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Social Justice

Social Justice Week

Social Justice Week started in 2013 with the goal of introducing social justice issues to the Merrimack College campus.

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Social Justice Month 2018

Stay tuned for this year’s events, to be held during several weeks of late February and well into March, 2018!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5-6:30 p.m.
Dinner with the Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
Merrimack Club, Sakowich
RSVP required:

7-8 p.m.
15th Annual Interfaith Prayer
Guest Sermon by the Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
Cascia Hall 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7-9 p.m.
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
Stevens Auditorium, Cushing

Thursday, March 8, 2018

6-7:30 p.m.
“Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth”
Hosted by Jane Caputi, visiting scholar, Interdisciplinary Institute
Stevens Auditorium, Cushing

Saturday, March 10, 2018

6-9:30 p.m.
Unity Gala
Cascia Hall

Monday, March 12, 2018

6-8 p.m.
Active Bystander Training with Rev. Liz Magill
Workshop on responding to harassment in constructive ways
Murray Lounge
RSVP required:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

“Climbing PoeTree”
Cascia Hall

Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman use multivoice spoken word, hip-hop, world music and multimedia theater to translate research around the most pressing issues of our time into stunning artistry that catalyzes audiences to activate transformation in their community.

2-3:15 p.m.

4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2-3 p.m.
“Native Resistance in the Age of Trump”
Lecture by Nick Estes, University of New Mexico
Cascia Hall

4 p.m.
Faculty Reception and Roundtable
Merrimack Club, Sakowich

Thursday, March 15, 2018

4-6:30 p.m.
Safe Zone Training
Interactive training to support LGBTQ+ individuals 
Cascia Hall
RSVP requested:

Past Events

2017 Social Justice Week: One Human Family
April 3-7, 2017
View Schedule

2016 Social Justice Week: Diversify
April 11-15, 2016
The 2016 Social Justice Week focused on what diversity looks like at Merrimack College and in our world, as well as what our community can do to contribute to a more just campus climate and a more just world.

2015 Social Justice Week
March 23-29, 2015
Some of this week’s activities and events included:

  • Lectures, discussions and workshops on officer-involved shootings, public and private use of drones, drug law reform, financial exclusion, media hypocrisy, freedom of speech and more
  • A student dialogue dinner celebrating religious and cultural diversity
  • Hosted movie screenings on race and food chains/food justice
  • Theatre projects on the formerly incarcerated and gender studies issues 

2014 Social Justice Month
Graduate students from the Community Engagement program organized a month-long social justice calendar of events. 

2013 Social Justice Week
March 11-15, 2013
The week included a variety of activities and events, such as:

  • Documentary viewings with Q&A sessions with their directors and producers
  • Workshops on safe allies and intersectionality
  • Speakers on immigration, incarcerated populations, LGBTQ rights, environmental issues, education and activism
  • Student artwork, photography and poster sessions throughout campus to provoke questions and conversations
  • Meetings with Lawrence community organizations at the Everett Mills