November 14 - 20, 2016

Join the campus-wide conversation during Social Justice Week.

The President's Commission on Campus Climate and Inclusion is pleased to announce SCSU’s third annual Social Justice Week. In support of Southern's mission that indicates our commitment to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good, Social Justice Week is a focused opportunity to ask ourselves to consider our role in challenging injustice, valuing diversity, and creating a climate of inclusion.


NEWTOWN

Join us Nov. 10 for a screening of "Newtown" and a panel discussion and Q&A featuring director Kim Snyder.

Learn More

Bil Leipold and Joe Bertolino

Dreaming Beyond Technicolor: Social Justice in Action

Monday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Adanti Student Center Ballroom

Throughout the past year, college and university campuses around the country have been faced with addressing issues of bigotry, bias, and hatred. Communities are being challenged to confront the rhetoric and policies of oppression and privilege. As a result, institutions are being challenged to address these issues head on and TAKE ACTION!

Join President Joe Bertolino and his partner, Dr. Bil Leipold, as they explore issues of social justice. Highlighting their personal experiences in a nonthreatening, interactive, and humorous way, they challenge participants to take action! Questions to be explored include:

  • What is social justice?
  • Why is it important?
  • How do we create a welcoming community that places emphasis on dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility?
  • What actions can each of us take to make Southern a better and stronger community centered on social justice?

Mykee Fowlin

You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me

Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Adanti Student Center Ballroom

Dr. Mykee Fowlin takes the audience on an experiential journey, combining both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people.

He uses many of his gifts – humor, performance art, poetry, storytelling, psychology, theatrical monologues, and his personal journey – to create a moving experience for all who are open to this evolution!

Free pizza, t-shirts and a chance for students to win a reserved Engleman Hall Parking Lot space for a semester, lunch with President Joe and two friends, or a photo of you on the Southern website.


Step Afrika!

Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lyman Center

Step Afrika! is the first professional dance Company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The Company began in 1994 as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa and has expanded to become an international touring Company. Today, the Company continues to promote an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. Over the past 19 years Step Afrika! has grown to become one of the top 10 African American Dance Companies in the US and the largest African American led arts organization in Washington, DC. Each year,the Company performs in 10 countries for more than 50,000 people and touches 23,000 youth through its arts education programs. Step Afrika! gets people moving – towards college, towards a greater appreciation for the arts and towards a better understanding of each other.

Tickets are required for this free event. Learn more.

Social Justice Retreat

Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20
Camp Woodstock, Woodstock, CT

The Southern Social Justice Weekend will give students the opportunity to address some of the critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community. Students will be able to engage in transformative discussions, build connections & alliance, and increase their self-awareness and identity. Application required. For more information contact Dian Brown-Albert at brownd2@southernct.edu.

Students at the social justice retreat

What does social justice mean to you?

#owls4justice

All Events from Social Justice Week

Images of America: African American Exhibit

November 14, 2016, 8:00am
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Images of America: African American Exhibit is a collection of imagery and items which reflect the difficult times for African Americans in the United States during the period of slavery up to the Civil Rights Movement. "Remembering the past is critical to healing and moving forward to a positive future."

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

World Hijab Day Celebration

November 14, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Adanti Student Center

Take a step in our shoes on Hijab Day! World Hijab Day was created to provide solidarity for the women who suffer from oppression for their outward display of faith. This event encourages women of all faiths to wear the hijab and experience what it is like for our Muslim Students. Pick up your Hijab early in the day and join us at the end of the day as we reflect on your experiences.

9 a.m.-12 p.m - Pick up your hijab

Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Adopt-A-Family Food Drive

November 14, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Adanti Student Center

The Annual Adopt-A-Family Food Drive will begin on Tuesday, November 1st and run through Friday, November 18th!  Participate in this university-wide service event, by picking up an Owls Care bag and/or a box to fill with donated non-perishable food items. Donation boxes and tote bags are available in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development (ASC 212) and the Dean of Student Affairs Office (Engleman A 106). This year our collection will be donated to Family Centered Services of CT and the Mobile Food Pantry, benefiting Southern Owls! 

 

We Need Social Justice Because...

November 14, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Drop by the Department of Sociology (Engleman C011) to complete the sentence "We need social justice because..." as we create an organic representation of the importance of social justice to students at Southern.  Treats provided in exchange for your time and creativity.

Sponsored by Department of Sociology and the Women's Studies Program

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Discrimination Project

November 14, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Students in the Social Psychology of Prejudice course gathered anonymous responses from the SCSU community regarding experiences of discrimination. Swing by the Psychology Department (Engleman D 069A) to view their wall hanging that represents these different experiences.

Sponsored by Department of Psychology

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Buley Library Display: 'Contemporary Issues Facing Indigenous Groups in the U.S.'

November 14, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Buley Library

In recognition of Native People's Month, Buley Library will have a display featuring books and other resources that highlight the contemporary issues facing indigenous groups in the United States. Grab a cup of coffee in the Owl's Perch and check it out.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Joining the Conversation

November 14, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

Join Daphney Alston in a workshop designed to educate university staff to feel empowered to engage in social justice conversations. All too often there are assumptions that you need a certain experience or education level to facilitate conversations. This leads to missed opportunities for creating safe spaces and fostering positive relationships. We will navigate the process of self-awareness and explore some tools necessary to dive into social justice conversations. 

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Social Justice Week Kick-Off

November 14, 2016, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Adanti Student Center

Stop by the table to grab a snack to kick off Social Justice Week! Don't miss this opportunity to pick up your button, learn about the events of the week, sign the Social Justice Week banner, and learn how you can get involved.

A program of Social Justice Week

Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

Sponsored by the Social Justice Week Planning Committee

 

Social Justice Week Kick-Off

November 14, 2016, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Engleman Hall - Rotunda

Stop by the table to grab a snack to kick off Social Justice Week! Don't miss this opportunity to pick up your button, learn about the events of the week, sign the Social Justice Week banner, and learn how you can get involved.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Breaking the Stigma

November 14, 2016, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Farnham Programming Space

Prism, Sexuality and Gender Equality Center (SAGE), Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART), Violence Prevention Victim Advocate and Support Center (VPAS), and the Wellness Center unite to replace stigma with respect and pride. Participate in activities that provide insight into the source of stigmas and suggest ways to reframe our understandings.

Sponsored by Outreach Unlimited

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Exploring Your Piece in the Puzzle

November 14, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

Find your piece in the puzzle by joining us on our journey to advocate for others! We will have fun-filled activities that aid in our understanding of autism spectrum disorders and teach us what we can do to make a difference.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

 

'Images of America' Conversation Series

November 14, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Join Mr. Jeffery Fletcher, "Images of America" exhibit owner, as he discusses the African American experience from the period of slavery until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, to help us understand the African American struggle for freedom and equality.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

SENCER and Science Education

November 14, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Engleman Hall - Room B111

SCSU actively supports social justice education through SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities), a national organization devoted to science education and innovative teaching strategies that engage students in the community for social good. This session provides an overview of SENCER principles and practices, along with a description of SCSU's model classes, with the aim of enhancing teaching and learning across the curriculum.

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development

A program of Social Justice Week

 

It's On Us!

November 14, 2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Moore Field House Lobby

Visit VPAS Peer Educators to complete the sentence "It's On Us..." and help promote a healthy, safe, respectful campus for all. Get your picture taken and show your support!

Sponsored by Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Immigrant Justice with Unidad Latina en Accilon

November 14, 2016, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

Unidad Latina en Accilon is a grassroots social justice organization made up of immigrants in the Grater New Haven area since 2002. Many have suffered human rights abuses on the job and in the immigration system. We come together to address human rights abuses in our community and learn how to get involved!

Sponsored by the History Department

A program of Social Justice Week

 

World Hijab Day Reflection

November 14, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 309

If you picked up your hijab early in the day, join us as we reflect on our experiences throughout the day. If you did not have a chance to pick up a hijab, and would like to hear about student experiences from throughout the day, please join us and find out what it is like to spend a day in the Muslim culture.

Sponsored by Muslim Student Association

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Improving Nursing Care Within the Hispanic Community

November 14, 2016, 3:40pm - 5:30pm
Engleman Hall - Room A121 A/B

Many communities struggle in their access to healthcare, and the Hispanic community is no exception. Join nursing students to find out what simple solutions can be done to have an impact on improving this condition.

A  program of Social Justice Week

 

 

Water!

November 14, 2016, 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Academic Science and Laboratory Building

Did you know that SCSU water research contributes to social justice solutions? Access to safe drinking water and safety from hurricane damage are just two ways that water connects to social justice. Come visit the foyer of the science building (by the fishtanks) to learn how SCSU students are involved.

Sponsored by HON 217

A program of Social Justice Week

 

The Color of Trust: Policing Diverse Communities

November 14, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

American policing is in crisis. This crisis is systemic, economic, structural, and linked to racism, classism, and the militarization of even small police forces. This panel will offer avenues of inquiry and expression from and for the communities most affected, (i.e., poor, racialized, and those suffering from mental health issues) while attempting to unpack the apparent shift in policing from an ethos of "Protect and Serve" to a dictum of "Comply or Die."

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Women's Studies

A  program of Social Justice Week

 

'Dreaming Beyond Technicolor: Social Justice In Action' (Signature Event)

November 14, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom

Throughout the past year, college and university campuses around the country have been faced with addressing issues of bigotry, bias and hatred. Communities are being challenged to confront the rhetoric and policies of oppression and privilege. As a result, institutions are being challenged to address these issues head on and TAKE ACTION!
 
Join President Joe Bertolino and his partner, Dr Bil Leipold, as they explore issues of social justice.  Highlighting their personal experiences  in a nonthreatening, interactive and humorous way, Joe and Bil challenge participants to take action! Questions to be explored include: 

  • What is social justice? 
  • Why is it important? 
  • How do we create a welcoming community that places emphasis on dignity, respect, kindness, compassion and civility? 
  • What actions can each of us take to make Southern a better and stronger community centered on social justice?

Sponsored by the Social Justice Week Committee

A Signature Event of Social Justice Week

 

 

 

Images of America: African American Exhibit

November 15, 2016, 8:00am
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Images of America: African American Exhibit is a collection of imagery and items which reflect the difficult times for African Americans in the United States during the period of slavery up to the Civil Rights Movement. "Remembering the past is critical to healing and moving forward to a positive future."

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

Adopt-A-Family Food Drive

November 15, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Adanti Student Center

The Annual Adopt-A-Family Food Drive will begin on Tuesday, November 1st and run through Friday, November 18th!  Participate in this university-wide service event, by picking up an Owls Care bag and/or a box to fill with donated non-perishable food items. Donation boxes and tote bags are available in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development (ASC 212) and the Dean of Student Affairs Office (Engleman A 106). This year our collection will be donated to Family Centered Services of CT and the Mobile Food Pantry, benefiting Southern Owls! 

 

We Need Social Justice Because...

November 15, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Drop by the Department of Sociology (Engleman C011) to complete the sentence "We need social justice because..." as we create an organic representation of the importance of social justice to students at Southern.  Treats provided in exchange for your time and creativity.

Sponsored by Department of Sociology and the Women's Studies Program

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Discrimination Project

November 15, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Students in the Social Psychology of Prejudice course gathered anonymous responses from the SCSU community regarding experiences of discrimination. Swing by the Psychology Department (Engleman D 069A) to view their wall hanging that represents these different experiences.

Sponsored by Department of Psychology

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Buley Library Display: 'Contemporary Issues Facing Indigenous Groups in the U.S.'

November 15, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Buley Library

In recognition of Native People's Month, Buley Library will have a display featuring books and other resources that highlight the contemporary issues facing indigenous groups in the United States. Grab a cup of coffee in the Owl's Perch and check it out.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

'It's On Us': Social Justice Week Fest

November 15, 2016, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Moore Field House Lobby

Please join us for interactive games, prizes and information on violence prevention. Learn about the "It's On Us" campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness and encourages students to take a stand against sexual violence, which will help to create a campus of safety and respect.

Moore Field House Lobby

Sponsored by the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)

A program of Social Justice Week

 

The Human Library Project - CANCELLED

November 15, 2016, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom Reception Area

** This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.**

 

Don't judge a book by its cover. The Human Library is an event that allows you to check out a human "book" to hear about a fellow Owl's struggle and successes in dealing with prejudice, stigma and discrimination.  This event will have a wide variety of "books" for you to read that represent the resiliency and courage of the human spirit!

Sponsored by Department of Sociology

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Nursing Practice Working with Families: Social Justice Issues

November 15, 2016, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Engleman Hall - Room A121 A/B

Southern senior nursing students will present their research papers about Family Health Nursing and the social justice issues that healthcare practitioners experience while caring for families.

Sponsored by the Nursing Department

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Self-Sustaining Southern: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

November 15, 2016, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Farnham Programming Space

Join the Offices of Residence Life and Sustainability on America Recycles Day to learn how to do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle and create a sustainable Southern Community. Come learn about the cool initiatives on campus that impact the community at large.

Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Sustainability

A program of Social Justice Week



 

Documenting the Struggle

November 15, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

"The Use of an Image-Sharing Platform for the Development and Management of a Visual Library on Social Justice Activism"

Join Professor Eino Sierpe for a presentation and discussion of the development and management of the Social Justice Library as a community resource and visual archive on social justice.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

'The Way We Talk'

November 15, 2016, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

Join the Communication Disorders Department and Dr. Hillary Harper for a screening of "The Way We Talk," a personal documentary intimately centered around a support group for people who stutter on their journey toward self-acceptance. As the director confronts his own stuttering, he reflects on how the way he talks has shaped his identity and family story.

Sponsored by the Communication Disorders Department

A program of Social Justice Week

 

NDN Country and Indigenous Issues Today: Why They Matter to You

November 15, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

This event seeks to showcase NDN (Indian) and Indigenous people's lives today, with a focus on contemporary issues indigenous people face.  Come learn about and celebrate Indigenous people's heritages through a "mini pow-wow" of table stations, a panel discussion, and a native song and dance demonstration.

Please join us for an evening of learning and celebration for social justice. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from NDN and indigenous presenters and their allies from Connecticut. 

Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program

A program of Social Justice Week

 

 

 

Living in Your Skin

November 15, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 201

Every day minorities fight a war, not only in our skin but also in the communities in which we live, work and play. With the rising number of injustices that we see everyday, this event will provide a platform for people to share their personal journeys, to live in their skin, and to join together in the struggle for justice.

Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Coming to the Table (CANCELLED)

November 15, 2016, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

"Come to the Table" for an open and honest discussion led by a moderator and panelists from SCSU's multicultural and religious organizations. This program will provide a space to come together to establish peaceful, respectful, and open-minded communication on the issues facing people of all backgrounds in order to bridge the gaps between them.

Sponsored by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

A program of Social Justice Week

 

You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me (Signature Event)

November 15, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom

Dr. Mykee Fowlin takes the audience on an experiential journey, combining both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people.

He uses many of his gifts – humor, performance art, poetry, storytelling, psychology, theatrical monologues, and his personal journey – to create a moving experience for all who are open to this evolution!

Free pizza, t-shirts and a chance for students to win a reserved Engleman Hall Parking Lot space for a semester, lunch with President Joe and two friends, or a photo of YOU on the SCSU website.

Click here for event flyer

Sponsored by the Social Justice Week Committee

A Signature Event of Social Justice Week

 

Images of America: African American Exhibit

November 16, 2016, 8:00am
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Images of America: African American Exhibit is a collection of imagery and items which reflect the difficult times for African Americans in the United States during the period of slavery up to the Civil Rights Movement. "Remembering the past is critical to healing and moving forward to a positive future."

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

Adopt-A-Family Food Drive

November 16, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Adanti Student Center

The Annual Adopt-A-Family Food Drive will begin on Tuesday, November 1st and run through Friday, November 18th!  Participate in this university-wide service event, by picking up an Owls Care bag and/or a box to fill with donated non-perishable food items. Donation boxes and tote bags are available in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development (ASC 212) and the Dean of Student Affairs Office (Engleman A 106). This year our collection will be donated to Family Centered Services of CT and the Mobile Food Pantry, benefiting Southern Owls! 

 

We Need Social Justice Because...

November 16, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Drop by the Department of Sociology (Engleman C011) to complete the sentence "We need social justice because..." as we create an organic representation of the importance of social justice to students at Southern.  Treats provided in exchange for your time and creativity.

Sponsored by Department of Sociology and the Women's Studies Program

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Discrimination Project

November 16, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Students in the Social Psychology of Prejudice course gathered anonymous responses from the SCSU community regarding experiences of discrimination. Swing by the Psychology Department (Engleman D 069A) to view their wall hanging that represents these different experiences.

Sponsored by Department of Psychology

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Buley Library Display: 'Contemporary Issues Facing Indigenous Groups in the U.S.'

November 16, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Buley Library

In recognition of Native People's Month, Buley Library will have a display featuring books and other resources that highlight the contemporary issues facing indigenous groups in the United States. Grab a cup of coffee in the Owl's Perch and check it out.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Community Service Fair

November 16, 2016, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center

Come learn about the variety of service opportunities available to you. Meet community leaders and non-profit representatives to network for a good cause!

Adanti Student Center Room 216

Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development

A program of Social Justice Week

 

It's On Us!

November 16, 2016, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Moore Field House Lobby

Visit VPAS Peer Educators to complete the sentence "It's On Us..." and help promote a healthy, safe, respectful campus for all. Get your picture taken and show your support!

Sponsored by Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Film and Discussion: 'Journey to the Bottom of the N-Word'

November 16, 2016, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

The film is a collection of narratives from a range of people across America about their thoughts, feelings and experiences with the n-word and whether its growing use might lead to it becoming the new standard of reference for Americans of black African descent. Join Professor Frank Harris as he facilitates the discussion.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Wellness Wednesday - Social Justice and Health

November 16, 2016, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center

The availability of food and good nutrition are public health and social justice issues close on our campus and in our community. Stop by to learn more about food recovery, food pantries, and other initiatives to decrease food insecurity.

Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

Sponsored by the Wellness Center

A program of Social Justice Week

 

The Literacy Crisis and Poverty: A Community Approach to Intervention

November 16, 2016, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center

Poverty plays a significant role in the literacy crisis that exists in New Haven and local communities. Children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds enter school with large gaps in literacy skills, which widen as they progress through school. There are many ways SCSU students can help combat this literacy crisis.

Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

Sponsored by the Psychology Department

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Cross the Line

November 16, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Engleman Hall - Room B121

Don't miss this powerful and interactive activity that will build awareness of bullying. Participants will learn about themselves, reflect on their past experiences, and identify ways to create a bully-free environment in the future.

Sponsored by Public Health Society

A program of Social Justice Week



 

Teaching Social Justice

November 16, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Engleman Hall - Room B111

This session will explore professors' roles in promoting social justice both in and out of the classroom. Participants will explore their own identities and positions of privilege, discuss the importance of empathy, and sample some classroom facilitation strategies that contribute to social justice discourse. 

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development

A program of Social Justice Week

 

A World Without Borders: Migration, Refugees, and a Just Social Order

November 16, 2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

An unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18 (UNHCR 2016). What are our ethical obligations to these people? Should we welcome them or should we build walls to keep them out? Europe and North America are grappling with this dilemma. Come hear a panel of philosophers and ethicists discuss these issues.

Sponsored by the Philosophy Department

A program of Social Justice Week

 

What is YOUR Carbon Footprint, and WHY Does it Matter?

November 16, 2016, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Engleman Hall - Room D227

Environmental Justice is Social Justice! Come join professors from the Philosophy Department along with IDS students taking Human Flourishing in the 21st Century to find out your daily carbon footprint and discuss why it matters!

Sponsored by the Philosophy Department

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Annual 'Expressions of Social Justice' Talent Show

November 16, 2016, 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom

Join us as SCSU students perform poetry, songs, and dances and take the opportunity to address some of the critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community that they're most passionate about.

Sponsored by Multicultural Center

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Behind the Mask

November 16, 2016, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
West Campus Residence Complex

Join West Campus RAs Joey and Hannah to decorate your own mask followed by a conversation about stereotypes, labels, and microaggressions. Snacks will be provided!

Sponsored by West Campus Residence Hall

A program of Social Justice Week


  

 

Images of America: African American Exhibit

November 17, 2016, 8:00am
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Images of America: African American Exhibit is a collection of imagery and items which reflect the difficult times for African Americans in the United States during the period of slavery up to the Civil Rights Movement. "Remembering the past is critical to healing and moving forward to a positive future."

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

Adopt-A-Family Food Drive

November 17, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Adanti Student Center

The Annual Adopt-A-Family Food Drive will begin on Tuesday, November 1st and run through Friday, November 18th!  Participate in this university-wide service event, by picking up an Owls Care bag and/or a box to fill with donated non-perishable food items. Donation boxes and tote bags are available in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development (ASC 212) and the Dean of Student Affairs Office (Engleman A 106). This year our collection will be donated to Family Centered Services of CT and the Mobile Food Pantry, benefiting Southern Owls! 

 

We Need Social Justice Because...

November 17, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Drop by the Department of Sociology (Engleman C011) to complete the sentence "We need social justice because..." as we create an organic representation of the importance of social justice to students at Southern.  Treats provided in exchange for your time and creativity.

Sponsored by Department of Sociology and the Women's Studies Program

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Discrimination Project

November 17, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Students in the Social Psychology of Prejudice course gathered anonymous responses from the SCSU community regarding experiences of discrimination. Swing by the Psychology Department (Engleman D 069A) to view their wall hanging that represents these different experiences.

Sponsored by Department of Psychology

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Buley Library Display: 'Contemporary Issues Facing Indigenous Groups in the U.S.'

November 17, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Buley Library

In recognition of Native People's Month, Buley Library will have a display featuring books and other resources that highlight the contemporary issues facing indigenous groups in the United States. Grab a cup of coffee in the Owl's Perch and check it out.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Social Justice Poster Presentation

November 17, 2016, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

Students have learned to examine questions on varying social justice topics from different perspectives. They will be presenting their findings form topics of their interest from several angles. We will serve light refreshments as well.

ASC 303/305

Sponsored by INQ and Peer eMentor Patricia Larson

A program of Social Justice Week

 

It's On Us PSA: SCSU

November 17, 2016, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

Stop by to see the reveal of VPAS' It's On Us: SCSU public service announcement featuring Southern students with opening remarks by President Joe.  There will be a photo-opportunity for participants and light refreshments will be provided. 

Sponsored by Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Advocacy, Activism & Social and Political Change

November 17, 2016, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 201

Do you want to make a difference but you don't know where to start? Not sure how to turn your passion into action?  Join a spirited conversation on the ways in which individuals and groups affect the social and political climate while working to create change. No knowledge or experience required!

Sponsored by Office of Student Conduct and Civic Responsibility

A program of Social Justice Week

 

 

PB&J for the Homeless

November 17, 2016, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Engleman Hall - Room B121

Join Programs Council for their weekly PB&j but this week we have a twist! This week, we are going to also be making sandwiches that we will be donating to homeless shelters and the soup kitchens in the area. Found out more ways to give back and help out those in need!

Sponsored by Programs Council

A program of Social Justice Week

 

'Critical Patriotism & Social Justice: Incorporating Nationality into Mental Health Systems'

November 17, 2016, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

Mental health systems around the world are heavily biased by the cultural assumptions of the United States. Rising nationalism limits awareness, inquiry and meaningful dialogue about alternative methods of healing. Dr. Tracey Laszloffy and Dr. Jason Platt will present and guide discussion on pedagogical and practice applications.

Presenters:

Dr. Tracey Laszloffy, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Jason Platt, Ph.D.

Dr. Tracey Laszloffy received her master's and doctoral degrees in marriage and family therapy from Syracuse University in New York. She has over 17 years of experience as a therapist and has been a professor of family therapy within accredited MFT graduate programs.

Dr. Jason J. Platt is an associate professor and the program director of the Master's in International Counseling Psychology program at Alliant International University's Mexico City Campus. Dr. Platt earned his doctorate degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Syracuse University and his master's in marriage and family therapy at Louisiana State University-Monroe.

Sponsored by a SCSU Faculty Development Fund Grant 2016-2017

A program of Social Justice Week

 

It's On Us!

November 17, 2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adanti Student Center

Visit VPAS Peer Educators to complete the sentence "It's On Us..." and help promote a healthy, safe, respectful campus for all. Get your picture taken and show your support!

Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

Sponsored by Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Film Screening: 'Incarcerating US'

November 17, 2016, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

"Incarcerating US" tells the story of America's broken criminal justice sytem through the eyes of those who created it, those who have suffered through it, and those who are fighting to change it.

Sponsored by the Sociology Department

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Open Forum on Underrepresented Communities on Campus

November 17, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Engleman Hall - Room C112

Please join the Muslim Student's Association, NAACP, and BSU as we come together on a diverse but mutual platform to discuss the atrocities that people from underrepresented communities are experiencing around the world. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, Black Student Union (BSU) and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Step Afrika! (Signature Event)

November 17, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. It now ranks as one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States. The Company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

Sponsored by the Social Justice Week Committee

A Signature Event of Social Justice Week 

Tickets: Tickets are required for this free event.
Remaining tickets are available for
SCSU STUDENTS/STAFF ONLY (2 PER VALID ID)
Contact Lyman Box Office in person M-F 11a-5p
or email your request to lymancenter@southernct.edu
Please include contact info: SCSU ID Number, Name, Address, Phone and # of Tickets)

Seating: General Admission - Audience Seating begins at 6:30p.m.
NOTE: Seating is on a first come first served basis. 
Ticket holders are not guaranteed seat for this free event and should plan arrive for when doors open at 6:30p.m.
PARKING NEAR THE LYMAN CENTER IS LIMITED. 
Please use Wintergreen Garage - 23 WINTERGREEN AVENUE
(A short 10 minute walk to Lyman Center - Please plan accordingly)

 

 

 

Social Justice Retreat

November 18, 2016, All Day
Camp Woodstock

This weekend retreat provides an opportunity for students to address critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community.  Participants will engage in transformative discussions, build connections and alliances, and increase self-awareness and identity.  Registration is required.  Contact the Multicultural Center at (203) 392-5879 or brownd2@southernct.edu to see if space is still available.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Images of America: African American Exhibit

November 18, 2016, 8:00am
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Images of America: African American Exhibit is a collection of imagery and items which reflect the difficult times for African Americans in the United States during the period of slavery up to the Civil Rights Movement. "Remembering the past is critical to healing and moving forward to a positive future."

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

Adopt-A-Family Delivery Day

November 18, 2016, 9:00am
Adanti Student Center

Volunteers are encouraged to gather at 9:00 am to be a part of the pick-up and delivery crew for the non-perishable food items we collect for Adopt-A-Family. We will be picking up donations around campus and delivering them to Family Centered Services of CT and the Mobile Food Pantry on campus. 

A program of Social Justice Week

 

We Need Social Justice Because...

November 18, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Drop by the Department of Sociology (Engleman C011) to complete the sentence "We need social justice because..." as we create an organic representation of the importance of social justice to students at Southern.  Treats provided in exchange for your time and creativity.

Sponsored by Department of Sociology and the Women's Studies Program

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Discrimination Project

November 18, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Engleman Hall

Students in the Social Psychology of Prejudice course gathered anonymous responses from the SCSU community regarding experiences of discrimination. Swing by the Psychology Department (Engleman D 069A) to view their wall hanging that represents these different experiences.

Sponsored by Department of Psychology

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Buley Library Display: 'Contemporary Issues Facing Indigenous Groups in the U.S.'

November 18, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Buley Library

In recognition of Native People's Month, Buley Library will have a display featuring books and other resources that highlight the contemporary issues facing indigenous groups in the United States. Grab a cup of coffee in the Owl's Perch and check it out.

A program of Social Justice Week

 

Social Justice Retreat

November 19, 2016, All Day
Camp Woodstock

This weekend retreat provides an opportunity for students to address critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community.  Participants will engage in transformative discussions, build connections and alliances, and increase self-awareness and identity.  Registration is required.  Contact the Multicultural Center at (203) 392-5879 or brownd2@southernct.edu to see if space is still available.

Social Justice Retreat

November 20, 2016, All Day
Camp Woodstock

This weekend retreat provides an opportunity for students to address critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community.  Participants will engage in transformative discussions, build connections and alliances, and increase self-awareness and identity.  Registration is required.  Contact the Multicultural Center at (203) 392-5879 or brownd2@southernct.edu to see if space is still available.

A program of Social Justice Week

Upcoming Events

Queerphobia and Intersections of Oppression and Sexual Violence

November 21, 2016, 1:10pm - 1:50pm
The SAGE Center - ASC, Room 324

In order to end sexual violence against ALL people we must address the complex circumstances and risk factors that leave some people more vulnerable than others and recognize the unique barriers that certain people face when coming forward. This program will explore the complexities of sexual violence among LGTBQ+ individuals and the impact of systemic queerphobia.

Co-Sponsored by Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS) and Sexuality and Gender Equality Center (SAGE)

 

Turn the World Around: Music of Hope, Peace, and Justice

November 21, 2016, 7:30pm
Engleman Hall - Room C112

Join the University Choir for their fall concert, which was developed as a response to the events of injustice and violence that have erupted in our country and around the world. This one-hour concert of hope-filled music for difficult times, will be including selections from "Les Miserables," music by Gabriel Fauré, Kurt Bestor, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, and songs of healing from around the world.

Open to the public; $5 suggested donation, free to SCSU students, faculty and staff

Donations will be accepted to benefit the victims of this summer's devastating floods in Louisiana.

 

choir concert 

'Images of America' Conversation Series

November 28, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Join Mr. Jeffery Fletcher, "Images of America" exhibit owner, as he discusses the African American experience from the period of slavery until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, during which African Americans struggled for freedom and equality.

 

It's On Us: What Would You Do? The Role of Bystanders

November 30, 2016, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

Have you ever seen someone who needed help, but you didn't know how to help? How do you think you or your classmates would react if they saw someone who needed help?

Attend this program and find out that most SCSU students WANT to help, and RESPECT those who do help, and you will also get the SKILLS to help safely.

Contact: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS), Melissa Kissi

Email: KissiM1@southernct.edu

Phone: (203) 392-6945

Also available upon request!

A Tribute to Paul Robeson

December 2, 2016, 7:30pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Paul Robeson was a world famous actor, singer, Civil Rights leader, and the first professional concert singer in history to use Negro spirituals in his performances. Join us as we celebrate Paul Robeson with the one-man play -- Call Mr. Robeson -- taking us into the life of Paul Robeson.

paul robeson event

Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace

December 5, 2016, 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Buley Library Patio

Members of our student faith groups are coming together in solidarity to pray for an end to violence and for peace in our communities and throughout our world. Please join us for a few moments of prayer for nonviolence and peace.

Sponsored by the Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center