Social Justice Week 

Gwen Brown and Ronald Smith, president and director of Something New, present “Products of a Revolution” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall.

Third annual event focuses on ‘Building Revolutionary Communities’

A week of presentations — with afternoon and evening sessions led by experts from across the country — will raise awareness of different kinds of social justice issues during the third annual Social Justice Week at UW-La Crosse.

A full schedule of daily brown bag lunches, research sessions, roundtables, panel presentations and featured speakers who highlight the collaboration and dedication to social justice topics are planned during UWL’s third annual Social Justice Week, April 2-6. This year’s theme is “Building Revolutionary Communities.” Many events feature UWL students, faculty and staff research and expertise. Other presentations will tap educators and activists from across the country — along with a social justice rapper.

Among the evening plenary sessions are:

Vanessa McNeal, director and producer of “The Voiceless.”

Monday, April 2 —

  • 7:30-9 p.m. — “Victim to Victor” by Vanessa McNeal, director and producer of “The Voiceless,” Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall.

Tuesday, April 3 —

  • 7-8:30 p.m. — “Products of a Revolution” by Gwen Brown and Ronald Smith, president and director of Something New, Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall.

Wednesday, April 4 —

Adrienne Keene, assistant professor at Brown University.

  • 7:30-9 p.m. — “Native Appropriations, Indigenous Social Media, and Responding to Racism” by Adrienne Keene, assistant professor at Brown University, Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall.

Annette Lareau, professors at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thursday, April 5 —

  • 7-8:30 p.m. — “Challenges for First-Generation College Students in College” by Annette Lareau and Stanley I. Sheerr, professors at the University of Pennsylvania, 1400 Centennial Hall.

Friday, April 6 —

G. Yamazawa, social justice rapper, poet and comedian.

  • 7:30-8:30 — Social Justice Concert: “We Can Mend the Sky” by UWL Concert Choir, Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts.
  • 9-10 p.m. — Performance by G. Yamazawa, social justice rapper, poet and comedian, Entertainment Café, Student Union.

 

View complete daily schedules and get more information.

 

If you go—   

What: UWL Social Justice Week

When: April 2-6

Where: UW-La Crosse

Admission: Free