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Social Justice Summit Brings Actress Asia Jackson to Campus

CSUF’s Vincent Harris to Deliver Feb. 24 Keynote Presentation

 

Islamophobia on college campuses, stepping up to rape culture, reframing disability, and pain and anger in the LGBTQ community are a few of the featured topics at Cal State Fullerton's 2018 Social Justice Summit, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Titan Student Union.

Focusing on the theme "Titans Together," the free, public event will include breakout sessions, a resource fair, round table discussions and a keynote presentation by Vincent T. Harris, director of CSUF's Male Success Initiative.

Breakout sessions include:

  • "Islamophobia on College Campuses" by the CSUF Muslim Student Association and the Students for Justice in Palestine at CSUF
  • "Reframing Disability: Challenging What We Think We Know" by Amanda Kraus, director of disability resources at The University of Arizona
  • "The Body on the Dinner Table: From 3/5 Human to Second-Class Citizenship" by Gwendolyn Alexis, CSUF lecturer in African American studies, and Trimaine Davis, coordinator of CSUF's African American Resource Center
  • "An Undocumented Experience: A Short Film and Panel Discussion" by Titan Dreamers Resource Center
  • "How Social Media is Reducing Hate in the Next Generation" by YouTuber and social justice advocate Presley Alexander
  • "¿Porque Stilo? My Style, My Identity, My Politics" by Melissa Valdovinos, CSUF undergraduate student and social justice educator for the Chicana and Chicano Resource Center
  • "Southeast Asian Voices: The Politics of Remembering and Storytelling" by Andy Le, CSUF graduate student in social work
  • "Mass Incarceration and Education as a Transformative Practice in Success Reintegration" by Romarilyn Ralston, program coordinator for CSUF's Project Rebound
  • "Step Up to Rape Culture" by Deka Spears, CSUF graduate student and assistant coordinator for Violence Prevention Programs for the WoMen's and Adult Reentry Center
  • "Pain and Anger in the LGBTQ Community" by Chris Datiles, coordinator of CSUF's LGBT Queer Resource Center
  • "Rising About the Odds: Supporting Foster Youth to and Through College" by Yajayra Tovar, assistant director for CSUF's Center for Scholars
  • "#MagadangMorenx: The Politics of Colorism" by Asia Jackson, content creator and actress (appearing in ABC's "Modern Family" and "Speechless," NBC's "Superstore," CBS's "The Young and the Restless" and Freeform's "Alone Together")


For more information, visit the Student Life and Leadership website or call 657-278-7622.

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