The Office of Equity and Diversity invites proposals for workshops and plenaries for the 2017 Social Justice Conference at Montclair State University. This inaugural conference on March 31, 2017 will provide personal and professional development opportunities to our campus community on issues of social identity, social justice, racial justice, power, and privilege. Workshops will be 50 minutes in length, and take place in 4 groups of sessions. There will be 3 plenary sessions.
Students, faculty, and staff of Montclair State are encouraged to submit proposals that connect with our conference theme, Raise Awareness. Inspire Change. Strengthen Communities, which was inspired by Montclair State students, faculty, staff, and activists who envision a knowledgeable campus community committed to inclusion, civility, empathy, and justice. This theme is a call to action encouraging individuals and communities to become more aware of themselves and their environments so that they can inspire and create individual, departmental, and institutional change while strengthening communities.
- Building an inclusive, multiculturally competent campus community
- Challenging paradigms of injustice, privilege, and marginalization
- Issues around gender (including gender identity, gender roles, and stereotypes) and how they intersect with other aspects of identity or cultures
- LGBTQ students and issues
- Post-undergraduate social justice activism and civic engagement
- Building sustainable coalitions within student groups to reflect a diverse population
- Economic justice (e.g. Food, sustainability, environmental justice)
- Mental health and social justice (access to treatment of individuals with addiction, mental health concerns, trauma)
- Incarceration (e.g. school-to-prison pipeline, prison-industrial complex)
- Activism and self-care
- Racial justice (e.g. Black Lives Matter)