The theme “Equity and Justice NOW” was created to convey the urgency of change related efforts within the United States. In the year 2015, over 1,100 people were victims of police related death. 21 transgender women were also killed in 2015, most of them being women of color. Popular movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName,#HerNameWas, #BlackOnCampus and even #OscarsSoWhiteÂ highlightÂ a dire need for representation, equity, and justice among marginalized communities.
This two-day summit will take place on Truman State University’s campus on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm and Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. and will consist of several opportunities for unpacking the intricacies and complexities of social justice advocacy. Through three workshop blocks, performances, and reflection our hope is that we can create authentic and brave dialogue that fosters self-awareness, identity development, coalition building, and a commitment to change.
If you are interested in attending the conference as a participant, presenter, or volunteer please follow the links below to sign up!
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