Date: January 25th to January 27th, 2016
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 25:Shoe Collection Drive | Social Justice Photo Fair 12 pm – 2 pm on the Rock Plaza. Drop off your new or gently used shoes for the “A Step Towards Happiness” project! The shoes will be donated to impoverished communities in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. All sizes and types of shoes are needed. Co-sponsored with LINK. Tuesday, January 26:“It Happened Here” Documentary Screening 6:30 pm-9 pm at Cosford cinema. Join us for ‘It Happened Here,” a documentary screening exploring sexual assault t on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. Co-sponsored with C.O.P.E. and Canes Catalyst. Wednesday, January 27:Social Justice Snack-N-Chat 12 – 1:30 pm in SC Moss Terrace. Discover upcoming volunteer opportunities and ways to involved in social issues affecting South Florida. Connect with local nonprofit agencies working to alleviate these issues over lunch and casual conversation.