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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Author, social justice advocate, and former NBA player Etan Thomas will give a free public lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in 233A HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. Thomas will discuss his latest book, "We Matter: Athletes and Activism," which includes ...
Joan Baker was an extrovert who loved the stage and felt strongly about social justice. Together with her husband, Nelson, she combined the two interests in a theater company they formed in the 1960s in Hartford called The Open Stage. One of its first productions was "A Hand is On the Gate," a medley of ...

Social justice advocate and attorney Shannon Sedgwick Davis is in town to speak about her work fighting oppression, genocide, slavery and human trafficking in international communities. The assembly is set for Monday, March 12 at 2:10 p.m. at the Jackson Hole Classical Academy. The event is open to ...
Audra Sergel directs The Quorus, an LGBTQ+ choral ensemble, on Feb. 18 at a rehearsal. Sergel, the artistic director of the chorus, created the choir to provide a space for the LGBT community after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Rayna Sims/Missourian. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print ...
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Hundreds of students attended a conference to learn how to overcome social justice issues at their schools. Zemor Tevah, one of the educators at the event, told 22News students have a hard time feeling comfortable, "I feel like a lot of times, students are punished for ...
Best Picture and Best Director winner "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro backstage at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. (Scott Varley/TNS). Scott Varley. ENTER MOVIE-OSCARS 295 MCT. Best Screenplay ...
Named for a respected state representative and educator, the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium started in 2005 when Taylor suggested strategies for bringing resources of the university to address problems faced by underserved populations in the southwest. Manal Hamzeh, associate professor of ...
Named for a respected state representative and educator, the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium started in 2005 when Taylor suggested strategies for bringing resources of the university to address problems faced by underserved populations in the southwest. Manal Hamzeh, associate professor of ...
It's a fascinating experiment in social justice activism and art, made more so by the variety of people testifying. Two of the seven are everywoman composites, while the other five are or concern real people -- renowned 19th century Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau; Philippine labor organizer Larry Itliong; ...
The environmental panel discussed the sustainability aspects of urban planning from a social justice standpoint. Throughout the panel, each presentation had a recurring theme of environmental justice. Environmental justice, according to panelist and CSUN urban studies and planning alumni Yvette ...
Members of the School District 166 Diversity Committee have been planning a "Social Justice Conference" at the school for several months. WTIP has talked to organizers several times about this first-ever event, which involves students, teachers and community members. In recent days, concerns have ...
The MultiCultural Center presented their 24th annual Social Justice Summit at Humboldt State on Saturday. Deema Hindawi is an HSU student and a co-event coordinator of the summit. "The theme for the summit this year is 'Who Am I? [Back to Our Roots],'" Hindawi said. "We want people to look beyond ...
Subject: Social Justice, Environment, Poverty, Civil/Human Rights | Deadline: Apr. 10, 2018 (letters of intent) | Amount: Up to $25,000 . . . Hey! Thanks for being a part of the Youth Today community. Can't see the content you wish to view? Click here to become a subscriber and get access to all our ...
"Social justice and conservation each represent great values of our society," says John Vucetich, professor of ecology at Michigan Technological University, who led the study. "We aimed to examine those values from first principles to better understand how to respond when Social justice and conservation ...
U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D) Georgia annually travels to Alabama, to commemorate "Bloody Sunday." The 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama was done by non-violent protesters. The moment was met with heavy resistance from law enforcement as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus ...

Sonoma State University will host its annual Social Justice Week March 5-9, with almost 40 hours of lectures, panels, films and activities, on topics ranging from law enforcement and the community to understanding sexual violence. Keynote speakers include political activist Ralph Nader and the Director of ...
The decision by the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to not file low-level misdemeanor cases promotes public safety and furthers the county's commitment to equity and social justice. There is no evidence that prosecuting individuals for these crimes makes our community safer. Instead, individuals ...
Social Justice Speaker Kimberly Foster will speak at the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center, 716 Langdon St., on Thursday, March 8. Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet, a multiplatform digital community for Black women, which reaches over 2 million visitors a month.
In a collection of works which focused on teaching for social justice, Linda Christensen (2000) wrote that though conflict does occur when one "rises up", transformative acts such as students "reading the word and the world" also occur and so does engagement and empowerment. In essence, engagement in diverse ideas ...
Students have an essential role to play in creating a dialogue around social justice and pressing for social reforms, civil-rights lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander said during a Feb. 26 campus lecture. "I no longer believe that the current two-party, pay-to-play political system will, as constructed, ...
The Muse has descended on the curriculum developers at Columbia University: they have designed a class entitled Pop and Social Justice Songwriting 101. Which implies that there will be a 102. But it seems unlikely that Columbia students will be able to major in it because the course is being offered to ...
For 23 years, members of Building Bridges, a student-run social justice organization at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, have organized a conference focused on the key issues of the day. Last summer, when organizers met to plan this year's event, two potential topics eventually rose to the surface.
During the Lenten Season, our congregation has been journeying through a forty-day Bible Challenge with the book entitled, "The Social Justice Bible Challenge." It was edited by Marek Zabriskie, pastor of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. It has been a wonderful opportunity to read the Word of God on a ...
We can't truly protect the environment unless we tackle social justice issues, too. People of color continue to live closer to environmental hazards. By Amal Ahmed February 26, 2018. Protesters are confronted by the police in Warren County, NC. In the 1980s, the state of North Carolina built a toxic landfill in a low-income, ...
ANZASW is itself committed to advancing social justice through all the means at its disposal, particularly in advocating for the rights of disadvantaged persons. The fight for social justice never ends. Yet it is fitting to reflect on its achievements: thanks to the work of politicians, unions and justice movements ...
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela is on Tuesday launching her own foundation at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The launch takes place on United Nations' World social justice Day, and will see the Thuli Madonsela Foundation partner with Khulisa Social Solutions. The initiative is also ...
An Ivy League university in New York City is hosting a music class to teach teenagers "pop and social justice songwriting," instructing students on how to write music addressing "LGBTQIA rights" and "gender and racial equality," among other lessons. Columbia University's Center for Justice will host "Pop ...
A closer look at the Cambridge education Association shows a union that has been evolving for decades to become increasingly student-centered and committed to pressing issues of social justice. Teacher unions come from the roots of the labor movement, and were founded to protect teachers from unfair ...
... crowd noises. Forty-one years later, Higgins' students are splicing in updated cuts from people like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It's just one of the many ways in which the group is working to draw contemporary parallels in the themes of the music for its spring concert series, "Music of social justice.
They have worn "I can't breathe" shirts during pregame warm-ups to support the Black Lives Matter movement. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, while onstage at the ESPYs in July 2016, decried police shootings of people of color, and spoke out about racial tensions in the ...
"Most migration today is linked, directly or indirectly, to the search for decent work opportunities," said UN International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder in his message for World Day of social justice, which is annually observed on 20 February. "But many migrant workers end up ...
Following some horrible remarks aimed at LeBron James, some of the NBA's biggest names spent All-Star weekend talking about equality, social justice, and taking a stand. By Brady Klopfer@BradyKlopferNBA Feb 18, 2018, 8:00am PST. Share Tweet Share. Share. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Adam Silver talk about ...
After listening to rapper Joey Bada$$'s thoughts and opinions at Cuse for Good: social justice panel earlier that day, fans were ready to hear him perform. Bada$$'s performance was loud -- in sound, energy, enthusiasm and in spirit. Following the afternoon's panel on social justice featuring Bada$$ and ...
Nelson Mandela, freedom fighter and the first democratically elected president of South Africa, would have been 100 years old this month. He was a fierce advocate for equality and a champion for the power of young people. Yet, his grandson Kweku says today's youth may recognize the name Nelson ...
A plan to establish a new social justice framework/action plan at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified school District was met with unanimous praise at the Feb. 15 board meeting. The social justice Framework plan is part of SMMUSD's three-pronged approach to achieving "excellence through equity" ...
Valarie Kaur, an experienced interfaith organizer and a lawyer by profession, holds the belief that love can be more than a personal and intense feeling. She says that other than bonding two humans together, it is also a potent force for delivering social justice. To buttress her argument, Kaur shows the ...
During the past week, anyone strolling through Stanford Law school would have encountered a giant sign with the phrase: "Racism Lives Here Too." As part of a broader campaign to illuminate the supposed racism of SLS students, law school activists have also posted fliers with "racist" statements they ...
social justice activist Angela Davis speaks in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum at Utah State University on Thursday. ... And it was not the only one, either, for the 74-year-old UC Santa Cruz distinguished professor emerita, who spoke for nearly an hour on "the intersection of the arts and social justice" in a talk ...
10, for the eighteenth annual social justice Teach-In. The Teach-In, facilitated by the Case Western Reserve University Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL), InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF), social justice Institute and other partners, featured 33 workshops centered ...
Pick a social justice campaign from the last few years -- Black Lives Matter, #MeToo or Fight for $15 -- and notice that behind it stand black women, whose physical and emotional labor helped lay roots and build movements now largely considered socially acceptable or "woke." Not too long ago these ...
The NBA is not afraid to lead on social justice. by Ahiza Garcia @ahiza_garcia February 16, 2018: 3:01 PM ET. Adam Silver: My job is to protect NBA players' free speech ...
But social justice is not political." It's the first play of this type in the 59-year history of Driftwood Players, she said. "This is really going to affect people in ways that our other plays just don't." A bulletin board in the theater has information about Harper Lee's book, civil rights, segregation and lynchings, ...
This week The Center for Service in Action at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is hosting the 16th Annual Change the Status Quo: A social justice Conference. This conference aims to empower students to use the Learn by Doing spirit to challenge social norms, ask critical questions, demand solutions and make ...
Former UI school of Social Work Professor Tom Walz died last weekend, leaving behind a legacy of social justice and dedication to the community of those with disabilities. Walz, who died Feb. 10 at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer, founded campus coffee shop Wild Bill's, an establishment in North ...
Support for university-based efforts to advance social justice is nothing new. But it tends to come from institutional grantmakers who look to campus scholars, research centers and law schools to move the needle on issues like poverty, democracy reform, or racial and gender equity. What we see less often ...
Internationally-renowned educator, author and researcher Joy DeGruy spoke of the need to identify and re-evaluate behaviors passed down through generations of trauma during the 2018 social justice and Equity Lecture at Emporia State University's Albert Taylor Hall Thursday evening. DeGruy's theory ...
Pomona College math Professor Omayra Ortega takes a different approach to her Introduction to Statistics class this semester, incorporating social justice issues into key stats concepts. (Photo courtesy of Pomona College). Pomona College math professor Omayra Ortega introduced a social justice ...



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