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Social Justice Week Kick Off: Monday March 21st
11am to 1pm – Sponsors and Organizations Tabling in Seawolf Plaza (outside of Student Center)
Police Brutality Coalition Demonstration: Re-enactment of jail beatings
Monday Events: Ballroom B
1:00-2:00pm North Bay Jobs with Justice: Focus on higher wages movement, and particularly the $15 an hour minimum wage ballot initiative that voters will consider in November.
2:30-3:30pm Police Brutality Coalition: Presentation on Law Enforcement brutality in Sonoma County
4:00-5:00pm Fight for Five: Presentation by California Faculty Association
7:00-9:00pm Keynote Speaker: David Talbot, Ballroom A– Politics: Author of The Devil’s Chessboard, Allen Dulles. The CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government
Introduced by Project Censored Director: Professor Mickey Huff
Women’s Justice Day: Tuesday March 22nd
Tuesday Events: Ballroom D
10:00-12:00pm Dianne Monroe: Your Spark of Genius and Our Challenging Times
Exploring the idea that every person has a spark of genius (sometimes called the life purpose or pass) that is linked to the world’s needs. Understanding this enables us to lives of deep fulfillment and makes our greatest contributions in these deeply hopeful and challenging times. Interactive workshop offers practices to support you in exploring where your unique spark of genius meets the great needs of our times.
12:00-1:00pm SSU Student Bobby Ramirez: Hip-Hop Performance in Seawolf Plaza
Listen to Bobby use his music to connect to social issues.
1:00-3:00pm Documentary Showing: “The Hunting Ground” (Theme: Sexual Assault on College Campuses). Sponsored by Guided to Safety
4:00-5:00pm Linda Sartor Presentation on “Turning Fear into Power: One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror”
Domestic Affairs Day: Wednesday March 23rd
Wednesday Events: Ballroom D
10:00-11:30am Move to Amend Presentation
On January 21, 2010, with Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government.. Move to Amend rejects the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and moves to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
12:00-1:30pm Veterans for Peace: Veteran Suicide Display and Presentation
2:00-3:00pm North Coast Coalition for Peace: Presentation on Justice in Palestine
3:30-5:00pm Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County Presentation
7:00-9:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Davey D in Ballroom A – Black Lives Matter, Community Activism, A nationally recognized journalist, adjunct professor, Hip Hop historian, syndicated talk show host, radio programmer, producer, deejay, media and community activist.
Foreign Affairs Day: Thursday March 24th
Thursday Events: Ballroom D
10:00-11:30am Coloring Activity: Draw Your Perfect World.
12:00-2:00pm Project Censored: Presentation on Global Media Literacy and Censorship
2:30-3:30pm Documentary Showing: “Nuclear Savage” (Theme: Human radiation experiments conducted by the U.S. government.)
4:00-5:00pm Fukushima Response Campaign: Presentation and Q&A
7:00-9:00pm Panel of SSU Faculty on a “Borderless World” in Ives 101
Peter Phillips – Sociology
Napoleon Reyes – Criminal Justice
Ron Lopez – CALS
Tim Wandling – English
Documentary/Social Justice Day: Friday March 25th Ballroom D
10:30-11:30am “Plastic Paradise” (Theme: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and plastic polluting the oceans)
11:30-1:30pm Black Panther Movie
2:00-3:00pm North Bay DREAMers Short Films and Presentation (Theme: Changing attitudes about the undocumented community through the lives of undocumented students of SSU)
3:30-5:30pm “Miss Representation” (Theme: Sexism in U.S. society and media) Sponsored by Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women
7:00-9:00pm Keynote Speaker: Medea Benjamin in Ballroom A – Co-Founder of Code Pink, Peace, and Social justice: Challenging Global Power and Inequality
Sponsored by: SSU Sociology: Social Justice and Activism Club, SSU Associated Students, Project Censored, Media Freedom Foundation Inc., Police Brutality Coalition, North Bay Jobs with Justice, Fight for Five, Guided to Safety, Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, Veterans for Peace, Trash the TPP, Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County, Fukushima Response Campaign, Code Pink, Move to Amend, Sonoma State Faculty, SSU School of Social Sciences, SSU Sociology Department, KBBF Bilingual Radio, North Bay DREAMers, North Coast Coalition for Palestine, Aqus Café, KWTF.