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ACE is here to facilitate the development of cultural programming across the college. ACE supports a wide variety of cultural activities such as lectures, musical concerts, multicultural celebrations, live performances, and conferences.

ACE partners with many organizations both on campus and off to reach this goal, and is always looking for more ways to serve the diverse communities within the college. If you or your organizations are interested in developing cultural programming, please contact ACE Coordinator.


Upcoming Events

Women in Freedom Movement -- February 8, 2017

Grand Theatre
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Free to all

Join four distinguished speakers in a forum on race, equality, and human rights. This is a rare opportunity to hear these prominent scholars and activists who have been influential to changing both the nation and the world.

michele bratcher goodwin

Michele Bratcher Goodwin (moderator)

Professor Goodwin is a Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine. She is the founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the regulation of medicine, science and biotechnology.

margaret burnham

Margaret Burnham (panelist)

Professor Burnham teaches at the Northeastern University School of Law where she focuses on civil and human rights and international criminal law. In 1993, she was appointed by South African president Nelson Mandela to serve on an international human rights commission. She has written extensively on contemporary legal and political issues.

angela davis

Angela Davis (panelist)

Professor Davis is currently the Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness at the University of California Santa Cruz, the author of eight books and a one-time target of the FBI. She has been an important advocate of many social justice issues over the years including the factors that have created and sustained the “prison industrial complex” in the United States.

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Kathleen Neal Cleaver (panelist)

Kathleen Cleaver is currently a senior lecturer in the African American Studies Department at Yale and holds an appointment as a senior lecturer and research fellow at Emory University School of Law. She has many publications and has been devoted to fighting for human rights and combating racial injustice.


Recommended Readings 

Margaret Burnham – Selected Chapters
“Scottsboro Boys”, Encyclopedia of Race & Racism (2011) (2nd Edition)
“The Death Penalty in East Africa: Law, Politics and Transnational Advocacy”, in Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Defining the Challenges (2007) (Makua Mutua, ed.)

Kathleen Cleaver
Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party, editors, Kathleen Cleaver and George Katsiaficas (2001)
We Want Freedom, by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Kathleen Cleaver (2004)
Eldridge Cleaver and Kathleen Cleaver (2006)

Angela Davis
Angela Davis: An Autobiography. (1974)
Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003)
The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues (2011)

Michele Goodwin
The Global Body Market: Altruism’s Limits (2013)
Baby Markets: Money and the New Politics of Creating Families (2010)
Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts (2006)


ACE Funds Allocated for In-Class Speakers

ACE has allocated $2,500 in funds to each of the six schools within SLCC. The goal with this new funding is to promote in-class speakers on a smaller scale than college or department-wide events. The funds are available now and are to be awarded with the approval and discretion of each school’s Dean. ACE request forms for this funding are to be submitted to the Dean directly, who will then forward them to ACE with their decision.

Questions? contact ACE Coordinator

ACE's purpose is: To provide financial, promotional and programming development support and implementation for artistic and cultural event programs that augment student activities, advance educational opportunities, ensure multicultural ethnic programming and enhance SLCC strategic priorities.

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