Date: January 26th to January 29th, 2015
Social Justice Week, sponsored by the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, is a student-led initiative aimed at bringing awareness to the numerous social justice issues impacting our campus as well as our community. Social Justice Week is also supported by many student organizations. It is an opportunity to bridge gaps between various student organizations and bring together diverse individuals and student leaders, as well as the greater Miami community, to shed light on their passions and educate others on today’s pressing social issues.
Below is a list of this year’s events:
Monday, January 26:
Tuesday, January 27:
Art for Kids Presents: Social Justice, A Collaborative Art from 11 am – 3 pm on the Lakeside Patio and Stage. Create collaborative art work with students on various social issues.
Students For Education Reform (SFER) Presents: U Reform from 6 pm – 8 pm in SAC Ballroom East. Engage in open discussion with students to learn about education reform.
Wednesday, January 28:
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Presents: Trouble in Paradise, a Conversation on Domestic Violence from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm in SAC Ballroom East. Explore the effects and aftermath of domestic violence through open discussion.
Thursday, January 29:
Green U and UM Law School Presents: Environmental Law and Justice, Taking a closer look at the Miami Environmental Movement from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in SAC Ballroom East. Discover the fascinating world of Environmental Law and Justice in our community through the cases and stories of professional practitioners.
UPride Presents: Speak for the Streets, Social Justice Week Open Mic from 7 pm – 9 pm on the Lakeside Patio and Stage. Hear the voices of others and amplify your own on an open mic.
UGenerations Presents: Growing Up from 11 am – 2 pm on the Lakeside Patio and Stage. Broaden your perspective on ageism through an interactive educational workshop
SPARK Presents: Face-BOOKED from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in SAC Ballroom East. Explore police brutality and he influence of social media in fueling stereotypes.