|Norm White, Ph.D., will present the event's keynote lecture, "Spots on the Globe: Third World Communities in Our Midst." File photo|
Saint Louis University will host the "Global and Local Social Justice" conference beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Center for Global Citizenship. This year's conference is the fourth student conference organized by Global and Local Social Justice Program — Power, Society, Culture, which is part of the larger Global and Local Social Justice Initiative. The conference will include paper sessions, a keynote address and a poster session.
Norm White, Ph.D., associate professor of criminology and criminal justice and director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, will present the keynote lecture at 3:15 p.m. White will speak about his work in the communities of North St. Louis in an address titled "Spots on the Globe: Third World Communities in Our Midst." Light refreshments will be served.
The conference and keynote are the inaugural events of BEYOND BORDERS, a series of events that aim to educate and engage the Saint Louis University Community for global awareness and to increase dialogue about social justice and global citizenship through collaborative events and programs.
The Global and Local Justice Initiative is supported by the departments of American studies, political science, public policy studies, sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Program, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the School of Social Work and the College for Public Health and Social Justice.
The Global and Local Social Justice Program offers a dynamic 21-credit hour minor program, which requires students to present in a public forum.