Thursday, November 5, 2009

UIUC: "Social Justice on the Ground" Symposium

Global Crossroads holding symposium "Social Justice on the Ground"

The Global Crossroads Living-Learning Community will be holding a half-day symposium: “Social Justice on the Ground.” Please encourage your students to attend by announcing the program. Faculty and staff members and graduate students are also welcome to attend. Although an RSVP is not necessary, we would welcome a response since we will be serving lunch.

Geared toward undergraduates, this symposium brings together students and faculty to discuss issues of social justice and researchers’ roles in relation to the communities that they study, work in, or collaborate with. Not only will students be encouraged to examine the links or gaps between academic research, collaboration, and social justice engagement; they will also be encouraged to think critically about the concept of global citizenship.

Opening Remarks
Lydia Khuri, Global Crossroads Program Coordinator

Transnational Community Development: The Case of a Rural, Midwestern Town
Faranak Miraftab, Urban and Regional Planning

Challenges of Designing for People: Developing Community-managed Water Supplies Around the World
Student Panel, Engineers without Borders

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009
Time: 11 AM-2:30 PM (lunch served)
Location: Saunders Lounge, Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls, Urbana (entrance on College Court)

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