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Fatima Rahman Professional Portrait

Beyond Borders: Professor Fatima Rahman Explores Intersection of Religion, Gender, and Politics in the Middle East

Mar 05, 2024

At a time of intensified conflicts around the world, Fatima Rahman, visiting assistant professor of International Studies at SUA since 2022, is committed to giving her students an education that

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Soka Celebrates the Life of Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King Jr.

Feb 16, 2023

SUA celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. with a week-long celebration that began on January 16, the national holiday in his honor. The week included four events, each highlighting different aspects of Dr

Professor Chika Esiobu stands in front of big red letters spelling out TED as she speaks on stage during her TED Talk

Professor Chika Esiobu on the Power of Indigenous Knowledge

Nov 16, 2022

Attending the same Nigerian high school where author Chimamanda Adichie studied, which shared a campus with where Chinua Achebe lectured, fueled Prof. Chika Esiobu’s desire to affect the world through

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Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young’s Fight for the Soul of America

Feb 09, 2022

In 2013, to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Michelle Obama held a White House screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. She described the documentary

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President Ed Feasel: A Message About the Chauvin Trial Verdict

Apr 20, 2021

Dear Soka Community, The Chauvin trial has just ended with former Police Officer Derek Chauvin having been found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Just as the prosecution stated at the beginning

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President Ed Feasel Releases Message on Daunte Wright to Campus Community

Apr 13, 2021

SUA President Ed Feasel expressed deep sadness and horror to “the senseless killing” of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis. On April 12, he wrote in an email to the SUA community: “Once again, a young black

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President's Message on Recent Hate Crimes

Mar 19, 2021

Dear Soka Community, I am sure we are all saddened by the recent string of hate crimes in the US directed at Asian Americans, including the shootings this week in Atlanta. Such incidents show the base

Hortense Spillers and Andrew Young via Zoom

Andrew Young and Hortense Spillers Speak to Universities’ Role in Building on MLK’s Legacy

Feb 18, 2021

About three hundred friends and members of the Soka community came together virtually on January 22 for “Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.—A Conversation,” the first event co-sponsored by SUA’s newly

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Soka’s Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights Begins Fulfilling Its Mission

Feb 18, 2021

Announced last summer, Soka University’s Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights has begun fulfilling its mission to “provide space and resources for students and faculty of Soka University of

Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown in Critical Conversations @Soka

Feb 21, 2020

Karamo Brown, three-time Emmy winner and culture expert on the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, spoke at the Critical Conversations @Soka event on Feb. 19. The Critical Conversations series aims to ignite