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Social Justice Week at UWL

In This Together: Pursuing Social Justice in Changing Contexts

April 4-8, 2016


April 4
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 8

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Ward Room, Cartwright Center

Brown Bag
Lunch 1:

"Subalternity in the Gendered Marketplace: Exploring Transgender and Genderqueer Consumers' Experience in the Market"
Elizabeth Crosby

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Ward Room, Cartwright Center


Brown Bag
Lunch 2:


 "Age Discrimination and Intersectionality"
Dawn Norris

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Ward Room, Cartwright Center


Brown Bag
Lunch 3:


"Developing Change Agency in the Young Adolescent Learner"
Ann Yehle, Penny Reedy, Maggie McHugh, and Students

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Ward Room, Cartwright Center


Brown Bag
Lunch 4:

"Imagining a Better World: Rap Music Skepticism and the Civic Activism of Young African Americans"
Ray Block

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Ward Room, Cartwright Center


Brown Bag
Lunch 5:


"Children Who Are Homeless"
Patricia Markos 

4:00-5:30 p.m.


Research Session 1: Racism and White Privilege, 
Centennial 2313


"Anti-black Racism in the Criminal Justice System: A Social-Psychological Perspective"
Grace Deason and Jessica Sim

"White Men on Campus: Transforming Learning about Privilege, Diversity, and Responsibility for Social Change"
Jörg Vianden and Charles Martin-Stanley II


"Dishonorable Whiteness: Why Asians are Being Whitened and Why We Largely Don't Care"
Roi Kawai 


Roundtable 1: Undergraduate Research,
Centennial 2302


"The Inclusivity of Literature in English High School Classrooms"
Emily Mootz

"Staging Black Masculinity and Traditional Black Music Forms in the U.S."
Kalon Bell

"Negotiating Respect and Exposing Power Dynamics in Rural Strip Clubs"
Zöe Taylor-Hayden


Roundtable 2: An Invitation for UWL Faculty to Explore a Social Reconstructionism Philosophy of Education,
Centennial 2311

Joshua Miller and Students

4:00-5:30 p.m.


Research Session 2: Social Justice Activism, 
Centennial 2313

"The Development of a Literacy Program at the La Crosse County Jail"
Kate Parker, Bryan Kopp, and Kelly Sultzbach

"Peace History and Peace Activism in a Militaristic Society"
Deborah Buffton 

"Does the First Amendment Advance or Hinder Social Justice?"
Nizam Arain 


Roundtable 3: Exploring Marginalization and Writing Your Own "What is…" Speech,
Centennial 2302

J. Scott Baker and Students



Caucus 1:
Racial Affinity Caucuses,
Centennial 2311

Jamie Capetillo



Diversity Dialogues Session 1, Centennial 2214: 

SAPA Panel

4:00-5:30 p.m.


Research Session 3: Graduate Student Research, 
Centennial 2313


"The Panopticon of Racism"
Charles Martin-Stanley II

"Life after Voiced Stories: Understanding Transformative Learning Through Social Justice Performance"
Stephanie C. Bohlman

"Racial Battle Fatigue"
Meng Vang



Workshop 1: Activism, 
Centennial 2302


"Augusto Boal Live: UsingTheatre of the Oppressed Forum Theatre to Solve Problems in Multicultural Contexts"
Roi Kawai and Students



Parts of Me Panel: Intersectionality,
Centennial 2311

Onyx Klein
Pride Center


Diversity Dialogues Session 2, Centennial 2214:

Panel on First Generation Students


4:00-5:30 p.m.


Research Session 4: International Perspectives and Social Justice, 
Centennial 3301

"The Marielito Cubans of Fort McCoy"
Omar Granados

"Human Rights Accompaniment in Guatemala"
Connie Vanderhyden 

"Racism, Citizenship, and Everday Dominican-Haitian Interpersonal Relations in the Dominican Republic"
Christine Hippert


Research Session 5: Graduate Student Research, Centennial 3214

"Mental Health and Barriers at UWL"
Kaila Henry

"Examining and Addressing Christian Privilege in Higher Education"
Andrew Ives

"Using Your Privilege in Powerful Ways"
Shari Schoohs and Hanna Wright 


Roundtable 4: Obstacles to Equity and Opportunities for Teaching Exceptional Children and Youth,
Centennial 2313
Leslie Ann Rogers, Jennifer Butler Modaff, and Students


4:00-5:30 p.m.


Institute for Social Justice Spring Meeting and Closing Reception, 
Hall of Nations Centennial


5:30-7:00 p.m.
Centennial 1400

Diversity Dialogues Plenary Speaker:

"Islamaphobia in the United States"
Corey Saylor

Director of the Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)




5:30-7:00 p.m.
Centennial 1400,
Centennial 1309 (overflow)


Diversity Dialogues Keynote Speaker:

"Addressing Rape and Sexual Assault on College Campuses"
Annie E. Clark

Co-Founder of End Rape on Campus Now and featured in the documentary, "The Hunting Ground"


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


Plenary Speaker and Performer:

 Kit Yan
Spoken Word Artist

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


Plenary Speaker:

"What's in a Name? Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching"
Adam Driscoll

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


Plenary Speaker:

"Peace and Social Justice Activism"
Margaret (Peggy) Rozga


7:00-8:30 p.m.
Valhalla, Cartwright Center



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