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EVENTS

March 20

March 21

March 19

Drone Warfare: Murder By Remote

 

6 p.m., Room 18 Anne Belk Hall

 

An event addressing the illegal and immoral practice of military and police drone operations, strikes, and assassinations abroad and at home.

Sponsored by Amnesty International, NC Peace Action, American Correctional Association, Students for Local Change, and Young Americans for Liberty 

Concert for Justice​​​​

 

8 p.m., Parkway Ballroom 
 

The Concert will kick-off a campus wide Justice Week with performances by multiple A Capella groups, dance groups and some solo performers.

Sponsored by Student Government Association (SGA) 

Humans: Not For Sale

 

11AM-2PM, Watauga River Room

How many slaves work for you? Stop by and check out an engaging walkthrough that helps us understand the connection between US and the atrocious issue of modern-day slavery.

Sponsored by International Justice Mission 

Race to Nowhere 
March 20 @ 7 p.m., 
Reich College of Education 124
 

"Race to Nowhere" is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss”, “Race to Nowhere” brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools.

Sponsored by Appalachian Educators for Social Justice 

 

March 23

March 22

March 24

Poverty Right in Our Backyard: A Day of Service 

 

10-2 p.m., Sign up in the ACT Outreach Office

 

We will be serving at the Hospitality House  to experience the enormous amount of poverty in our local community.

Sponsored by ACT OUT

Invisible Box Walk

 

Meet at Raley Circle at 9 a.m. to leave for Asheville 

The walk will give an in-depth look into the homeless community of Asheville.

Sponsored by People Fighting Poverty

Waiting for Water
1-2 p.m., Sanford Mall

Nearly one billion people lack access to clean water and sanitation. Help us raise awareness for the water crisis by pledging to go without water during the day on March 22 and join us in a walk for clean water. Water is a basic human right and there is no life without water.

Sponsored by Wine To Water

March 26

March 27

March 25

Rape as an Instrument of War and Genocide: Liberia and Burma

 

7 p.m., Three-Top Mtn. Room

Rape, in all areas of the world, has become a powerful way to control and inflict fear upon people. Professor Amy Hudnall will open the evening with background information on rape in the context of war and genocide connecting to the important information that Sherouk Ahmed will present on the little known conflict that has slowly become genocide over the past decades against the Rohingya in Burma (Myanmar), followed by the screening of the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" that shares the story of Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Leymah Gbowee, and her experience of bringing peace to war torn Liberia.

Sponsored by Student Association for Social Work, PeaceJam, Muslim Student Association, and Lips. 

Capital Punishment in the USA and Around the World

 

6 p.m., Room 114 Belk Library 

Mr. Richard Dieter, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, will lead a discussion of capital punishment in the United States and discuss how American death penalty practice fits into the larger context of capital punishment around the world. Questions to be answered include, why is America the only western, industrialized nation in the world with the death penalty?

Sponsored by the Department of Government and Justice Studies, Amnesty International, and the Student Chapter of the American Correctional Association 

Voices of Inspiration

 

12-4 p.m., Lobby Reich College of Education

In this public performance-art event, students, staff and faculty "embody" the people and voices of those who have inspired them to work for equity, peace and justice.

The LGBT Center presents "8" by Dustin Lance Black

 

7 p.m., Parkway Ballroom

Dustin Lance Black (Academy Award winner for MILK) brings the trial of California's Proposition 8 to life in his documentary play based on the actual transcripts of the Federal District Court trial which challenged the voter approved proposition that sought to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center 

Social Justice Coffee Hour: A Look at Social Business with Bald Guy Brew

 

March 27 @ 7 p.m., ACT Outreach Center

Come learn about how a local social business is advocating for a better standard of living for coffee workers. Bald Guy, from Bald Guy Brew,  will be sharing his story of how global connections make a world of difference. FREE TREATS & COFFEE!

Sponsored by ACT and Bangs Shoes

March 28

Social Justice Week: What Do We Do Now? A Round Table Discussion 

 

6 p.m., Rough Ridge Room

Professors, students, and community organizers will discuss ways to get involved and become an advocate for change. Panelists include Dr. Matthew Robinson from the Department of Government and Justice Studies, Todd Mortensen from ACT, and many others.

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