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Social Justice Series Runs Through December

SEPT. 21, 2009 | The second annual Social Justice Series at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls started Sept. 21 with a presentation on the “Lessons Learned From the Holocaust” by UWRF Professor Todd Savage at 4 p.m. in the St. Croix Room, University Center. The series runs through December.

September’s presentations focus on general social awareness, October focuses on deconstruction of gender identity, November on sustainable campus community and social equity, and December focuses on ability over disability and building a world of inclusion. The series’ mission is to educate and create awareness around social justice issues so that students, faculty, and staff might have the ability and knowledge to take social action.

The series is co-sponsored by UWRF, the Transgender Commission: University of Minnesota, Habitat for Humanity: River Falls Chapter, and Courage Center. For more information contact the University Center at 715-425-4444. Events include:

September: General Social Justice Awareness

Sept. 21: Social Justice Series, “The Mark of Remembrance and Holocaust: Applying Lessons Learned from the Holocaust in the Here and Now,” 4 p.m., St. Croix Room, University Center. FREE. Speaker is Todd Savage, UWRF professor of school psychology.

Sept. 29: Social Justice Series, “Talking Circle Tuesday,” 4 p.m., St. Croix Room, University Center. FREE. A discussion of social justice awareness facilitated by Kris Miner, executive director of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program.

October: Deconstruction of Gender Identity

Oct. 7: Social Justice Series, “Deconstructing Gender Identity: Film, ‘Toilet Training,’” 4 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, University Center. FREE. The film “Toilet Training” will be shown with a discussion following facilitated by representatives from the Transgender Commission at the University of Minnesota.

Oct. 12: Social Justice Series, “Deconstruction of Gender Identity, film, ‘Tough Guise,’” 3 & 7 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theatre, University Center. FREE. The film “Tough Guise” by anti-sexist activist, author, educator and filmmaker Jackson Katz will be shown. He is author of “The Macho Paradox, Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.”

Oct. 13: Social Justice Series/Wyman Series, Speaker Jackson Katz: “Deconstruction of Gender Identity,” 6 p.m. North Hall Auditorium. Tickets at the door: $8 admission; $5 for seniors (65+) and free for UWRF students and ages 18 and under. Jackson Katz, one of American’s leading anti-sexist male activists, will speak. He is an educator, author and filmmaker recognized for his work in the field of gender violence prevention through the education of men and boys, particularly those in the sports culture and the military. He is author of “The Macho Paradox, Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.”

Oct. 14: Social Justice Series, “Campus Alliance Ally Training,” 6-9 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theatre, University Center. FREE. Minnesota GLBTA: Campus Alliance Ally Training.

Oct. 21: Campus Sustainability Day. Events/time/place TBA. For more information contact the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development at 715-425-3479 or visit http://www.uwrf.edu/sustain/upcoming-events.html.

Oct. 21: Minimal Waste Concert featuring Dangergrass, 7 p.m., Falcon’s Nest, University Center. Co-sponsored by River Falls Habitat for Humanity: Eco Village

Oct. 27: Social Justice Series, “Talking Circle Tuesday,” 4 p.m., St. Croix Room, University Center. FREE. A discussion of deconstruction of gender identity facilitated by Kris Miner, executive director of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program.

November: Sustainable Campus Community: Social Equity

Nov. 2: Social Justice Series, “Sustainable Campus Community: Social Equity,” 4 p.m., Falcon’s Nest. FREE. Presentation by Kelly Cain, director of the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development, “Why is Socialism Such a Hot Button?”

Nov. 10: Social Justice Series, “Talking Circle Tuesday,” 4 p.m., St. Croix Room, University Center. FREE. A discussion of “Sustainable Campus Community: Social Equity” facilitated by Kris Miner, executive director of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program.

Nov. 16: Invisible Children Presents: “Together We’re Free” (Film), 6 p.m., Falcon’s Nest. FREE. Panel from the organization Invisible Children includes Paul Parent, Dave Morrison, Jes Aldrich and Kelsey Corbin. 6pm, Falcon’s Nest

Nov. 18: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Presents: Climate Change. 4 p.m., Falcon’s Nest. FREE. Journalist guests include Dan Grossman and Jennifer Redfearn discussing climate change.

December: Ability Over Disability: Building a World of Inclusion

Dec. 8: Social Justice Series, “Talking Circle Tuesday,” 4 p.m., St. Croix Room, University Center. FREE. A discussion of “Ability Over Disability: Building a World of Inclusion,” facilitated by Kris Miner, executive director of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program.

Dec. 8: Social Justice Series, “Film, ‘Murderball,’” 3 & 7 p.m., St. Croix Room, University Center, UWRF. FREE. A showing of “Murderball,” a 2005 film about rugby players who are paraplegic.

Dec. 9: Social Justice Series, “Ability Over Disability: Building a World of Inclusion,” Demonstration of Quad Rugby, 7 p.m., Falcon’s Nest, University Center, UWRF. FREE. Rugby demonstration by athletes and representatives from Courage Center.

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