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Social Justice Series Set

MARCH 13, 2009 | A new social justice lecture series at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been created by the Office of the Chancellor, UWRF Student Affairs and the UWRF Ethnic Studies Program. Events, open to the public, will be held in March and April.

The series is designed to create awareness and educate UWRF students, faculty, staff and community members how to address injustice and inequality on campus, in their community and within society.

On Tuesday, March 31, Tom Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the United States, will present, “Beyond Diversity: Challenging Racism in an Age of Backlash.” Wise has been called “one of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation.” Wise has spoken in 48 states and on more than 400 college campuses. Tickets are $5 for the general public, $3 for seniors/juniors (18 and under), and free for UWRF students and children. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the North Hall Auditorium.

On Wednesday, April 1, the event “Take Back The Night” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in Pete’s Creek, which is located in the lower lever of the University Center. All are invited to attend and be part of the solution to end sexual and domestic violence. Survivors of sexual assault, abuse, rape and domestic violence are invited to break the silence and share their stories at the event.

On Wednesday, April 29, “Unity in the Community” is taking place all day on the University Center Mall. The festival celebrates diversity and the inclusiveness of the UWRF campus and features music, art, food and performances.

UWRF students interested in a summer social justice trip to Poland, “The March of Remembrance and Hope,” should apply by Friday, May 1. The trip is from August 1 - 8. Ffor more information contact Todd Savage at For more information on the Social Justice Series, contact Kristie Feist, assistant director of residence life, at


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