Claremont Graduate University 12th Presidential Installation “Carrying the Flame, Forward”by Graduate Student Council President: Whitney F. Martinez

Opening Welcome to you all & Hello Claremont! This afternoon, we are among trailblazers, world leaders, aspiring activists and just some plain oil’ academic thrill-seekers, I suppose. It is with great joy that I share in the Claremont spirit of hope, humility & honor, in unity with you all, on this special day The distinction […]

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Claremont Graduate University New Student Orientation Address Fall 2018

  Claremont Graduate University Fall 2018 Orientation Address Tuesday August 28th, 2018 Prepared by Graduate Student Council President Whitney Martinez   Introduction Welcome: “Great Morning, everyone”& Welcome to CGU! You are now a flame & we are certain you will illuminate our collective light! “Multa lumina, una lux”! Many flames, one light”! About me: My […]

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The Clash of Power Politics, Social Constructions of Religion & Cultural Competency

“Cultures should be preserved to keep groups separate, because cultural hybridity generates conflict and instability.” “Culture should be preserved in order to rectify patterns of domination and symbolic injury involving the misrecognition and oppression of some cultures by others.” (The Claims of Culture, Benhabib, 2002) ********************************************************************** The statements above, from both sides of the aisle, agree on […]

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Whitney F. Martinez Presents:War Zone Round 2: Military Veterans, Race & Incarceration

I recently shared my APPAM Conference selected poster presentation “War Zone Round 2: Veterans, Race & Incarceration with with my colleagues at OBSA’s Black Intersections Conference at Claremont Graduate University! In honor of this work being offered publishing opportunities since being presented, here is a link to the abstract via the APPAM website: [https://appam.confex.com/appam/2017/webprogram/Paper21705.html] & […]

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Phenomenal Voices: The Pivotal Role of the Performing Arts [🎶|🎤] in Higher Education [🎓|📚]

P H E N O M E N A L  V– ocalize our passions & experiences O– ccupy academic settings with performing arts medium I– nclude all voices conducive to enhancing the college experience C-reate forms of artistic expression E– xpress commitment & gratitude for the arts S– erve the people through performance & community […]

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Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

In the era of post-9/11 politics, the contentious questions of identity, religion, and human rights center increasingly on the topics of the contested universal human rights framework, cultural relativism, and the role of Islam. The readings this week put the spotlight on women & their status during such a time, where their marginalization is either […]

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