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Immigration in the age of Trump panel answers community questions

The Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning, Center for Principled Problem Solving, Friends Center, Intercultural Engagement Center and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presented a panel on Nov. 13 with a local immigration lawyer, a community activist and immigrant students to discuss the changes in the immigration system since President Donald Trump took office. The panel, held in Gilmer Room, sought to address questions regarding recent rhetoric around immigration.


Nagorny Karabakh Case looks into international law and morality

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Founders Hall’s West Gallery, the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and the Conflict Resolution Resource Center hosted a talk on “The Problems Associated with Arbitrary Jurisdiction: The Nagorny-Karabakh Case” by Dr. Ali Askerov. As a part of the James Fleming Lecture Series, the talk included discussion of jurisdiction in the context of the case of two arrested and one killed Azerbaijanis in occupied lands outside the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.


Trans 101 Ally Training workshop to encourage trans affirming community

The Bayard Rustin Center and Friends Center will present an interactive workshop on cultivating trans affirming communities on Monday, Nov. 19, at 4:00 p.m. The workshop will be facilitated by Interim Co-Director of the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program Dr. Aleks Babic. The training session will define the differences between sex, gender, gender identity and gender expression, bringing in intersectional perspectives on systemic privilege and oppression that result in transphobia and cissexism.


Talk on the now and future Supreme Court examines developments

On Friday, Nov. 9, in the Leak Room of Duke Hall, the Pre-Law Club hosted a talk by Vincent M. Bonventre, a Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School. Bonventre, also the founder and director of the Center for Judicial Process, discussed significant developments at the Supreme Court, including the implications of the Court’s new composition, during his talk that was held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The talk was open to all community members.


Power Yoga for Every Body yoga session promotes wellness

Milanda McGinnis, a professional dancer who has been a yogi for six years, taught a vinyasa class based on Baptiste Yoga’s Journey into Power Flow on Tuesday, Nov. 13. McGinnis completed a 200 hour yoga certification program at Dancing Dog Yoga, and is known for her commitment to the phrase, “If you can, you must.” Sponsored by the Friends Center, the yoga session was held from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in 240 Ragan-Brown Field House and was open to Guilford students, faculty and staff members.


Guilford Dance Marathon Bake Sale

The Guilford Dance Marathon held a bake sale on Friday, Nov. 9, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Founders Hall Lobby, encouraging Guilford community members to sign up for the marathon event that will be held on Jan. 26 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The marathon is sponsored by the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning. All proceeds from the marathon will go to the Young Women’s Christian Association of Greensboro Family Shelter in efforts to help those experiencing homelessness.