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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!   

January 2021 Events

Inauguration Watch Party: A peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next is a hallmark of American democracy. Join us to watch the incoming administration take the oath of office and become the 46th President of the United States of America on Wednesday, January 20th at 11am here! Register to join us here.

Faculty Current Event 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, chat, listen and learn! As part of our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming this month we will be talking about police relations with people of color. Join us on Monday, January 25th at 2pm. Register to join us here.

Cinema and Conversation: This is a great 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 of race and how those same issues apply today. This month, as part of our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming we will be watching the movie "I Am Not Your Negro". Join us to talk about the themes of this film on Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm. Register here!

EIU Reads: We will be reading the book “So You Want To Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo and coming together for an hour once a week for 4 weeks to talk about the themes in this important book. You will be responsible to purchase and read this book and come to each session ready to engage! Sessions will begin February 1st. Register to join us here.

 

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Civic Engagement and Volunteerism

Eastern Illinois University
MLK Jr. Union 3rd Floor
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3967
volunteer@eiu.edu


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