The School of Social Work's Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research and the Center for Sustainability, in partnership with the Fine and Performing Arts Department, is sponsoring an interdisciplinary colloquium "Multiple Perspectives of Social Justice: From Theory to Practice."
The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Refectory Hall, DuBourg Hall Room 157.
The purpose of the event is to promote a university-wide, multi-disciplinary conversation exploring the multiple aspects of social justice. The conversation will provide an opportunity to clarify language and discuss shared beliefs and unique skill sets related to social justice practice.
The event will include a keynote address by Loretta Capeheart, Ph.D., co-author of Social Justice: Theories, Issues and Movements. Capehart will address multiple perspectives and approaches toward working on Social Justice and balancing academia with social action.
Following Capehart's address, there will be two student-facilitated faculty panels examining the training of social justice practitioners within specific disciplines and the intersection of sustainability and social justice.
The event will conclude with a closing reception featuring locally grown gourmet delights from Local Harvest cafe at 5 p.m.
A juried student art exhibit: "This is What Justice Looks Like," also will be on display.
All members of the Saint Louis University community are invited to join us for all or a portion of the afternoon.
For more information, or to R.S.V.P., please contact Anna Sandidge, associate director of the Doerr Center at 977-2734 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.