Calendar of Merlex Picks

January 23, 2021
January 28, 2021
  • The Path Forward: Pandemic Policing or Protection?

    January 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    For details, go here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-path-forward-pandemic-policing-or-protection-tickets-136971514487

    Members of the COVID19 Policing Project in conversation with Marc Lamont Hill on new ways forward to actually safeguard Black communities.

    About this Event

    Join members of the COVID19 Policing Project in conversation with…

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  • Talk | “Telling the Story of Freedom” in Freedmen’s Town with Powerful Art and Civic Activation

    January 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Virtual

    The Houston Freedmen’s Town Conservancy (HFTC) is charged with “Telling the Story of Freedom” in order to preserve the historic legacy of Freedmen’s Town, inspiring all through education and awareness of its unique story. The arts and civic engagement were foundational to the power and wealth of Freedmen’s Town and Houston’s Fourth Ward historically.

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  • The State of Black Texas: A Defender Network Virtual Event

    January 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    https://defendernetwork.com/state-of-black-texas/ Join us here on Thursday, January 28th at 6:30 PM Central for this exclusive live event.

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January 30, 2021
February 4, 2021
  • Virtual Lecture “Core Program Series: Kathleen Stewart”

    February 4, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

    The latest edition of the ongoing “Core Lecture Series” features a free virtual talk with author and professor Kathleen Stewart.

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12 Noon Central Time
    Zoom link coming soon—please check back for registration information

    About the Speaker
    Stewart writes…


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February 5, 2021
  • Rice Datathon

    February 5, 2021 - February 6, 2021 @ 

    https://datathon.rice.edu/schedule The 3rd annual Rice Datathon is hosted by the Rice DataScience Club and the Rice Data to Knowledge Lab. Save the Date: February 5 - 6, 2021 Students have 24 hours to work in teams, or individually, to design and implement data science related projects and win great prizes. The Rice Datathon is a great opportunity to learn more…

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February 13, 2021
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February 22, 2021
  • Rice Rockwell Lecture: Make America Great Again’: Racial Pathology, White Consolidation, and Melancholia in Trump’s America

    February 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Zoom

    https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/157010


      Title: Make America Great Again’: Racial Pathology, White Consolidation, and Melancholia in Trump’s America.

      Stephen Finley (’09), Associate Professor, Louisiana State University

      Title: Now It is Always Now; Blackness, Time, and State-Sanctioned Violence

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