May 6-7, 2016
Culver Center of the Arts
The Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Capstone Conference will examine the benefits of and issues surrounding identities and practices formed in the multiethnic, multicultural, and transnational spaces of UCR and Southern California. Funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this conference is the culmination of a two-year series of four seminars composed of faculty, graduate students and upper level undergraduates. Seminar topics included Beyond Diversity: Are We There Yet?; The Public Practice of Immigrant and Minority Religions in Southern California; Civic and Political Engagement; and Migration, Displacement & Movement. In a series of panel sessions, all four seminar groups would convene at the Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside to present their research and discuss their findings with one another, the campus at large, academic leaders and the Inland Southern California community.
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