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Protest Movements Staff Picks

Understanding how protests have been used to critique and bring awareness to social injustice, as well as how people have critiqued protests and protesters is essential to understanding the current protests against police brutality and state violence.

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Library Details Rapid Response to COVID-19’s Arrival in New Report

Administrative Services 09.03.2020

The Auraria Library is proud to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing transparency and highlighting the Library’s role in supporting our students’ academic journey on the Auraria Campus.

Global Issues Library (Database Trial)

Researcher Support Services 08.31.2020

Auraria Library has organized a trial to the database Global Issues Library. Topics covered include borders and migration, human rights, climate change, gun control, mass incarceration, terrorism, revolutions and protests, and more.

Auraria Library Safe Return Plan

Auraria Library 07.20.2020

The Auraria Library is initiating a phased reopening plan to provide additional resources, while prioritizing the health and well-being of our library employees and users.


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The Earth in Her Hands

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