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Social Justice Summit Focuses on Social Action

"Come Together. Act Together” is the theme of Cal State Fullerton’s 12th Annual Social Justice Summit. The 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, program in Portola Pavilion of the Titan Student Union is free and open to the public.

This year’s summit will feature Clint Smith, an award-winning teacher and acclaimed spoken word poet. Smith’s TED Talk, a presentation of his spoken word poem, “The Danger of Silence,” has been viewed more than two million times, and was named one of the Top 20 TED Talks of 2014. He will personal stories of justice, community and education, and encourages others to overcome challenges and unite through the power of the collective voice.

Also featured will be writer, radio host and political comic Jamie Kilstein, who has appeared on the Conan O’Brien Show, is a regular on MSNBC, and been featured on FX (where his clip went viral with more than two million hits). Kilstein’s first book, “#Newsfail,” was recently released from Simon and Schuster.

Throughout the day, workshops will be held on topics such as gender and language, Islamophobia, what it means to be a minority, animal rights/factory farm issues, homelessness in Orange County, hate crimes and bias, human trafficking, economic injustice and civil disobedience. A resource fair featuring campus, regional and international organizations will provide opportunities to get involved in social action.

The Social Justice Summit is organized by Students Advocating Civic Transformation (Students ACT) and sponsored by the Student Life and Leadership.

Registration is requested and can be completed online. For more information, email Heidi Elmer coordinator, student life and leadership, at helmer@fullerton.edu.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Anthony Pang, associate director, Student Life and Leadership,  657-278-4664

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