Social Justice Dinner Dialogue Series
Fall 2013 Social Justice Dinner Dialogue Series Events
Join us for a free dinner and to have a conversation on social justice issues on the following dates:
Thursday, September 12 from 6:30-8:30p.m. in Regis MPR (Lake Shore Campus): Taking Control of Your Identity - Benjamin Beltran, Elijah Ampo, Rowan Quinain.
Has anyone ever assumed something about you that wasn’t true? Maybe you are Pakistani but people assume you are Indian. Maybe you identify as biracial but people only see you as being one race. You may not identify with an identity that others have given you, or you may not identify with the stereotypes that come with a certain identity. In this workshop, participants will explore their identities through their own eyes as well as the eyes of others and empower themselves to take control of who they are.
Thursday, October 10 from 6:30-8:30p.m. in Regis MPR (Lake Shore Campus): Green for the Common Good: Sustainability's Connection to Human Rights - Susan Haarman, Oliver Goodrich
This program will focus specifically on debunking the myth that work for sustainability is not also work for the common good, human rights and anti-oppression work. It will offer a definition and explanation of Environmental Racism, ask participants to think about who's "under their carbon foot print", incorporate Catholic Social Teaching and offer concrete daily practices for more sustainable living and opportunities for environmental activism.
Thursday, November 14 from 6:30-8:30p.m. in Regis MPR (Lake Shore Campus): Language Inclusion - Molly Wiesman (Best Buddies Illinois)
Molly is Buddy Ambassador for Best Buddies Illinois. She was born with Cerebral Palsy, but she defies many of the obstacles and limitations that society places on her. She is going to speak to us about the importance of inclusivity, especially as it pertains to everyday language. Molly grasps that our words have immense power, and she advocates for mutual respect and acceptance for those who have disabilities. She will challenge us all to re-think the way that we speak and act, as well as demonstrate the importance of seeing the abilities in people with disabilities.
If you have any questions or need accomodations please contact Devita Bishundat at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-508-8858.