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SJW2016: Diversify

Calendar of events for Social Justice Week 2016

 

Please, visit back frequently as the calendar will be populated in the next couple of weeks.

Schedule of Events

February 23, 2016

  • Where We Dwell Together
    Cascia Hall
    7:00pm - 8:00pm:
    13th Annual Interfaith Prayer. Join us in Shalom, Peace, Salaam, Shanti!

February 24, 2016

February 25, 2016

  • Refugee Resettlement in Our Area
    Sullivan Hall 104
    2:00pm - 3:30pm:

    Cheryl Hamilton from the International Institute of New England in Lowell will talk about refugee protection and resettlement in our area. All are welcome to attend- faculty, staff, and students.  Please contact Dr. Anne Flaherty at flahertya@merrimack.edu with any questions.

March 8, 2016

April 1, 2016

  • Love Has no Labels
    Large Wall, Sakowich Center
    All Day:
    Love has No Labels challenges implicit bias which are personal, hidden, snap judgements based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Love Has No Labels also provides tips on how to prevent bias and actions to take when you see bias occurring.

April 2, 2016

  • Love Has no Labels
    Large Wall, Sakowich Center
    All Day:
    Love has No Labels challenges implicit bias which are personal, hidden, snap judgements based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Love Has No Labels also provides tips on how to prevent bias and actions to take when you see bias occurring.

April 3, 2016

  • Love Has no Labels
    Large Wall, Sakowich Center
    All Day:
    Love has No Labels challenges implicit bias which are personal, hidden, snap judgements based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Love Has No Labels also provides tips on how to prevent bias and actions to take when you see bias occurring.

April 4, 2016

  • Love Has no Labels
    Large Wall, Sakowich Center
    All Day:
    Love has No Labels challenges implicit bias which are personal, hidden, snap judgements based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Love Has No Labels also provides tips on how to prevent bias and actions to take when you see bias occurring.

April 5, 2016

  • Love Has no Labels
    Large Wall, Sakowich Center
    All Day:
    Love has No Labels challenges implicit bias which are personal, hidden, snap judgements based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Love Has No Labels also provides tips on how to prevent bias and actions to take when you see bias occurring.
  • Feast of Faiths
    Rogers Center lobby
    5:00pm - 7:00pm:
    Celebrate religious and cultural diversity at this student dialogue dinner! RSVP required.

April 6, 2016

  • Love Has no Labels
    Large Wall, Sakowich Center
    All Day:
    Love has No Labels challenges implicit bias which are personal, hidden, snap judgements based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Love Has No Labels also provides tips on how to prevent bias and actions to take when you see bias occurring.

April 7, 2016

  • Love Has no Labels
    Large Wall, Sakowich Center
    All Day:
    Love has No Labels challenges implicit bias which are personal, hidden, snap judgements based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Love Has No Labels also provides tips on how to prevent bias and actions to take when you see bias occurring.

April 8, 2016

  • Love Has no Labels
    Large Wall, Sakowich Center
    All Day:
    Love has No Labels challenges implicit bias which are personal, hidden, snap judgements based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Love Has No Labels also provides tips on how to prevent bias and actions to take when you see bias occurring.
  • Lawrence in the Frame: Challenge your Perspective
    El Taller, 275 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA
    6:00pm - 8:00pm:
    Join us for this photo voice project gallery opening and community discussion. Presented by Movement City, and sponsored by Merrimack College and the School of Education & Social Policy.

April 9, 2016

  • Transformations in Post-Mao China
    Meeting Room B
    12:30pm - 1:30pm:
    Our featured speaker will be Dr. He Li, Professor of Political Science, and a member of the International Studies Steering Committee.  Dr. Li will be discussing his recent work Transformations in Post-Mao China, which is forthcoming from Palgrave MacMillan.

April 11, 2016

April 12, 2016

  • 19th Annual Model Passover Seder
    NEW LOCATION: Rogers Center Lobby
    2:00pm - 3:30pm:
    Rabbi Robert Goldstein presiding.
    At this festive Passover ritual called the Seder, we will tell the story of the Exodus of Moses and the Israelites as they escaped from Pharaoh in ancient Egypt. The roots of our Western tradition of Social Justice are found in the Prophetic wisdom and challenges of Judaism, and their powerful expression in the Seder Haggadah narrative. RSVP required.
  • AmeriTESTED!
    Main Street, Sakowich Campus Center
    4:15pm - 6:00pm:
    Stop by Main Street to get tested on your good ol’ ‘Merican knowledge at the “Made in the U.S.A” table.
  • GEM (Gender Equality at Merrimack)
    Mack Shack, Sakowich
    7:00pm:
    Fired up about the gender discussions you had in class or saw in the media? Want to keep talking? Come join GEM (Gender Equality at Merrimack) - a student group getting together to talk, watch films, plan events, and think about becoming an activist.  Watch for us April 19th on Main Street, and for our Film Night to follow!

April 13, 2016

  • Artist’s Talk at McQuade
    McQuade Library
    2:45pm:
    Beverly, Massachusetts artist Janel Houton will give a talk entitled “Native Species Threatened: the Environment, Climate Change and Faith, from 1600s New England to Pope Francis”  
  • Service-Learning and Community-Engaged Research Showcase
    Sakowich Campus Center, Murray Lounge
    3:00pm - 6:00pm:
    The college wide Service-Learning and Community-Engaged Research Showcase is an opportunity to highlight the service-learning, civic and community-engaged research and work of the Merrimack community. Faculty, staff, students, and community partners are welcome to present their work at the Showcase.
  • Food Chains/Food Justice
    Stevens Auditorium, Cushing Hall
    4:00pm - 6:00pm:
    Screening of documentary that explores the connections between farm workers’ struggles and the fruit and vegetables that we consume on a daily basis. The documentary will be followed with a discussion facilitated by Dr. Rob Koegel, from Sociology and Social Justice.

April 14, 2016

  • Engaging Students in Social Justice Conversations within a Democratic Classroom
    Meeting Room B, SAK Building
    12:30pm - 1:45pm:
    As college educators, many of us long to develop empathetic, engaged citizens who challenge societal inequities and work for the greater good. Yet, thinking about how to accomplish these goals within the limits of our classrooms is dizzying. This workshop aims to tap into our shared knowledge on facilitating discussions and activities on social justice in our classrooms.
  • Global Justice (Poster Presentations)
    Warrior’s Den, Sakowich Campus Center
    12:45pm - 1:45pm:
    Prof. Sandra Raponi’s PHL3030 Global Justice class will showcase their work.
  • Global Justice (Poster Presentations)
    Warrior’s Den, Sakowich Campus Center
    2:15pm - 3:15pm:
    Prof. Sandra Raponi’s PHL3030 Global Justice class will showcase their work.
  • Stigma Wall
    White Wall, Sakowich Campus Center
    3:00pm - 5:00pm:
    Exercise designed to help educate the Merrimack College community about the negative representations that stigmas can create.
  • A Fence or a Wall? (ASB San Diego)
    3rd floor lounge, Sakowich Campus Center
    7:00pm - 8:00pm:
    Recent Alternative Spring Break San Diego participants talk through the conflicting thoughts that come with the continuing rise in the argument of the Mexico-U.S. border.

April 18, 2016

  • Social Justice Poster Station
    “Bump out” Room, next to Zime, McQuade Library
    1:00pm - 2:00pm:
    As we start to wrap up SJW2016, we invite you to join Social Justice students, and create posters that communicate to campus what are the social justice principles or issues that you stand for.

April 19, 2016

  • Honor Diaries: Culture Is not an Excuse
    Stevens Auditorium, Cushing Hall
    5:00pm - 7:00pm:
    Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls. 
    Honor Diaries is more than a movie, it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses – around the world and here in America.(www.honordiaries.com)
    The documentary will be followed by a discussion.