“The Center for Social Justice as a Transformational Space on Campus: A Model”
Abstract: The University of Oklahoma Center for Social Justice was created in 2008 within the Women’s and Gender Studies program. OU’s CSJ is now a hub for social-justice-related initiatives. This presentation offers a model for creating a center for social justice given limited resources and discusses how a center for social justice can intervene in a conservative campus climate.
The philosophy department is sponsoring a visit by Prof. Sherri Irvin, a co-director of University of Oklahoma Center for Social Justice, to talk about what their center does on a conservative campus. In addition to learning from their experience, our hope is that this is also one entry point for the ongoing discussion of what social justice movement can look like on this campus, integrating the academic, activist, and student life aspects.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 4pm-5:30pm
Murray Boardroom, Wheelock Student Center (WSC 108)
After the talk, we will host an extremely-casual dinner-and-further-conversation at the University Club House (1302 N. Alder St.) from 6pm-8pm.