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School of World Studies Student Research Conference

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The 2019 Student Research Conference will be held on November 14 and 15 in VCU's Student Commons. 

We are kicking off this year's conference with a film screening of "Sur le Bout de la Langue" ("On the Tip of My Tongue") which explores Indigenous language preservation in the Commons Theater at 4 PM, Thursday, November 14. The movie will be presented by Pamunkey Chief Brad Brown and professor Peter Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.. 

The movie will be followed by a keynote address by Lauren Fox, Director of the Pamunkey Indian Tribal Resource Center, from 6 until 8 in the Commonwealth Ballroom. 

The conference will also include a panel discussion focused on social activism in Richmond at 3 PM on Friday, November 15 in the Richmond Salons. Moderated by Isabelle Richman, Ph.D., the panel includes: Zakia McKensey, founder/executive director of Nationz Foundation;  Seema Sked, founder-of Fight the Muslim Ban; Zoe Spencer, Ph.D.; and Rev. Leonina Arismendi Zarkovic, co-director, Santos en Virginia.

Please email our web liaison with any questions. You can view a program online or download it: 2019 Student Research Conference Program

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