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SJW2017: One Human Family(?)

SJW2017, April 3rd-7th, 2017: One Human Family(?) 

What is a family? Are we all one human family? What can the Merrimack College community do to help build such a family?

This year, we want to bring this conversation to the community with a diverse series of events. Besides, we will be hosting our first Symposium on Immigration with a variety of organizations, groups, and actors that will allow us to understand the complexities of this essential issue to understand today’s political landscape. 

Check the SJW2017 Facebook page  for the latest updates.



The SJW2017 Organizing Commitee would like to thank everyone who has given their time and energy to put the event together. The Committee would also like to thank all participants and attendees for making it a successful event!

Past Social Justice Stories

  • Annie McDonnell ’16, will be the featured speaker for Merrimack College’s seventh annual First Lecture at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Rogers Center for the Arts.
  • Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jose Vargas is scheduled to kick off this year’s acclaimed Speakers Series with a presentation at Cascia Hall Monday Nov. 9. The speaker series was the idea of President Christopher E. Hopey several years ago in which guests are invited to campus to share their personal stories, said Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment Russell K. Mayer.
  • For more than 50 years Americans have looked at Cuba as a political pariah, ruled by a despot whose views were anathema to our way of life — but which produced great cigars and kept classic cars on the road. A Cuban speaker coming to Merrimack through the Witness for Peace New England fall tour hopes to broaden that perspective.
  • Professor Raechel Tiffe is scheduled to break new academic ground for Merrimack College when she begins teaching in three departments in the School of Liberal Arts this fall.
  • The second Social Justice Week to raise awareness of issues such as gender inequality, racism, religious intolerance and media bias; and the roles of education and activism in the struggle for social starts this week.