Friday, June 13, 2008

June 24 -- Social Justice Night

Social Justice Night
Tuesday, June 24 2008
RISD CIT building, Room 103169 Weybosset StreetMap:

Tentative schedule:
6 presentations by folks working towards Social Justice in Providence.~40 minutes.
8 different facilitated small group discussions.~1hour.
Short reportbacks from discussions to the whole crowd.~20 minutes.
Announcements.~1 minute each.
Speakers and discussion topics are still being finalized. Feel free toget in touch with ideas. We are trying to talk with as many people as wecan to generate worthwhile and interesting topics.
Lots of free food, snacks, beverages, coffee, throughout the night.
The space fits 100 people in chairs, has a projector, and is airconditioned. We arranged the free use of the space through the RISDOffice of Community Involvement. The event is otherwise unaffiliatedwith RISD.
In having this series of events in a different location every month, wehope to challenge biases and foster connections between variedcommunities. To help do that we attempt to identify and create dialogabout existing discord between communities. This month we are refining adiscussion topic addressing the tensions between college students andother city residents.
Looking forward to an inspiring night of movement building,
SueEllen Kroll
Mike Eng
Luke Kraffft

1 comment:

Mary T. said...

Hope this is a successful event. It is surely for a noble cause.

Paul Hanly Furfey -- CUA sociologist, priest, author etc. --won the Pax Christi Award for peace in 1980. He achieved so much in the name of social justice. His name often comes to light whenever the subject is brought up.

Thank you for the post.