"Diversity of Resistance"
March 7 & 8, 2014
Humboldt State University
The HSU MultiCultural Center will present the 20th Annual Social Justice Summit on March 7 & 8, 2014. We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to be involved in the Summit by enrolling in the class, presenting a workshop, volunteering, or registering to participate in the Summit.
The Social Justice Summit is a one-unit class offered in Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. The Summit is free for HSU students and high school students. Conference fee for faculty, staff and community members is $25 and $20 for non-profit organizations. Registration is through Extended Education.
Interested in presenting a workshop or facilitating a panel? For details, deadlines, descriptions and more please go to: http://humboldt.edu/summit/proposal.html
I look forward to seeing you at the 20th Annual Social Justice Summit on March 7 & 8. If you have any questions, please contact me at the numbers below or call Mona Mazzotti at 826-3369.
Marylyn Paik-Nicely, Director
HSU MultiCultural Center
Phone: 707-826-3367 Email: email@example.com
The title and focus of the 20th Annual Social Justice Summit is “Diversity of Resistance.” Although we acknowledge the importance of diversity among communities that collaboratively resist oppressive systems, we are referring to the different ideas and tactics that can be used in the struggle for social justice, equity, and inclusion.
Our goal is to create a space where we can examine various ways of resisting oppressive systems, covering ideologies ranging from reformist to revolutionary, as well as methods of organizing from the grassroots level to a more institutional level. It is also important to explore the potency of resistance through art and how we can use creative outlets to disseminate ideas of social change.
As individuals, we all have unique experiences, and we come from contrasting backgrounds, and therefore, we approach issues in countless ways; it is vital to recognize this in order to sustain our collective movement. We realize that all struggles to empower marginalized communities are interconnected and share a common oppressor. However, it is unrealistic for each person to be significantly involved in deconstructing every one of these mutually sustaining systems of oppression, and we are faced with the task of “choosing our battle”. We hope that this year’s Social Justice Summit may expose participants to a movement that they are inspired to join by providing an overview of current struggles for empowerment.
We invite you to participate in the 20th Annual Social Justice Summit, share your knowledge and experiences of activism and resistance, and be empowered to take action. See you at the Summit!
Jennifer Alejo & Ankush Ganapathy