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2016 Schedule of Events

This is the draft schedule of events for the 2016 UWW Social Justice Residency. It is subject to change.  Register now to reserve your slot. Space is limited.

Friday, Sept. 9

5:00    Meet and Greet with light refreshments
6:00    Dinner
7:30    “Inside/Outside: The Politics of Social Change"- Discussion of Mass Incarceration with panelists John Bracey, PhD, Professor of Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst; Marianne Bullock, Co-Founder, Prison Birth Project; Heshima Moja, UWW student, community activist, Springfield, MA.

This panel is open to the public as part of the University of Massachusetts Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series

Saturday, Sept. 10

8:30    Breakfast
9:30    “Models of Protest”: discussion of Social Justice Residency readings
11:45  Lunch with members of Gardening the Community and OutNow: How to make a living working towards social justice            
1:00    Workshop: Voices from Inside
2:45    Workshop: UMass Divests
4:30    Keynote: "The fight for civil rights in the age of Obama and beyond": Reverend Al Sharpton (This event is open to UWW students and UWW faculty only) Only those who have RSVPed in advance of the event will be allowed entrance. RSVP online here
6:30   Dinner
7:30   Film screening and discussion: How to Survive a Plague

Sunday, Sept. 11

9:00    Breakfast: 2015 Student Research Project Presentations
10:30  Social Justice Wrap-Up: Where Do We Go From Here?
12:30  Lunch/Group independent study discussions (optional)