The Institute for Social Justice at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is hosting its Fifth Annual Social Justice Week April 4 through 7. The theme is Spaces, Places, and People: The Urgency of Intersectional Environmentalism, Unified Communities and Mutual Networks.
Speakers and panels include national and local leaders in in-person and virtual presentations. Several sessions examine social justice issues in the La Crosse area.
On April 4 at 5:30 p.m., hear from organizers of the Hate Has No Home Here campaign in La Crosse in person or online
On April 5, at 5:30 p.m. the topic will be, “Names, Images, and Power: Can there be a reconciliation without truth in occupied lands?" with an examination of public history efforts at recognizing Ho Chunk people in the region.
Also on April 5, Professor Emeritus Al Gedicks will talk about Wisconsin tribes' decades of activism to protect water and natural resources from mining projects and their partnership with rural grassroots groups. "These campaigns signal a decisive shift in the balance of power between the extractive resource industry and Indigenous communities worldwide."
For a complete schedule of sessions and speakers, please visit the Social Justice Week website at https://www.uwlax.edu/diversity-inclusion/social-justice/social-justice-week/2022/
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