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Social Justice

Social Justice Week 2015

Social Justice Week: Let’s Make It Matter!!

What is Social Justice for you? What can the Merrimack College community do to contribute to a more just world?

WANTED: Students, staff and faculty willing to answer these questions and to bring to campus their social justice concerns and experience.


What can I do?

What We Have already Planned…


Social Justice Week is:

  • A question and a challenge posed to the Merrimack College community )

  • An open invitation to everyone at the Merrimack College community to come together in order to:

    • define what Social Justice means for each one of us, and for Merrimack College as a community,

    • bring all our strengths and skills together to turn Merrimack College into an engine of change directed towards a fairer society.

  • An umbrella for a series of events that will take place all over campus on March 23-29th, 2015, that will bring a variety of events and opportunities to inform students, faculty and staff about issues related to Social Justice, and about what you can do to help different local, national, and global causes.

  • An opportunity to share with the community your own understanding of what Social Justice means, bring attention to particular problems that you are concerned with, and create networks and initiatives that will work to put an end to those problems.

  • A de-centered initiative, born from the convergence of concerns and interests of faculty, students, and staff, where everybody in the community can contribute with his/her own proposals for panels, exhibitions, discussions, forums, or other activities.

  • A challenge to embrace your faith and/or beliefs and discover what it means to live in a truly just world.

  • Whatever you want it to be…

Please, contact us if you have any questions at

We are waiting for you.

Speak up!

The SJW2015 Organizing Commitee

Brittine Aiello, Assistant Professor of Criminology
Chris Ciarcia, Community Engagement Fellow
Christina Condon, Access Service Manager, McQuade Library
Ashley Frye, English/Women’s and Gender Studies ’17
Laura Hillier, Director of Community Partnerships, School of Education and Social Policy
Rob Koegel, Adjunct Professor of Sociology
Bella Lopez, Business/Social Justice ’17
Kathryn Nielsen, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Sandra Raponi, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Alisha Reppucci, Director of Community Outreach & Special Projects
Luis Sáenz de Viguera Erkiaga, Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Social Justice
Betsy Salerno, Adjunct Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah, Instructor, Liaison/Librarian, McQuade Library
Raechel Tiffe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences
Brittany Vine, Community Engagement Fellow

Social Justice Week 2015 Calendar

Check back soon and often! We will keep posting events as they are confirmed.