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Dr. Rich Robert is an English biochemist and molecular biology. He, along with Dr. Phillip Allen Sharp, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993 for the discovery gene splicing. Today he is one of 129 Nobel Laureates contributing to a campaign to convince governments and the public to support the use of GMOs in order to increase food production, reduce dependency on insecticides, and end hunger in developing counties.
Dr. Dale Clayton, a professor of biology from the University of Utah, will be speaking about the coloration defense triggers of feather lice. This talk will include discussion of host and parasite coevolution and adaptation. Dr. Clayton has a master's degree in entomology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago.
Ari Fleisig is a National Organizing Specialist for the state of Iowa with the ACLU currently working on the Rights for All campaign to share the national conversation of the 2020 presidential race around voting rights, ending mass incarceration, immigrants' rights, and reproductive rights.
Author Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
Dave Harden is a foreign policy expert currently serving as the Managing Director for the Georgetown Strategy Group which works within the realm of international development. He recently served as the Assistant Administrator for the US Agency for International Development's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance in the Obama Administration. Harden is a Biden campaign surrogate. Part of the Campaign Series in 2020.
Through the Banks of the Red Cedar follows the 50 year legacy of the filmmaker's father, legendary Vikings wide receiver Gene Washington from the segregated south to MSU alongside highly decorated teammates Bubba Smith, George Webster and Clinton Jones as they become members of the first fully integrated football team in America, later making history as first round picks in the 1967 draft.