Events Calendar

21 Jan
Common Ground for the Common Good: Examining the Past, Healing the Present, Building the Future
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc., Trainings & Workshops

Topic

Diversity, Campus & Community

Target Audience

Staff, Faculty

Tags

Social Justice

Website

http://pi.tt/sjs2021 

University Unit
Office of the Dean of Students
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Common Ground for the Common Good: Examining the Past, Healing the Present, Building the Future

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.  at the Social Justice Symposium - Common Ground for the Common Good: Examining the Past, Healing the Present, Building the Future! 

This year we not only will feature outstanding breakout sessions to choose from, but we have two keynote speakers who will be joining us to share their stories and expertise.

In the morning, we welcome Dr. Adam Alvarez, an Assistant Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education at Rowan University and proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Featured in Theory into Practice, Equity and Excellence in Education, and Teaching Education, his scholarship contributes to a growing body of research, attempting to shift our institutional approaches toward preparing future educators and researchers to recognize and disrupt longstanding school and social inequalities. 

To close the day we will hear from Luis Ortega, a multidisciplinary storyteller, empathy educator, artist, and the founder and director of Storytellers for Change. He is also the producer of the mini-documentaries series “First Gen Students: Change Starts With Your Story,” and his work has been featured at the Harvard DACA Seminar, the Seattle Design Festival, HBO’s “Where Do You Exist?” podcast, and the ArtPlace America National Summit. All of Luis’ work is informed by his personal experience as an immigrant, a commitment to social justice and racial equity, and a belief in the power of radical empathy to build a world of belonging.

Register: http://pi.tt/sjs2021 

Thursday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Common Ground for the Common Good: Examining the Past, Healing the Present, Building the Future

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.  at the Social Justice Symposium - Common Ground for the Common Good: Examining the Past, Healing the Present, Building the Future! 

This year we not only will feature outstanding breakout sessions to choose from, but we have two keynote speakers who will be joining us to share their stories and expertise.

In the morning, we welcome Dr. Adam Alvarez, an Assistant Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education at Rowan University and proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Featured in Theory into Practice, Equity and Excellence in Education, and Teaching Education, his scholarship contributes to a growing body of research, attempting to shift our institutional approaches toward preparing future educators and researchers to recognize and disrupt longstanding school and social inequalities. 

To close the day we will hear from Luis Ortega, a multidisciplinary storyteller, empathy educator, artist, and the founder and director of Storytellers for Change. He is also the producer of the mini-documentaries series “First Gen Students: Change Starts With Your Story,” and his work has been featured at the Harvard DACA Seminar, the Seattle Design Festival, HBO’s “Where Do You Exist?” podcast, and the ArtPlace America National Summit. All of Luis’ work is informed by his personal experience as an immigrant, a commitment to social justice and racial equity, and a belief in the power of radical empathy to build a world of belonging.

Register: http://pi.tt/sjs2021 

Thursday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Target Audience

Staff, Faculty