Social Justice Week February 14-18, 2022

Week Events and Challenges

Social Justice Week kicks off ongoing education throughout the semester. Every day is a social justice opportunity day. Events are sponsored by the University's community: Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Social Justice Center, River Hawks Scholars Academy, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, Department of Psychology, and Student and Family Support Services.

Week Events

Monday, February 14, 2022

  • Beginning of Social Justice exploration challenge - topics, reflections and resources are different each day 
  • Nyle Fort "Critical Race Theory and a Country in Crisis" - 1:30 p.m., UCC 260 (faculty/staff focused) 
  • Nyle Fort "Black in America: Race, Protest, and Democracy" - 5 p.m., UCC 260 (student focused) 
    • Nyle Fort is a minister, activist, and scholar. His work addresses issues of racial and social justice through cutting-edge scholarship, community-based organizing, and large-scale social movements. Nyle co-founded the Maroon Project, an organization that works with students, community organizers, and local residents to impact issues of social justice through political education, civic engagement, and leadership development. Nyle earned his B.A. in English from Morehouse College, and his Ph.D in Religion and Interdisciplinary Humanities, with a concentration in African American Studies, from Princeton University. He is an incoming professor of African Studies at Columbia University. He is currently building a national museum of social justice and multi-racial activism

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • Taskforce Forum for Faculty/Staff - Join the council for Social Justice and Inclusion for updates and discussion on the Pillars and proposed actions, from 11:30-1 p.m., at Alumni Hall
  • Taskforce Forum for Students (Co-sponsored with the Student Government Association) Join the Council for Social Justice and Inclusion for updates and discussion on the Pillars and proposed actions, from 5:30-7 p.m., UCC 260

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 

  • “Do You See What I See: The Wrongful Incarceration of Sean K. Ellis” - Panel sponsored by the School of Criminology and Justice Studies and the Department of Psychology, from 4-6 p.m., UCC 260
  • Free on Three: Social Justice - Activities around Social Justice, games, valentines appreciation, therapy dogs, from 5-7 p.m., 3rd floor, UCC 370
  • Disable the Label Disability Advocacy Meeting - from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Zoom Link, Meeting ID: 831 7347 7270 Passcode: sFBd41 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

  • Pronouns: A Practical Guide Session - Exploring how pronouns are all throughout your life and how to properly use them with gender, at 11:30 a.m., UCC 255.
  • “First Gen Focus: A Moderated Conversation with Faculty and Student Leaders about Creating Equity for First-Generation College Students,” February 17, 2022 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., O’Leary 222. 
  • Inclusive Language Session: Marshall Greenleaf - Use language in your daily life that is inclusive in different spaces, from 4-5 p.m., UCC 255

Friday, February 18, 2022

  • SJC Lunch & Learn: Racism & Mental Health - A discussion of the connection of racism and mental health. All welcome. At 12 p.m., SJC-UCC 370

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge Topics

Engage in continued learning of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice topics through our 7 day challenge that includes a wide array of resources. Within each day are some curated resources but are not all that is out there. We hope this sparks you to continue learning more about these topics. 
Note: UCC is University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, Mass. Events are open to the UML community.