Social Justice Week 2018

March 1, 2018
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Sonoma State University will host its annual Social Justice Week March 5-9, with almost 40 hours of lectures, panels, films and activities, on topics ranging from law enforcement and the community to understanding sexual violence. Keynote speakers include political activist Ralph Nader and the Director of Project Censored Mickey Huff. Taking place during the same week, in an effort to spread awareness of resources and to show support for undocumented students, the university will also host its second annual UndocuWeek on campus.

Sponsored by the Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club, Associated Students and multiple departments on campus, all Soical Justice Week events will be held in the Cooperage and are open to the public. Co-sponsors of the week include the Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, Code Pink, Metta Center for Peace and other North Bay community organizations. 

A donation of $10 will be accepted at the door for keynotes, students are free and the public is welcomed. Parking at Sonoma State is $5-$8. For more information, contact Elizabeth Castanon, Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club president,; Peter Phillips, sociology professor and Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club advisor,

Keynote Speakers:

March 5: Political Activist Ralph Nader, author of Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think. Topic: Social justice and world affairs, 7:30p.m.

March 7: Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. Topic: Fake News and Truth, 7 p.m.

Full Program Schedule

***Part of UndocuWeek

Monday, March 5, Social Justice Week Kick Off, Cooperage 2

***11 a.m. - Walk-out march: Santa Rosa Junior College

12-1p.m. - Social Science 320, Social Justice Week Class Assembly Meeting and Sign in

1-2 p.m. - Michael Nagler:  Metta Center for Nonviolence: “The Time is Now” Presentation

2:30-3:30p.m. - Susan Lamont: Police Brutality Coalition: Community and Law Enforcement Relations: At the Crossroads

4-5 p.m. - Peter Phillips: Giants: The Global Power Elite

7:30-9 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Ralph Nader: One Person Can Make a Difference: Social Justice and World Affairs, Green Music Center, Free for SSU Students, Tickets Required in Advance

Tuesday, March 6, Cooperage 2

10-11:30 a.m. - Henry Kaku and the Buddhist Center: US Citizens Jailed in Concentration Camps by Presidential Order- 1941

12-1:30p.m. - Veterans for Peace: The 50th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre and Its Lessons for Today

***1:30-2:50 p.m. - Faculty and staff "UndocuAlly" training: Ballroom D

2-3p.m. - Mara Ventura, Jordan Steger from North Bay Jobs with Justice: Higher wages movement, $15 an hour minimum wage and Unionization

3-5 p.m. - Alicia Jrapko, U.S. Coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba: What to Expect with U.S./Cuba Relations in the Trump Era

7-9 p.m. - Mariana G. Martinez, Ariana Aparicio and Ballet Folklorico Netzahualcoyotl: Immigrant Rights Night

Wednesday, March 7, Cooperage 2

10-11 a.m. - Adrienne Lauby and Celeste Austin: Homeless Action: The Living Room, Santa Rosa

11:30-12:30 p.m. - Linda Sartor, author: Turning Fear into Power: Stories that Inspire Following your Heart Even When Fear is Present

1-2 p.m. - Caitlin Quinn, Verity: Understanding Sexual Violence

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Shelly Browning, Barbara Fishelson, Philip Beard, Linda Sartor, Debora Hammond: Public Banking Sonoma County

4-5:30 p.m. - Toby Blomé, Code Pink: Global Drone Warfare

***6-8 p.m. - Movie night: "Sin Nombre," Stevenson Hall 3008

7-9 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Mickey Huff: Director Project Censored: Fake-News and Truth Emergency

Thursday, March 8, Cooperage 1

10-11:30 a.m. - John Bertucci, Fukushima Response Campaign: Fukushima Updates & West Coast Impacts

12-1 p.m. - Rebel Fagin, Occupy Sonoma County: Climate Change Push Back

1:15-2:45 p.m. - Therese Mughannam, North Coast Coalition for Palestine:  Why Should Palestine Matter to You?

3-5 p.m. - Lynn Woolsey- former member of Congress: Women in Politics, Location Schulz Library

7-9 p.m. - Faculty Panel: Diana Grant, Chingling Wo, Tim Wandling, Ron Lopez, Napoleon Reyes, Anastasia Tosouni: Social Justice Without Borders

Friday, March 9, Cooperage 2

10-11:30 a.m. - Peace and Justice Center: Networks for Peace and Justice in Sonoma County

12-1:30 p.m. - Nicole Wolfe, SSU Professor: Cannabis and the Law

2-4 p.m. - Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action, and Carol Dansereau, author of What It Will Take: Rejecting Dead-ends and False Friends in the Fight for the Earth

4:30-6:30 p.m. - Mickey Huff: Critical Media Literacy, Multi-Campus Panel Faculty and Students from: Diablo Valley College, CSU East Bay, College of Marin and San Francisco State

***5:30-7:30 p.m. - Know your rights training/potluck: Ballroom D

7:30-9 p.m. - Glenn Ford: Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report a weekly magazine of news, commentary and analysis from the Black Left

-Nate Galvan