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Anonymous asked: Any political clubs like a republican club

Oberlin has over 200 student clubs and organizations, of which there are a hefty selection of political and activist groups. Check the current listings on the Oberlin website (and since you asked, yes, we do have the OC Republicans and Libertarians).

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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Political involvement, whether now or later, demands a maturity which recognizes certain dangers and temptations. We must be open-minded without compromising our principled integrity, and we must never value naivete as a virtue. If we are serious, we will see politics as a struggle, but not as a game or a device for asserting our own ego. We must be rational and calculating; this, by the way, is not necessarily antithetical to a spirited ardor and dedication which often is denounced as ‘too emotional.’ Politics should not be seen as impersonalized machinations.
“Activism v. Academics: Now or Later?” Oberlin Review, September 18, 1962 (via oberlinactivisthistory)

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An Evening with Dorothy Roberts
Thursday, March 15th in West Lecture Hall 7-10pm
Lawyer, professor, and award winning author, Dorothy Roberts is author of the acclaimed 1999 book “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty,” the 2002 book “Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare” and most recently , “Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century.” She will be will be talking about reproduction and her new book describing the consequences of categorizing populations based on race.This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed.Book signing to follow.Sponsored by Students United for Reproductive Freedoms, with support from Oberlin College Democrats, Prison Justice Project, the Sexual Information Center, the Edmonia Lewis Center and Ohio PIRG.

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An Evening with Dorothy Roberts

Thursday, March 15th in West Lecture Hall 7-10pm

Lawyer, professor, and award winning author, Dorothy Roberts is author of the acclaimed 1999 book “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty,” the 2002 book “Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare” and most recently , “Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century.” She will be will be talking about reproduction and her new book describing the consequences of categorizing populations based on race.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed.

Book signing to follow.


Sponsored by Students United for Reproductive Freedoms, with support from Oberlin College Democrats, Prison Justice Project, the Sexual Information Center, the Edmonia Lewis Center and Ohio PIRG.

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Faculty Panel Discussion on Karl Rove's Visit

The Oberlin College Dialogue Center would like to invite the Oberlin college community - students, faculty, and staff - to a faculty panel discussion on Karl Rove’s visit and the process of political debate at Oberlin.

Thursday, September 20th, 4:30pm in King 106.

Featured panelists include:

- Professor Eve Sandberg of the politics department

- Professor Harlan Wilson of the politics department

- Professor Steven Volk of the history department

- Professor Tim Hall of the philosophy department

The Oberlin College Dialogue Center (OCDC) is a multipartial—independent entity within Oberlin College, which promotes change and community building through conflict transformation, mediation, educational workshops, and facilitated dialogue.

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