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A range of speakers came to the U of R recently, offering perspectives and stimulating discussion on topics from free speech to safety in schools.

“Nothing is more effective than training and communication. … Training for school staff is an increasingly valuable resource.”

—Jarrod Burguan ’07, ’10, chief of the San Bernardino Police Department, at the second annual County, School, and Campus Safety Symposium sponsored by U of R’s School of Education and Center for Educational Justice, in partnership with Riverside County School Boards Association, Oct. 26, 2017

“Role models are important, and if young girls observe women in government early in their lives, they’re more likely to be interested in politics and run for office later in life.”

— Amanda Clayton, Kathryn Green Endowed Lecturer, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, Nov. 7, 2017

“Don’t be afraid to speak up. Challenge and confront misconceptions and stereotypes.”

—Charles Kimball, expert in Christian-Muslim relations, at the second annual Bridges of Peace from Shadows of Grief lecture sponsored by multiple campus organizations, Nov. 14, 2017

“Having bias does not make us bad, it makes us human. We must recognize our biases. Choosing to do nothing about it is bad.”

— J. Luke Wood in his talk “Black Minds Matter,” part of the U of R School of Education’s Ed.D. Speaker Series, Nov. 16, 2017

“The University has a special responsibility to help to define a speech that is both free and civil.”

—Andrew Wall, dean of U of R’s School of Education, at the “Free Speech Versus Hate Speech on College Campuses” panel discussion sponsored by Southern California Public Radio KPCC’s “Take Two,” Nov. 30, 2017

“We struggle now not only for the world we collectively want and need, but in order to enable future generations to continue that struggle.”

—Civil rights activist, educator, and author Angela Davis in a talk hosted by Associated Students of University of Redlands, Jan. 29, 2018

“The long history in America is people struggling to change things. … This is your time.”

—James Fallows, first Europe editor for The Atlantic, in a talk with wife, author, and commentator Deborah Fallows, “How Can Today’s Young People Make a Difference?” hosted by Associated Students of University of Redlands, Feb. 19, 2018


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