenges the authority of the Constitution and its sovereign proclamation, “We the People of the United States.”
Joining the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies and the Journal of Hate Studies to co-sponsor this event are the Gonzaga School of Law and the Alliance for Social Justice. For information contact email@example.com or call 509-313-3665.
Hardly a day passes without hearing a newscast or seeing an article about the influence of social media on politics. Some stories highlight connections between social media and violent political unrest, others highlight how people are using social media to overthrow dictators, track disease outbreaks, and effect nonviolent social change.
Dr. Bock will discuss technologies and methodologies currently in use, such as crowdsourcing and digital mapping, for their human rights efficacy and ethical implications.
Joseph Bock is the author of The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention (MIT Press, 2012). He has addressed gatherings at the World Bank, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a UN Assembly in Cairo, Catholic University of Leuven, and the Drew University Institute on Religion and Conflict Resolution. He has consulted for the Asia Foundation, served as Director of External Relations for the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, led on-the-ground operations for Catholic Relief Services and American Refugee Committee in many parts of Asia, Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East, and served three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Joining the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies and the Journal of Hate Studies to co-sponsor this event are the Gonzaga Law School of Law and the Gonzaga Center for Global Engagement. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-313-3665.
Mary Wood, the Phillip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Environmental and Natural Resouces Law Center at the University of Oregon School of Law, will be presenting on her new book “Nature’s Trust” on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St. The presentation is free and open to the public.
“Nature’s Trust” is a book that explores the fiduciary obligation on the part of the government to safeguard ecology. Wood will discuss the difficulties with environmental law as it currently stands, and the possible transformational changes that are held within on public trust doctrine.
Mary Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Oregon School of Law. She has taught law for more than twenty years, specializing in property law, environmental law, and federal Indian law. She founded the school’s top-ranked Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program and initiated several of the program’s interdisciplinary research projects, including the Native Environmental Sovereignty Project and the Food Resiliency Project. She is the coauthor of a textbook on natural resources law and another on public trust law.
Do all the recent news reports and emails about recent incidents have you concerned about crime and public safety in Spokane? Do you want to know what City Council candidates propose to do to keep us safe on campus, downtown, and in our communities?
Are you concerned about the cost of housing in Spokane, particularly around campus? How about zoning and criminal justice reform issues involving Spokane?
Then THIS is YOUR opportunity to let your voice be heard by the four City Council candidates for the two contested seats (District 2 and District 3); and to ask whatever questions are important to you!
All four candidates for contested seats on the Spokane City Council have committed to attend, including Jon Snyder, District 2 incumbent; former State Rep. John Ahern, District 2 challenger; and Michael Cannon and Candace Mumm, two candidates for the open District 3 seat.
All four candidates are excited to hear about your concerns and answer your questions!
The event will be open to students, faculty, and staff of Gonzaga School of Law and Gonzaga University, as well as news media; however, the event will not be open to the general public.
Questions may be submitted via email to the event moderator – check your Law School email for instructions.
Free Pizza provided by the Alliance for Social Justice.
Seattle University School of Law Professor Steven W. Bender will discuss U.S. public policies in a lecture titled “How Could We? Regret and the Pursuit of Humanity” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 in the Barbieri Courtroom at the Gonzaga University School of Law. The free lecture is open to the public and part of the Human Solidarity and Security Speaker Series.
The Sports and Entertainment Law Caucus presents:
Lunch will be provided
A debate on the death penalty, featuring Chris Zimmerman