As an institution, Alvernia University strives to educate our students to be "ethical leaders with moral courage." As a part of this mission, it is important to challenge our students to engage in dialogue and experiences that encourage growth and learning in areas of social justice and diversity. The Office of Multicultural Engagement and Division of University Life sponsors a series of events, speakers, and lectures that focus on social justice and diversity. These events focus on discussion of many different dimensions of diversity (race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, etc.) while opening the discussion to equity, tolerance, prejudice, and many other areas.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 5:30 PM in Crusader Cafe
Three Dominicans will speak out on their lives and how their culture has influenced their way of living. They will explore the similarities and differences of their experiences. All three come from the same culture, but each embrace it in different ways. Each person currently lives in the United States but at different points in their lives they lived in the Dominican Republic. Join us to hear the stories of these three individuals and learn something new.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 5:00 PM in Francis Hall Theater
Biography: Michael Brown, Sr. is the father of Michael Brown, the slain Missouri teenager who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson following an altercation at a convenience store in the suburban St. Louis city in August 2014. In the wake of the slaying, local and nationwide protests, demonstrations and riots occurred, sparking the expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement. Following the Ferguson riots, Brown made numerous media appearances, speaking candidly about his son’s death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson.
Monday, October 10, 2016 @ 6:00 PM in Francis Hall Theater
About: Nationally acclaimed, DEFAMATION is a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: your audience is the jury. More than a play, DEFAMATION is a unique opportunity for your community to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day. Conversations started in your venue will last for days, weeks and months.
For more information on the Justice Everywhere events, please contact the Office of Multicultural Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.