Saturday, March 31, 2018

Third Annual Social Justice week begins April 2 at UWL

A week of presentations - with afternoon and evening sessions led by experts from across the country - will raise awareness of different kinds of social justice issues during the third annual Social Justice Week at UW-La Crosse, April 2-6.

A full schedule of daily brown bag lunches, research sessions, roundtables, panel presentations, and featured speakers who highlight the collaboration and dedication to social justice topics are planned. This year's theme is, "Building Revolutionary Communities." Many events feature UWL students', faculty, and staff research and expertise. Other presentations will tap educators and activists from around the country - along with a social justice rapper.

Among the evening plenary sessions are:
  • April 2 - 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. - Victim to Victor by Vanessa McNeal, director and producer of "The Voieless," Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall
  • April 3 - 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Products of a Revolution by Gwen Brown and Ronald Smith, president and director of Something New, Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall
  • April 4 - 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. - Native Appropriations, Indigenous Social Media, and Responding to Racism by Adrienne Keene, assistant professor at Brown University, Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall
  • April 5  - 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Challenges to First Generation College Students in College by Annette Lareau and Stanley I. Sheerr, professors at the University of Pennsylvania, 1400 Centennial Hall
  • April 6 - 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Social Justice Concert - We Can Mend the Sky with the UWL Concert Choir, Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts and 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. G. Yamazawa, social justice poet, rapper, and comedian, Entertainment Cafe, UWL Student Union
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