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Inclusive Excellence Week is Here!

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SOC Inclusive Excellence Week 2024
Thursday, February 29 - Friday, March 8

Join us for an enriching journey of diversity, dialogue, and discovery during SOC's Inclusive Excellence Week. The lineup includes engaging events such as donuts and pizza with university leaders, international music and photography showcases, thought-provoking film screenings, and discussions that bridge cultures, communities, and AU. Don't miss out on unique experiences like Story Movements at Planet Word and networking opportunities that pave the way for inclusion in the workplace. Celebrate excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion with us. View the entire lineup and RSVP to all events!

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Stephanie Hsu Spirit of Change Week

An Evening with Stephanie Hsu
Wednesday, February 21st 6:30pm

Join us for an evening with Stephanie Hsu, where we'll explore the theme "Making Art Better for Everyone." Through her experiences in theater and film, Stephanie will share insights on diversity and creating change in the arts. This event aims to inspire students to become changemakers in their own right. Don't miss this chance to learn, connect, and envision a more inclusive future in the world of arts. Reserve your spot now!

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SOC & CMSI Present SOC PDA: Margot Susca

Thursday, February 22 12:30pm - 1:30pm 

Illuminating the Bright Spots: Opportunities Amidst the Crisis: Months away from a historic presidential election, the decline of American newspapers with the rise of social media misinformation, voter apathy, and political polarization has many press watchers and media scholars concerned both journalism and democracy are in crisis. But it's really not all doom and gloom. (Really, it's not!) Dr. Susca will discuss how these concerns have created opportunities for both journalism and democracy, including this year's first phase of a $500 million philanthropic launch that promises to reinvent and restore civic knowledge nationwide. RSVP required as lunch will be provided!


Story Movements 2024

March 7-8

The Center for Media & Social Impact's dynamic Story Movements convening is back March 7-8, 2024, hosted at the Planet Word Museum. Hosted since 2016, Story Movements is CMSI's flagship biennial convening that brings together media-makers, entertainment industry executives, comedians, philanthropies, and activists to focus on the powerful ways that narrative and culture are harnessed for social justice. RSVP Here


Recent Past Events

Media Unmasked Presents Margot Susca's Hedged

SOC's Media Unmaksed Presents: Hedged written by Margot Susca

Tuesday, February 13 5:30pm - 6:30pm 

AU SOC's Media Unmasked book talk series presents Professor Margot Susca's "Hedged," in conversation with Washington Post investigative reporter John Sullivan. Join SOC & SOC's Undergraduate Council in McKinley's Doyle-Forman Theater. Doors open at 5:30pm. Register Here



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