Student-Led Conference, Podcast, and Media Production

Spring 2022 Social Justice Class Recruitment Sessions

SSU’s Social Justice Organizing spring 2022 class is recruiting students who want to:

  • contribute to Social Justice
  • network with practitioners and employers
  • Develop event planning capabilities
  • Improve social media, web-design, and video skills
  • Make podcasts
  • Have other contribution ideas 

Join former Social Justice class students Jamilah Shimi, Shannon Ottens, and Danielle Caballero to hear about the class and what it is like to participate in social justice week.
-Session 1: Nov 4 12:30-1:30 Register for Zoom Here
-Session 2: Nov 10th 5-6PM Register for Zoom Here

“Empowerment Through Social Justice”

Monday 4/4Tuesday 4/5Wednesday 4/6Thursday 4/7Friday 4/8
11:30-12:30Opening Ceremony, Aztec Dance Performance, Calpulli Tonalehqueh
Paws For Life K9 Rescue and Prison-Based Service Animal Training Program. And Screening of
PBS Documentary With John Legend, “Shelter Me: Soul Awakened,”
Jon Grobman,
Topic TBD, Alianza for Equity Sex & Disability, Lauren Stewart, SSU HUB Cultural Center  
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion  
Understanding How Privilege (of gender, race, age, hierarchy, language, sexuality, religion, etc.) Operates in and Impact the Classroom,
Aparna Sinha, Assistant Professor
Culture & Communication, Cal Maritime
1-2Opening Keynote, Decolonizing and Intergenerational Healing As A Justice Practice,
Yei Tochtli Mitlapilli
Topic TBD, L. Frank.Trauma & Healing in the Anthropocene, Students & Dr. Erica Tom, Director of Native American, Lecturer, American Multicultural Studies Department, and the Hutchins School of Liberal StudiesHow to Mix Academic Work With Police Reform Activism, Dr. Angelo Brown, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Arkansas State University, and SSU AlumnusTopic TBD, Sonoma State Queer Faculty and Staff Association
2:30-3:30Bystander Intervention Training, SSU Title IX & Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation Compliance Investigation and Training SpecialistsHow Neurodiversity Relates to Social Justice, Christy Giambastiani, Senior Disability Management Advisor, SSU Disability Services for StudentsSupporting Social Movements Through Research, Dr. Sharon Fuller, Lecturer, SSU Geography, Environment & Planning
4-5Topic TBD, SSU Office for the Prevention of Harassment and DiscriminationThe Role of Systemic Racism in Journalism. Otis R. Taylor Jr. Supervising Senior Editor of Race and Equity, KQUEDClosing Keynote
5:30-6:30Social Justice Careers Alumni Panel and Networking, SSU Alumni Association, and SSU Career Center Awards & Closing Reception, Dr. Jerlena Griffin-Desta, Chief of Staff / Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Diversity
7-8Closing Reception

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