Social Justice Events
Social Justice Week/Month started in 2013 with the goal of introducing social justice issues to the Merrimack College campus.
Social Justice Month April 2021
Social Justice Month April 2019
Social Justice Week 2018: March 6 - 15
2017 Social Justice Week:
One Human Family
April 3-7, 2017
What is a family? Are we all one human family? What can the Merrimack College community do to help build such a family?
We wanted to bring this conversation to the community with a diverse series of events. We hosted our first symposium on immigration with a variety of organizations, groups and actors helping us better understand the complexities of the human family in today’s political landscape.
2016 Social Justice Week:
April 11-15, 2016
We focused on what diversity looks like at Merrimack College and in our world. What can our community 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