Valencia College Hosts Virtual Series on Social Justice

Monday, January 11, 2021

On Monday, Jan. 25, the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College will launch its annual Conversation on Justice, a weeklong series of workshops, for the first time in a completely virtual environment. The series, which is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of today’s hot-button social issues, will explore racial wealth gaps, human trafficking, immigration and civil rights. Each day will also allow time for meditation in the morning, prior to the start of the first event. Conversation on Justice runs daily from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25 until Thursday, Jan. 28.

Held in an online capacity this year, the series of events will begin with a meditation session at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning, followed by “A Conversation on Bullying.” In the days following, the college will host more than 20 digital events.

Some of this year’s seminars include: “Beyond Negative Stigmas: Understanding Mental Health”; “Gender Misrepresentation in Advertising”; “Smart and Sustainable: Accelerating Toward the Future Panel Discussion”; “Immigration and DACA”; and many more. Free film screenings will also take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, and will begin at 6 p.m. Closing out the week is a special interactive experience titled “The ABCs of Anti-Racism: Are you a ‘Non’ or an ‘Anti’?,” which will explore the difference between being a “non-racist” and an “anti-racist.”

Conversation on Justice is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Institute with funding support from Student Development and JP Morgan & Chase Co.

For a full schedule of the events and registration information, please visit: https://valenciacollege.edu/students/peace-justice-institute/conversation-on-justice/index.php

 

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