Past Events

Sharon James Lecture: Hate Speech by Caitlin Carlson

Image with cover of Caitlin Carlson's book, Hate SpeekMay 13, 6-8 p.m

Hate speech can happen anywhere--in Charlottesville, Virginia, where young men in khakis shouted, "Jews will not replace us"; in Myanmar, where the military used Facebook to target the Muslim Rohingya; in Capetown, South Africa, where a pastor called on ISIS to rid South Africa of the "homosexual curse." In person or online, people wield language to attack others for their race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other aspects of identity.

Join Seattle University Associate Professor, Caitlin Ring Carlson, as she discusses her new volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Hate Speech, what it is, and is not; its history; and efforts to address it.

Discuss Free Speech!

March 5, 1- 2 p.m.

Online

Express your opinions and engage in meaningful discussion with other students. Improve your communication with feedback from knowledgeable professors and speech and debate experts. Discuss hate peech, regulating the media, and speech advocating violence against the government.

Contact Professor Jim Hanson by email  to say you are interested. You will receive more information and the opportunity to participate if you wish.

Communication and Media Project Fair

Winter Quarter 2021

Welcome to this year's virtual project fair. We hope you enjoy seeing our students' work from this quarter.

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Image of Chris Paul and the cover of his book, Free to PlayFree-to-Play: Mobile Video Games, Bias, and Norms

January 21, 6 p.m.

Online

Author Christopher Paul discussed his latest book, an examination of free-to-play and mobile games that traces what is valued and what is marginalized in discussions of games. Purchase the book at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Free-to-play and mobile video games are an important and growing part of the video game industry, and yet they are often disparaged by journalists, designers, and players and pronounced inferior to to games with more traditional payment models.

Presented by the Seattle U Communication and Media Department and College of Arts and Sciences and Elliott Bay Book Company.

Novel Nights: Use the Power You Have by Pramila Jayapal

October 5, 5 p.m.

Online

Hugo House’s fall fundraiser, Novel Nights!, features Dr. Sonora Jha,  Professor, Department of Communication, and Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences, talking with US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about her new book, Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman’s Guide to Politics and Political Change