We invite you to join us for Social Justice Solutions, a discussion relevant for our community, our nation, our world and our time.
Social Justice Solutions invites activists, thought leaders, and the community to explore action-oriented strategies to effect social change. This year, we welcome civil rights activist, Deray Mckesson for a moderated discussion and Q&A.
This year's event continues the conversation began during the inaugural 2016 Social Justice Solutions series inspired by then GCSW student, Maranda Harris (MSW '17) who proposed a community forum hosted by our college in response to the issues of deadly force and fatal police shootings of African Americans. We are dedicated to continuing that discussion by examining the Black Lives Matter movement and its policy platform. Our goal is to provide an annial forum to inspire informed community activism as a powerful tool to achieve social, racial, economic, and political justice.
About DeRay Mckesson:
A leading voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement, je is a co-founder of JoinCampaignZero.org, MappingPoliceViolence.org and OurStates.org. Spurred by the death of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and beyond, DeRay has become a key player in the work to confront the systems and structures that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of black and other minority populations. He is the host of Pod Save the People, an acclaimed podcast examining culture, social justice, and politics.
DATE: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
LOCATION: University of Houston- Cullen Performance Hall
RSVP: Reserve your seat today!
PARKING: Welcome center garage
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