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Call for Nominations: The 2018 Clyde Snow Social Justice Award
Feb 28 all-day

The Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma invites nominations for the award honoring the work of forensic anthropologist, Dr. Clyde Snow.  The award recognizes the efforts of those who strive to restore the humanity and dignity of individuals and communities that have suffered human rights violations.

Nominees should have a record of efforts towards supporting survivors of human rights abuses, honoring victims of atrocities, and advocating on behalf of communities in the pursuit of justice.  Individuals or groups may nominate themselves, or be nominated by someone else.  Nominators should submit a completed application, consisting of the nomination form, a copy of the nominee’s resume (or a chronological summary of accomplishments, if the nominee is a group), and a letter of nomination detailing the nominee’s efforts and accomplishments.  Letters of nomination should:

  1. demonstrate the nominees’ leadership, courage, and compassion in their work advocating for victims of human rights abuses;
  2. give a clear history of the nominees’ involvement with their causes; and
  3. explain how the nominees’ efforts give continuity to Dr. Snow’s work.

If the nominee makes the nomination, a letter of recommendation should also be included.  Supporting documentation, in the form of media coverage, photos, videos, artwork, and testimonials, is encouraged, but these materials cannot be returned to the nominator.  We accept nominations in the following UNESCO languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.  The deadline for submission of all materials is February 28, 2018.  The award will be conferred at a banquet at the University in Norman, Oklahoma in September 2018.

Additionally, the Center seeks donations to sustain the award and celebrate the work of Dr. Snow. The endowment will be used bi-annually for a monetary award of $5000 and the production of the award sculpture designed by Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt, as well as travel expenses, room and board for the awardee, and the costs of the award banquet.

All information about the award, including the nomination form and guidelines for nominations, can be found at this website.  Questions may be directed to the Center for Social Justice at [email protected] or call (405) 325-5787.

Established in 2009, the Center for Social Justice is an initiative of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.  The Center works to promote gender justice, equality, tolerance, and human rights through local and global engagement.

Secrets of the Shining Sword
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Secrets of the Shining Sword EVENT Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday April 21st 2018 10:00- 5:00
WHERE: Nassau Community College – room details, permissions to follow


CO-SPONSORED BY: TACONCC: The Anthropology Club of Nassau Community College, and The Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work department (Join us! Be a co-sponsor, please!).
FOR WHAT? As part of our Shedding Light on the Dark Ages Project, we are holding a fun and educational fundraising event. The purpose of the event is to promote NCC as an educational institution that is involved with interesting international projects.



“As seen on TV”

For one day only, the smiths starring in Secrets of Shining Knight, and Secrets of the Viking Sword are here to teach you their secrets! (Swords, Vikings and knights are hot topics, evident by the popularity of TV shows such as The Vikings, Game of Thrones, and Forged in Fire.)

Hot off the Fire!

We have Master Blacksmith Ric Furrer from Secrets of Shining Knight, and Secrets of the Viking Sword demonstrating forging different types of steel. Watch Jeff Wasson, the armorer from the Secrets of Shining Knight show you how it’s done!

There will be no less than two speakers, Dr Ann Feuerbach, and a potentially a curator from the Arms and Armor department from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to accompany them…and any other speakers etc. that anyone wants to add!



We envision 3 groups:

  • Professionals, and others with an interest in Medieval Swords, Weaponry, History, and
  • Event for current and past NCC students to attend with family members of all
  • Public for potential future students including soon-to-be graduates, returning, and mature

Donation (details to be worked out)

  • $30 Advanced Purchase Required (Professionals, Full day, Coffee, Lunch, etc)
  • $10 Walk-ins (families, children free with each paying adult)
  • Free to NCC students and a guest

Student Prizes?

  • Best Academic Poster (?)
Provisional Program (locations TBD) 10:00: Opening Lecture

11:00: Blacksmithing Demo 1

12:00: Armor Demo 1 1:00: Lunch time Lecture

2:00: Blacksmithing Demo 2

3:00: Amour Demo 2

4:00: Closing (award ceremony, student poster?) End by 4:30.

Potential Additional Activities (ongoing during event) Kids coloring: Crayon-coloring of shields, armor, etc. Family Photographs: (cardboard cutout, try on armor)


Other activities, lectures, demonstrations, displays, by other clubs or departments?