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Social Justice Series


There is a lot happening in our country and across the globe right now. And a lot of those events/issues are asking for your attention and effort. Are you struggling to figure out what causes matter to you and how to get involved? Then this Social Justice Series is perfect for you! 

We will be exploring the concept of Social Justice, systematic oppression, and institutional racism.  If you want to learn more about how to engage with the process to help make our community, systems and country more equal and safe for every human, we have space for you!  


September 2020 Events

Faculty Chats: This is a great opportunity to come and have a meaningful and civil  conversation with faculty from our EIU campus around current events and issues that are happening in our country right now. Come, listen and learn!

Join Dr. Melinda Mueller and Dr. Erin Rowland on the 15th to discuss all things about our democratic process: Election 2020 101. And for the chat on the 29th: Dr. Ryan Burge and Dr. Paul Danyi will lead us through a conversation of: Religion, Human Rights, and Election 2020.

Register to join us for these events below!

Tuesday, September 15th from 4:30-5:10pm
Tuesday, September 29th from 6-6:40pm

EIU Reads: This will kick off the week of September 14. We will be reading the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and coming together for an hour once a week for 5 weeks to talk about the concepts in this important book. You will be responsible to purchase and read this book and come to each session ready to engage! Sign up to join a group here!

Thursday 9/17: Cinema and Conversation: This is an easy way to Netflix and Fill.....your brain with new information! From the comfort and safety of your living space you will watch a movie and then we will come together to have a conversation to look critically at the themes and how those same issues apply today. We are kicking off this monthly program with: Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th. It is available on Netflix and YouTube. Our conversation, lead by Dr. Kevin Anderson will be on Thursday 9/17 at 7pm. Register here!

Social Justice Seminar: Join us for this brand new program! The conversation to kick this all off is what is Social Justice and how do I figure out what movements, issues matter to me? There will be a 30 minute presentation done by EIU's Dr. Paul Janssen Danyi with time for questions and conversation after. Our first seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 23rd at 2pm. Register to join us here!


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