The Urgency of Social Justice

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Urgency of Social Justice, taking place in and around the Arts Quad, is meant to build awareness and strengthen support for social justice activities, programs, community services, and advocacy groups at UW and in our local communities. The event will kick off a series of activities hosted by the Gender and Social Justice (GSJ) program. The event is being organized by a group of staff, faculty, and students, with leadership from GSJ.

Activities will include short speeches and performances by students, faculty, staff, and advocates, information tables for community groups and academic programs, poster displays of research and artwork related to social justice, a performance by the Conrad Grebel choir, entertainment, food, and refreshments.

Our goal is to foster dialogue on a range of social justice topics including but not limited to anti-racism, anti-colonialism/decolonizing, gender and sexuality, class and economic inequality, immigration, environmental justice, cultural and religious diversity, disabilities, truth and reconciliation, restorative justice, human rights, and peace and conflict-resolution.

Learn more on the event page.