Social Justice Conference at OSU

On Feb. 3 and 4 OSU will house a unique conference based on the pursuit of social justice in our community and the world. The Intersecting Identity and Interaction Conference: Overcoming the Barriers to Social Justice Conference will celebrate our individual identities and how we can use our differences to build coalition, collaborate and make the world more inclusive for all peoples. This is a good opportunity to learn more about community service, activism, and how to link community work to any career.

All events are free and open to the public. At 7 p.m., Feb. 3, Juana Bordas, president of Mestiza Leadership International and author of Salsa, Soul and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age will be delivering a keynote speech entitled, “The Power of WE: Leading in our Multicultural Millennium.” At 7 p.m., Feb. 4 there will be an International Women’s Night, a celebration of women from around the world represented at OSU.

For a complete list of events, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/intersecting-identities.

There are a group of workshops being offered in the Memorial Union on Feb. 4 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Presenters will offer workshops on topics in sociology, history, art, poetry, leadership development, activism, and many more. Presenters include Larry Roper, Susan Shaw, Lani Roberts, Dwaine Plaza, Christian Matheis, Kim McAloney, Mamta Accapadi, Marisa Chappell, Amarah Niazi, Cara Ashworth, Amber Wilburn, Joe Hoff, Jana Zvibleman, Susanne Cohen, Chris Lenn, and students from Team Liberation and the Ethnic Studies Student Association.

Register for workshops at http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/intersecting-identities . Participants do not need to attend the whole day’s activities in order to attend a workshop. Just pick which time slots work for you and register online.

Want to be more involved or learn more? Please direct all questions to Katherine Parker at parkekat@onid.orst.edu or Beth Rietveld at beth.rietveld@oregonstate.edu

Sponsored by the Women’s Center, University Housing and Dining, Student Affairs, Intercultural Student Services, Women Studies, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, and the Women’s Leadership Initiative, with generous grants from Target and the Zonta Foundation of Corvallis.

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