Social Justice Week @ Sonoma State University

Subject: Social Justice Week Sonoma State University
Date: 2015-03-11 17:09
From: Peter Phillips <peter.phillips@sonoma.edu>

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Contacts: Shelby Wade, 916-743-7918, thomass@seawolf.sonoma.edu<mailto:thomass@seawolf.sonoma.edu>

Peter Phillips, 707-664-2588, peter.phillips@sonoma.edu<mailto:peter.phillips@sonoma.edu>

(Rohnert Park, 3/12/15) Social Justice Week (March 23-27) at Sonoma State University will feature former Black Panther, Mama Charlotte Hill O’Neal an accomplished poet, musician and visual artist, and Founding Director of Tanzania’s United African Alliance Community Center. O’Neal will keynote in the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center at 6:00 PM Tuesday March 24.

Other featured speakers include Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, professor of Ethnic Studies at CSU Eastbay, and author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policies against the Indigenous peoples were designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz will speak at 5:00 PM In the Student Union Building Ballroom A.

And, Dr. Peter Dale Scott, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, and leading political analyst and poet, will speak on his new book, The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on US Democracy. Dr. Scott is author of numerous books on politics including the American War Machine. He will lecture at 6:00 PM on Thursday March 26 in Evert B. Person Theatre.

All social justice week events are free and open to the public with donations accepted in support of campus social justice activities. Wheel chair access is available for all events. Daily parking at SSU is $5.

SSU Social Justice Week will feature 30 hours of panels, lectures, films, and discussions including representatives from Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, Veterans for Peace, Move to Amend, Metta Center, ACLU, Code Pink, 350 Sonoma County, Project Censored, North Coast Coalition for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Sonoma County, If Americans Knew, Police Accountability Clinic, and Alternative to Violence.

The Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club, Shelby Wade, President and Peter Phillips, Faculty advisor, organized the week with financial support from the School of Social Science and SSU Associated Students. For full program see: https://www.facebook.com/events/791334790947563/

http://www.projectcensored.org/social-justice-wek-at-sonoma-state-university/

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