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28th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium 

It’s not foreign. It’s U.S.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.
Theater (lower) Level
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The 2017 symposium is presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI Department of World Languages and Culturespartnership with Spirit & Place and the Office of International Affairs.

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The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium honors Dr. Taylor for his many contributions to the university and the community by hosting informed discussion on issues of interest in urban America, particularly among communities of color. The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is offered in celebration of all Dr. Taylor stood for during his lifetime and stands as a lasting legacy to his vision and life work.

It’s not foreign. It’s U.S.

As a nation of immigrants, the U.S. is one of the most diverse societies in the world. Yet, history and modern times are rife with examples of cultural misunderstandings that stand in the way of a truly integrated society. Language is the key to overcoming moments of difficulty, facilitating the transition of new Americans, and bringing harmony to our remarkable mosaic of cultural traditions and experiences.

The Post Racial Myth

Fatal Encounters: Racial Bias in Shootings by Police

Impact of Incarceration on Families & Children

Joseph T Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards