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Common Read: Perseverance in Puerto Rican History
In this Common Read event, Dr. Lopez-Jantzen and Dr. Nichols will discuss Puerto Rican history, from the Spanish colonization of Puerto Rico to the creation of the contemporary Puerto Rican community ... (more)
3/29/2017
34m:49s
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Common Read: Peres and Perez: Exploring the Trauma and Recovery of Ben and Rosie
Dr. Cary Lane, Assistant Professor of English and Curator-in-Residence at the KHC, will analyze and compare Ben Peres's and Rosie Perez's ability to persevere. This interactive event will compare elem ... (more)
3/21/2017
01h: 00m:38s
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Common Read: Pureto Rico's Cultural Highlights and their Enrichment of U.S. Culture
A brief cultural introduction to Puerto Rico, with highlights of the work and influence of famous Puerto Ricans, as well as Rosie Perez's connection and perspective of her Latino identity. Presented b ... (more)
3/21/2017
33m:09s
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Common Read: "The Rosie Perez Experience: The Ethical Role of Government and Private Organizations in Supporting Underprivileged Individuals"
This lecture will focus on the complex ethical responsibilities raised in responding to the needs of those within our society who lack the ability to fully provide basic needs for either themselves or ... (more)
3/10/2017
47m:34s
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Common Read: "Multiple Legacies: Julia de Burgos and Puerto Rican Writers and Artists in New York"
Julia de Burgos has evoked feelings of bonding and identification in Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the United States for over half a century. In the first book-length study written in English, Vanessa ... (more)
3/9/2017
53m:12s
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Common Read: Forming and Retrieving Memories
In the book, “Picking Cotton”, a person is convicted of a crime he never committed. At the time of trial, the victim is certain of the defendant’s guilt and makes an eyewitness identification. Years ... (more)
3/17/2016
50m:12s
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Fernando Bermudez and Faulty Eyewitness Identification: An 18-Year Miscarriage of Justice
August, 1991: Raymond Blount, a teenager, is shot and killed outside a nightclub in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. In 1992, Fernando Bermudez was wrongfully convicted of the crime. Mr. Bermudez was fa ... (more)
3/16/2016
01h: 31m:49s
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Forensic Drawing and the Common Read: An Exploration of the Process and the Ronald Cotton Case
This event will examine the intricate process of forensic drawing (often termed "police sketches" or "mug sketches" to better understand its improper use in the Ronald Cotton case. The audience will ... (more)
3/14/2016
01h: 27m:13s
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Stolen Years: Stories of the Wrongfully Imprisoned
Join us as author, and New York Post reporter, Reuven Fenton speaks about his recent release, Stolen Years: Stories of the Wrongfully Imprisoned.

In this book he profiles ten men and women, ... (more)
3/4/2016
01h: 23m:01s
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Common Read: The Innocence Project
The Innocence Project's groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided unquestionable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated events. They, instead, arise from impe ... (more)
3/2/2016
01h: 15m:50s
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