Event highlights




  • Fall lecture series
  • Quartuor pour la Fin du Temps
  • Year-long student research project on the Jewish ghetto of Bedzin, Poland, with aim at creating a traveling exhibit
  • Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Civil Discourse and Civic Engagement
  • Spring Speaker Series: “Gender, Race, and Community” with Dr. Zilka Spahić-Šiljak, University of Sarajevo, on Women and the Islamic Concept of Compassion in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Professor Sybol Anderson, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, on The Imperative of Post Racialism
  • Yom HaShoah commemoration in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, Heichal Baoranim, Arizona Mountain Chorale, NAU’s Women’s Choir and Leslie Baker’s Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy dance students
  • Fran Sterling, of Facing History and Ourselves, facilitates Holocaust Education conference for teachers
  • 5-day Racial Reconciliation Seminar: Joint project for students from NAU and St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Art Exhibit on Border Issues


Watch Video: Racial Reconciliation summer '13

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  • Dr. Cornel West on Education as a Human Right
  • Barbara Coloroso facilitates bullying prevention conference for teachers
  • Fall Speaker Series in honor of the Night of Broken Glass, with musicologist Dr. Joseph Toltz, University of Sydney, Australia, and Prescott resident Harold Minuskin, Holocaust survivor
  • Beyond Borders: 5-day student field trip to AZ/Mexico border


  • Winona LaDuke on Social Justice and the Environment
  • Claudio Sanchez, NPR’s education reporter
  • Dr. Nalini Nadkarni on Broadening the Environmental Movement
  • Rwandan survivor Claude Gatebuke, Holocaust survivor Paul Fiegl, and author Alexandra Zapruder present at Holocaust education conference
  • Dr. Justin Patchin, Wisconsin University Eau Claire, facilitates cyber bullying conference for teachers


  • Spike Lee, director of When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, speaks at NAU in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance day
  • Dr. James Gabarino, Loyola University Chicago, facilitates bullying prevention conference for teachers
  • Jen Marlowe, co-director of Darfur Diaries and Rebuilding Hope, screens both films and presents on how environmental conflicts can spark wars and genocide
  • Panel discussions, SB1070 and the Battle Over Immigration, A Three Part Series


  • Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize winning author of MAUS, presents on Tolerance and the Arts
  • Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Florida University, facilitates bullying prevention conference for teachers


  • Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, keynote speaker on relational bullying
  • Design and creation of traveling exhibit Nazi Olympics
  • Dr. David Clay Large, Professor of History at Montana State University, on Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936
  • Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist, speaks on Sports and Tolerance


  • Hotel Rwanda 
  • Paul Rusesabagina, inspiration for the movie, speaks at NAU in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day