Beginning January 21, during the week of campus-wide activities in honor of Dr. King, the Stone Center will launch a series of ongoing student-led conversations to explore current social justice issues and the persons at the forefront of these movements. Each of these Crucial Discussion sessions–to occur monthly throughout the spring semester–will feature noted community activists who champion a specific cause and seek to effect lasting and meaningful social and institutional change through action and engagement.
These forums will provide an opportunity for student participants to critically explore social justice issues and learn from the ideas, experience and passion of seasoned community leaders and activists how to drive change through committed involvement and service.
Discussion Schedule (all discussions take place at 6:30pm at the Stone Center):
January 21: Environmental Justice — Naeema Mohammad and Steve Wing, NC Environmental Justice Network
February 18: Civic Involvement and Community Organizing — Ajamu, Ajamuito and Rukiya Dillahunt, generations of community activists
March 21: Local Community Renewal and Environmental Racism — Rev. Robert Campbell
April 11: Queer Liberation — Serena Sebring, Southerners On New Ground (SONG)
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