Social Justice Week 2018

Social Justice Week at UWL

Building Revolutionary Communities

April 2-6, 2018


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12:00-1:30 p.m. Room 3310, Student Union

Brown Bag    Lunch 1:

“Communities in Action: Interdependent Justice-Making”

Barb Pollack, Andrea Hansen, Hetti Brown, and Terry Glenn Lilley

12:00-1:30 p.m. Room 3310, Student Union

 Brown Bag Lunch 2:

“Living and Learning: Examining Racial and Ethnic Biases” JMAC

12:00-1:30 p.m. Room 3310, Student Union

Brown Bag Lunch 3:

“What it Feels Like to be Imprisoned: Handcuffed, Being a Number, and Other Fond Memories of Being ‘Dehumanized’” Frank Kroncke, Viterbo University

12:00-1:30 p.m. (presentation will begin at 12:30)
Room 3310, Student Union

Brown Bag Lunch 4:

“Historical Perspectives on Reproductive Justice” Jodi Vandenberg-Daves

12:00-1:30 p.m. Room 3310, Student Union

Brown Bag Lunch 5:

“Social Media Activism and The Black Lives Matter Movement: Building Revolutionary Communities” Charles Martin-Stanley and Charles Martin-Stanley II, University of Iowa

2:30-3:45 p.m. Room 0120 Theatre, Student Union

“Stories from People, Stories from Trees: Empowering Anishinaabe Identity and Reclaiming Traditional Land Use Through the Rings of Trees”

Evan Larson University of Wisconsin-Platteville


2:00-3:30 p.m. Room 3314, Student Union

“The State of the System: An Open Forum”

Sponsors include: United Academic Professionals of UWL, The Office of Continuing Education and Extension, UWL Faculty Senate, UWL Student Association, and the Department of Political Science and Public Adimistration


 1:45-3:45 p.m. Room 3314, Student Union

“Combating the Demand for Sex Trafficking”

Terry Forliti, Executive Director of Breaking Free

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Research Session 1: Language, Leadership and Social Justice, Centennial 2201

“(De)humanizing Latin@ Child Immigrants in United States Spanish- and English-language Print Media”
Megan Strom

“Linguistic Human Rights: Preparing all Teachers to Work with English Learners”
Heather Linville

“Latinx Student Leadership in the Post-election Era” Adele Lozano and Paige Kieler


Panel 1: Fashioning Justice: Using Fashion to Explore Social Justice Issues, Centennial 3103

Terry Glenn Lilley and Students


Roundtable 1: Graduate Student Research, Centennial 3106

“Making Fraternity and Sorority Life a Tool for Social Change”
K Weinberg

“Men, Masculinity, and Membership: The Intersection of Gender and Student Leadership”
Amber Schneider

“LGBTQ+ Students in Housing and Residence Life”
Jalon Falconer and Trev Leeper

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Roundtable 2: Undergraduate Student Research, Centennial 2201

“White Perceptions of Black Social Movements”
Kyleigh Hall

“The LGBTQ+ experience in Cuba”
Demitra Weisbrod

“The Influence of Socialization on Black Women within the Stress Process Model”
Sydney Yarbough


Diversity Dialogues Session 1: Planting SEEDs: Using Peer Education to Create Change, Centennial 3103

Migdaila Simpson, Jori Given, Isaiah Thomas, Karter Etchin, Sam Strooza, Sophia Juame, Aprajita Singh, Mackenzie Aneke, Hannah Asiyanbi, Katheryn Horne, Macy Ramos, Becky Hawkins and Jess Nussbaum


Social Justice Activism 1: Civil Rights Pilgrimage: Creating Transformative Experiences Through Travel, Centennial 3106

Richard Breaux, Antoiwana Williams, April Handtke, Kathy Thoen, Jori Givens, Malik Hodges, Hayden Pieper, and Emily Smith

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Social Justice Activism 2: White Social Justice Accomplice Development: An Emerging Model, Centennial 2201

Jake Dyer and Jörg Vianden


Roundtable 3: Literature and Social Justice, Centennial 3103

Susan Crutchfield, Kelly Sultzbach, and Students


Diversity Dialogues Session 2: Both/And: How Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in Higher Education Uphold Systems of Oppression, Centennial 3106

Megan Pierce, Angela Birrittella, and Matthew Evensen

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Social Justice Activism 3, Centennial 2201

“Teaching Hmong History and Culture Through a Young Adult Verse Novel: Insights from Middle School Teachers on Their Teaching of Mai Chao’s Gathering Fireflies”
Emily Mootz and Jim Carlson

“Revolutionary Ethics for Revolutionary Communities” Kevin Hundt “An Analysis of Hate and Bias Response Data to Support Critical Pedagogy and Inclusive Teaching Practices”
Roi Kawai


Roundtable 4: Adventure Education and Social Justice, Centennial 3103

Rafael Ramirez, Kate Evans, and Matt Mauer


Interactive Session: Collective Community Engagement and Responsibility for Teacher Candidates, Centennial 3106

Scott Baker and Students


5:30-7:00 p.m. Hall of Nations Centennial 1300

Plenary Panel 1: What Ta-Nehisi Coates Says to Me

Ron Malzer, Facilitator

Panelists: Tom Jessee, Richard Breaux,  Uttara Manohar


5:30-7:00 p.m. Hall of Nations Centennial 1300

Plenary Panel 2: Stomp Out Stigma: Mental Health Dialogues

Kate Ebert, Organizer

5:30-7:00 p.m. Hall of Nations Centennial 1300

Workshop: The Importance of Peace and Grass Roots Organizing

Sponsored by Students for a Free Tibet


7:30-9:00 p.m. Auditorium, Graff Main Hall

Plenary Speaker:
Vanessa McNeal, Director and Producer of “The Voiceless”

7:00-8:30 p.m. Auditorium, Graff Main Hall

Plenary Speakers:
Gwen Brown and Ronald Smith, President and Director, Something New “Products of A Revolution”

7:30-9:00 p.m. Auditorium, Graff Main Hall

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Adrienne Keene, Assistant Professor at Brown University “Native Appropriations, Indigenous Social Media, and Responding to Racism”

7:00-8:30 p.m. Centennial 1400

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Annette Lareau, Stanley I. Sheerr Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, “Challenges for First-Generation College Students in College”

 7:30-8:30 p.m. Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts

Social Justice Concert:
“We Can Mend the Sky” UWL Concert Choir 


9:00-10:00 p.m. Entertainment Café Lower Level, Student Union

G Yamazawa, Social Justice Rapper, Poet, and Comedian