Gabriel Thompson, investigative journalist, community organizer, and author of Working in the Shadows, There’s No José Here, and Calling All Radicals will be the keynote speaker at the University of Arizona College of Public Health’s 5th Annual Social Justice Symposium on Friday, April 1, 2011.
Lisa Hopper, founder of World Care, a Tucson-based organization dedicated to recycling and redistributing education, health, and emergency relief supplies locally and globally, will be the closing speaker.
The event also will include Social Justice in Everyday Life, Women Advocating for Change, Giving Voice to Vulnerable Populations, and Systems Approaches to Harvesting Change
The Social Justice Symposium is designed to engage students, faculty, health professionals, and community members in dialogue to cultivate awareness and encourage action in the pursuit of equal justice for all people in every aspect of our society.
The symposium will be 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Drachman Building at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. It is FREE and open to the public! Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Register here.
Pre-event Free Movie Screening
A free screening of the documentary film 389 Miles: “Living the Border” will kick-off the Social Justice Symposium on Thursday, March 31st in Drachman Hall, Room A114 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 p.m.). Free pizza will be served.
389 Miles “Living the Border” is a documentary film that addresses the current immigration debate taking place on the Arizona-Mexico border. This film is a human journey, a story documented by director/producer Luis Carlos Davis who grew up in the shadow of the Arizona-Mexico border. It presents the raw, daily life of human beings who come from different backgrounds and ideologies when it comes to immigration
Davis, a UA alumnus, and Gail Emerick, Executive Director of the South East Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), will conduct a discussion after the film.
The screening was organized by the Global Health Alliance and the Social Justice Symposium Planning Committee.
For more information on Social Justice Symposium, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.